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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Student Handbook answers these and many other important questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.

What are Mammoth Elementary School’s colors and mascot?

Mammoth students are eagles! Our school colors are kelly green and navy blue.

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What are the school hours for Mammoth Elementary?

School hours at Mammoth Elementary are from 8:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Parents, please do not take children to school any earlier than 8:15 a.m. No one is present to supervise your children at school prior to 8:15 a.m.             

Head Start: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Mon.–Thurs.)
Morning Pre-Kindergarten: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. (M, T, TH, F)
Afternoon Pre-Kindergarten: 12:15 to 3:20 p.m. (M, T, TH, F)
Kindergarten - 6th: 8:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. (M, T, TH, F), 10:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. (W)

Please see our Calendar page for important dates, events, and specific times. Also, view our bell schedule for full details of our school schedule.

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What should I do if my child is absent?

We’re concerned for your children when we don’t see them. If you know your child will be absent or stay home sick from school, please call us at (520) 487.2242. Parents, when your children are healthy, please send them back to school with an absence slip explaining why they were gone. An absence note is a must! Otherwise, we record your child's absence as "unexcused."

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What if my child is tardy?

We encourage promptness since tardies affect everyone and disrupt classroom time. If your child must be late, please have him/her report to the office before going to class.

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Does Mammoth provide bussing?

Yes, we do! We offer bus services to some students as a district courtesy. We ask that parents remind their children about bus riding manners:

  • The bus driver is the supervisor.
  • Use quiet talking voices.
  • Stay seated, facing forward.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects in the bus and  to yourselves at all times.
  • Please use common sense while riding the bus.

Do not bring animals, glass, weapons, electronics, explosives, alcohol, or drugs onto the bus. Riding the bus is a privilege. Please be respectful of what you do while on the bus.

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What if I need to check my child out of school early?

Parents and guardians who need to check a child out of school early should come to the main office first. We require that you sign your child out before we will release him/her. While you are filling out the early check-out forms, we will send for your child and have him/her meet you at the office.

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Do you have a library for my child to use?

Yes! The library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students may use this time to return and check out books. Please remind your child that the library requires a quiet or "study" atmosphere.

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When do progress reports come out and how are grades determined?

We send home progress reports on the fifth week of each quarter. Grades are based on the following scale:

A = 90% - 100% (Exceeds)
B = 80% - 89% (Meets)
C = 70% - 79% (Approaches)  
D = 60% - 69% (Falls far below)
F = 0% - 59% (Falls far below)
NG = No Grade Given

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What meals do you provide at school?

All children are welcome to eat both breakfast and lunch at school. Reduced price meals are available for those who need it. If you believe you qualify for reduced price meals, please visit the main office for the forms you’ll need to fill out.

Lunch Prices

  • Regular $2.50
  • Reduced $0.40

Breakfast Prices

  • Regular $0.85
  • Reduced $0.10
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What are lunch hours?


  • Kindergarten - 11:25 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 2nd - 11:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
  • 3rd through 6th - 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Please see our current bell schedule for specific times.

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Does Mammoth Elementary School allow visitors in the classrooms?

Absolutely! We welcome visitors at our school. Please call ahead to let your child’s teacher know you are coming. When you arrive, just check in at the main office first to let us know you’re here. Then we’ll direct you to the place you want to visit on campus.

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What items should my student not bring to school?

Please do not bring electronics to school. Mammoth Elementary is not responsible for items that are lost. We also insist that students do not use cell phones. Texting is disruptive to learning inside the classroom. If a student needs to make a phone call, please arrange with the teacher first, and follow his/her directions for when and where to place the call.

Additionally, please do not bring gum, pets, animals, weapons, drugs, alcohol, Gameboys, CD or mp3 players, expensive jewelry, large sums of money, or toys.

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Where is the lost and found?

Please check the main office for any items you’ve lost. Parents, it’s helpful to take a permanent marker and write your child's name on the tags of jackets or lunchboxes or anything else you can write the child’s name on.

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My child needs to take medication daily. How will you make sure he/she will receive it?

Please label all prescription medications and keep them in the health office. Only our school nurse will hand out the medicine to a student, and the medicine must be in the original container. Prescription drugs must be prescribed by a doctor and have documentation telling how much and how often the student must take the medicine. Please be sure to contact the health office ahead of time if you want your child taking over-the-counter medicines, too. These also require documentation.

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Is there a PTO?

The PTO is involved in the school on a daily basis raising funds, providing student recognition, and giving our teachers help. If you are interested, please contact the office for more information.

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Is there a dress code at Mammoth Elementary?

Yes. At the June 2012 school board meeting, the Mammoth-San Manuel Governing Board members voted to change the school dress code. The changes affect all grade levels! Please view the new dress code policy for the details.

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