Marshall Lane Elementary School

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Hello Marshall Lane Families,

Below is information to help answer questions you may have about the first day of school. If you still have questions, please give us a call at 408-364-4259 so we can help.

When is the first day of school? The first day of school is on Thursday, August 18th.

What should I do to prepare my student for their first day? Please be sure you test your child for Covid-19 the day before school starts (August 17). Returning students were given tests the last week of school.  If you are new to the district or are in need of a test, please stop by the office August 11th from 8:00a-3:00p or August 15th from 2:30-4:00.  If your child tests positive for Covid-19, do not send them to school. Contact Tricia Urrutia in the main office at 408-341-7076, or by email at  to report an absence.

What time does school start? 

TK-3rd grade's warning bell is at 8:12 am. School starts at 8:15 am. Students who are not in their seats by 8:15 am will be marked tardy.

The 4th and 5th grade warning bell is at 8:02 am. School starts at 8:05 am. Students not in their seat at 8:05 are marked tardy.

You can find our bell schedule on the Marshall Lane website:

Where do I drop off my student? There are separate locations for student drop off depending on grade level.

TK-3rd grade drop off is in the lower lot (Marilyn Lane entrance).  **TK and K students must be walked to class.

4th and 5th grade drop off is in the upper lot (Sobey Road entrance)   

Parents are allowed to be on campus for 10 minutes before the first bell to walk their student(s) to class and then depart campus.

When and where do I pick up my student? Parents are not allowed on campus at pick up. 

TK and K students are released at 2:20 and must be picked up at the gate of the lower lot. 

1st-3rd grade students are also released at 2:20 and can be picked up at the gate or in the drive thru pick up line.

Pick up for 4th and 5th grade students is at 2:30 pm in the upper lot. You may drive thru or pick up at the gate. 

Please note that Wednesdays are an early release day. TK-3rd grade students are released at 1:20 pm; 4th and 5th graders are released at 1:30 pm.

What does my student need? All students need a full-size backpack (no wheel-type backpacks, please) and a water bottle. A free morning snack and lunch are provided to all students. Students may bring their own snack and lunch if they prefer. All items brought to school must be labeled with the child’s name. For safety, please no glass containers.  Although masks are not mandatory, please make sure your student has at least one mask in their backpack - there are times that masks will be needed on campus.  Younger students should have a change of clothes in case of accidents.

What school supplies will my student need to bring? The school provides all the books and materials for your student. If you would like to make an optional donation to the school to help out, please visit our website @ under Resources and Family Involvement. We appreciate any support!

When will I know which class my child is in? Class lists by student ID number will be posted to the school website at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17.   Please note that class placements are tentative and adjustments may be required in the first weeks of school.

What if my child is absent? Please contact Tricia Urrutia at 408-341-7076 or by email at TUrrutia [at] to report your student’s absence.

We look forward to a successful 2022/2023 school year!

Pat Sieler, principal