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  • Hunt Office Hours
    School Days
    7:00am - 3:00pm
    Start Time 7:25am
    Dismissal 2:24pm
    Half Day Dismissal - 10:35am


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  • Mary Jo Raczkowski-Shannon, Principal

    Dear Parents/Guardians & Students:

    Welcome back to school!

    On behalf of the staff I would like to welcome you to Hunt Elementary for the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to assisting you in fulfilling your educational goals. JPS Hunt offers a world-class education.  We are excited to continue our journey with you towards a balanced, year-round schedule.

    School will begin on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.  This will be a half day.  We start at 7:25 a.m. and dismiss at 10:35 a.m.  

    If you plan on dropping your child off in the morning, please stay in the line closest to the curb.  Our procedure allows for 5 cars to drop off at the same time at the gym doors. Please be patient, especially the first few weeks of school. Students cannot be dropped off at school before 7:05 a.m. We do not have staff on duty to supervise them safely at that time.  We have a bus lane behind the school. No cars are allowed on that drive.  No buses will be allowed in the parking lot. If you plan to provide after-school transportation for your children, please note, our dismissal time is 2:24 p.m.  Please follow the same routine as in the morning. However, at the crosswalk, a second line is available for 1-5 grades. Y5's and Kindergarten parents should stay to the right.  If you have multiple students, stay to the left.

    There are several areas in the building that are used as cooling places (air conditioned) for the teachers to take their class in the event it gets too hot in the classroom.  They are located in the media center, collaboration room, cafeteria, as well as our 1st grade classrooms. All the other classrooms are equipped with fans.

    Accident and sickness forms are very important for the safety of your children.  Please make sure your address and telephone number is current.  Forms will be given to your child on the first day of school. We would appreciate their return as soon as possible.  Make sure you have everyone listed on the form that can pick your child up from school. If they are not listed, we will not release your child from school.

    On the first day of school, we are asking that the Y5-2nd grade students report to the cafeteria and the 3rd-5th grade students report to the gym. There is NO breakfast on the first day. However, we will supply a mid-morning snack. Many staff members and volunteers will have class lists to help the students get to their current room.

    Please do not call the office about transportation changes.  ALL changes must be put in writing and sent to school with your child.  This includes riding with someone else, changing from busser to pick up and vice versa. 

    Our Open House will be on Tuesday, August 9th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  This is an opportunity for students and parents to see their classrooms and meet the teachers.   It is very important to come to the Open House because the building will not be open there after.

    We look forward to educating you child/children and meeting you! If you have any questions or concerns about school, please call: (517) 841-2610.  Transportation concerns: (517) 841-2180.  We plan to have a great year with your support.

    Please remember at Hunt School, only healthy snacks are allowed.  Please do not send cupcakes, cookies, etc, to school.  We do not allow pop, candy, or fast food.  We do allow fruit juice, gogurts, rice crispy treats, crackers, and fruit snacks.  Balloons and flowers are not allowed due to allergies and distractions.  


    In closing, I would like to say I am looking forward to a wonderful school year.  For the curious, I go by Mrs. Mary Jo Racz-Shannon.  The racz is pronounced like (rasp) berry.

    See you soon! :)


    Mary Jo Raczkowski-Shannon



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