School FAQ

When are room assignments posted?

Class assignments will be posted by the front door on the Friday before school starts. 

Where are the classrooms located?

Our school is big – but beautiful and easy to navigate! Most of the classrooms are located in the “tower” on Dakota:

  • K & 1st grades on the 1st floor
  • 2nd & 5th grades on the 2nd floor
  • 3rd & 4th grades on the 3rd floor

There are two additional Kindergarten classrooms located in the west wing of the building, by the Kindergarten playground.

What is the bell schedule for the 2016/2017 school year?

First bell: 7:45 a.m.  ;  Second bell: 7:50 a.m.  ;  Tardy bell: 7:55 a.m.  ;  End of school: 2:05 p.m.

How is safety handled at the school?

This is a major focus for the school, SPS, and SDOT. Specific questions can be directed to Liz Dunn at

How is traffic handled around the school? Where does drop-off and pick-up happen?

Below is a map of the school grounds. Drop off for grades 1 through 5 is at the corner of Genesee and 51st, on Genesee (parents line up on Genesee heading west). Please do not turn right on 51st unless you are parking to walk younger kids in.

Please do NOT use the lower parking lot for pick-up or drop off unless you are parking as well. The entrance is not suited to frequent traffic, and our promise to the neighborhood was that there would be no idling cars in the “bowl” (air quality concerns).

There is NO car drop-off or pick-up on Dakota, near Dakota (on 51st or 50th) or in the front parking lot (we make an exception to this last rule for handicap parking and grandparents).

*K drop-off is at the front of the school.

Who do I write checks to when giving to the PTA?

For Direct Give, Enrichment Programs, or other opportunities where you may pay by check, please remember to make your check payable to:

Genesee Hill PTA


For questions and further information, contact Liz Dunn at  or Kelley O’Connor at