Arrival and Departure Times/School Hours/Lunch Program


Arrival and Departure Times

  • School begins promptly at 8:35 am each day, with first bell ringing at 8:30 am.
  • Students should not be dropped off before 8:20 am.  There are no provisions for supervision of students who arrive before 8:20 am unless they are involved in a school-sponsored activity.
  • Students who arrive at school after 8:35 am need to be signed in at the office by a parent or guardian before proceeding to their classroom.
  • If it is necessary for you to pick up your child during the day or before the normal 3:35 pm dismissal time, you may park your car in the parking lot and go to the office to sign your child out.  Office personnel will call your child's classroom and have them meet you at the office.

School Hours – Doors open at 8:20 a.m.
Grades K-5………………………….8:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Office Hours……………………… 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Teacher's Hours…………………8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

We have 2 Kiss-N-Go drop off areas. Kiss-N-Go is designated as the pull through in the front of the building and the drive between MVE (Mountain View Elementary) and Challenger MS (Challenger Middle School) in the back of the building. The procedure for both lines are the same:

  • Drivers - Do not get out of your vehicle in the Kiss-N-Go line
  • Pull forward as far as possible to allow more cars to enter the drop off area.
  • Students exit/enter the vehicle in the designated area on the sidewalk side of the car ONLY. Staff will be there to help students exit and proceed into the building.
  • Wait for cars to come to a complete stop before loading or unloading students.
  • Please do not drop students off in the parking lot unless you have parked in a designated space and an adult is bringing the student into the building.
  • Please do not block the crosswalk in the front of the building or park and leave your car in Kiss-N-Go line.
  • Please do not use your cellphone while in the Kiss-N-Go line or in the school zone area.
  • Safe, kind and courteous behavior is expected. Please remember that we all model for the students around us.
  • Do not drop off children before 8:20 a.m.

Click below to see a map of both Kiss N' Go lines:

Current MVE Kiss N Go Map 18-19.pptx

Lunch Program
Academy District 20 participates in the National School Lunch Program and provides free or reduced lunch prices to eligible families.  Free and Reduced Lunch forms can be requested at the school office.  All information provided on the form is strictly confidential.  Please call the office (719-234-4800) if you have any questions or need further information.

Student Breakfast/Lunch Prices

Fee Type Designated For Amount

Breakfast Elementary School Full Price $1.40
Reduced Price (no charge)
Breakfast Middle School Full Price $1.65
Reduced Price (no charge)
Breakfast High School Full Price $1.70
Reduced Price (no charge)
Lunch Elementary School Full Price $2.60
Reduced Price (no charge)
Lunch Middle School Full Price $2.80
Reduced Price (no charge)
Lunch High School Full Price $2.90

*Mountain View Elementary School does not serve breakfast.*


Students may bring a nutritious snack to eat at morning recess.  (Please do not send, candy, soda, gum or anything containing nuts.)