EDUCATING THROUGH AN INDIGENOUS LENS
CURRENT SCHOOL HOURS
Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 3:50 pm
Breakfast 9:00 - 9:30 am
1st Lunch 12:10 - 12:40 (Ojibwe)
2nd Lunch 12:50 - 1:20 pm (Dakota)
Busses depart at 4:00pm
Car drop-off & pick-up
Students traveling by car should arrive between 8:45-9:00 am. We ask that drivers park across the street or in the parking lot. A staff person will be at the front door to greet all students. We ask for your cooperation and support in order to keep the front curb available for busses to drop off students. If you are picking up your child by car after school, please arrive when the school-day ends at 3:50 pm. The afternoon procedure is the same as the morning, leaving the front curb space available for loading busses.
If you need to come into the school at drop-off or pick-up time, please park in the lot and—for safety reasons during this heavy-traffic time please walk hand-in-hand with your child to the school building. If you are coming into school during the day, please park in the lot.
Bus pick-up & delivery
Bus transportation is provided to within a central radius to Bdote within south Minneapolis, downtown Minneapolis and NE Minneapolis, through Monarch Bus Service & Minnesota Coaches. In the morning, buses pick up children at stops near their homes and arrive at Bdote at 9:00am. The bus transportation changes each year, and is usually determined shortly before school starts. Families should receive information and schedules in the mail, with morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off times at your child’s specific neighborhood stop.
Behavior on the bus
In order for the ride on the bus to be both safe and pleasant for everyone (including the bus driver), students are expected to follow the bus company rules and behave with the same consideration for others as we expect at school. This means that students are to remain in their seats except when exiting and entering, that they are not to annoy anyone either physically or verbally, and that they are to keep their voices at a conversational level. It also means that they must respond to the bus driver's directions quickly and cooperatively.
Every year school staff talk with the children about appropriate bus behavior and would appreciate the additional support of parents doing the same. If a child is having difficulty on the bus, please inform the school office and we will do what we can to correct the situation. High and consistent expectations on the part of the adults for courteous behavior by the children usually result in a low incidence of problems for our students on the bus.
3216 E 29th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
A Minnesota Public Charter School
An elementary K-6, year-round Dakota and Ojibwe language immersion school