Homestead Fast Facts

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Homestead Elementary School

2830 Hillsboro Blvd., Aurora IL 60503

Main Line: 630.636.3100

Attendance Line: 630-636-3101


Homestead Strong: Together We Are Unstoppable

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2830 Hillsboro Blvd.Aurora, IL 60503
Phone 630.636.3100 | Fax: 630.636.3168

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Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up Line

Homestead Elementary Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Our primary and most important goal is the safe arrival and dismissal of students from our school. To do this requires the combined effort of our school staff, our parent community, and our students.

Parents, you know your child and therefore can make the best decision as to the most appropriate way for your child to arrive and depart from school each day. Below are options. Once selected, complete the “transportation home” form that is kept on file in our main office (many were completed during preview night). Always notify your child’s teacher if transportation home changes.

Students arriving via parent pick-up or walkers after 8:45 according to the school clock must check in with a parent in the front office.


Students should plan to arrive at Homestead Elementary between 8:30am and 8:45am for regular morning arrival. Parent drop off is at Door 3, walkers may enter Door 2, and bus riders enter Door 2.  Once they enter the building, students may go to the cafeteria for breakfast or to their grade level line up area. If your schedule necessitates an earlier arrival, students may be dropped off at Door 3 between 8:15-8:30. These students can go to the cafeteria for breakfast or to the gym for quiet reading. Students may not be on school property prior to 8:30 am due to the lack of adult supervision unless they are being dropped off for early arrival. Please note that regular morning supervision begins at 8:30.


WALKING STUDENTS: Students walking to school must enter the school through the main doors (door # 2).  They proceed to their appropriate indoor line-up area.  BUS RIDERS: Buses will unload students in the front of the building. Upon entering the building, the students will proceed to their appropriate indoor line-up area. PARENT/GUARDIAN DROP OFF: Students transported by car are to be dropped off at the east side of the building. Students are to be dropped off on the curb in the student drop off area. Drop off is CURB SIDE ONLY. Students are to enter through the east doors (door #3) and then proceed to the appropriate line-up area.  Students may not be dropped off in the bus area located in front of the school building between 8:15 and 8:45 am. 

ANY student arriving after 8:45 am is to use the main entrance (Door 2) and report to the office before going to the classroom.


Students walking home after school will exit the kindergarten doors (door #1).

BUS RIDERS: Students who ride the bus will be dismissed by their teachers and depart through the main doors (door #2). Students are expected to ride the bus they have been assigned by the Transportation Dept. In order to prevent confusion as to whether your child(ren) is to ride the bus or you will pick them up after school, please send a note with your child or call the Homestead office prior to 2:30 pm that day indicating that your student will be picked up and by whom. When we have your note/call prior to 2:30, we are able to get the message to your student and his/her teacher. If we do not have a note/call, your student will be instructed to take their usual method home. Morning kindergarten Parents/Guardians should have a note in the office prior to 10:15 am.


PARENT/GUARDIAN PICK UP: Students being picked up by parents/guardians will exit the east door (door #3). Parents/Guardians drive through the student-loading zone and have the student board the vehicle from the sidewalk. Cars are to enter the parking lot from the Middlebury Drive entrance and proceed to the pick up area forming one line. You may not leave your vehicle parked in the Parent/Guardian pick up line to go meet your child. All students must remain on the sidewalk under the direction of the adult supervisors until the vehicle has come to a stop alongside the curb before boarding. These vehicles are then to exit the pick up line onto Hillsboro Blvd. Staff members will help monitor the loading process.  For safety reasons, Parents/Guardians who choose to meet their student(s) at the door need to cross only at the crosswalk under the direction of the staff supervisor. Vehicles may NOT park along the curb next to the pick-up line.


Alternate parent drop-off and pick up locations
Some parents will choose side streets for drop-off and pick up locations and have their student walk the remainder of the way to school. This is a parental decision based on the maturity of their student. Alternate drop-off and pick-up locations are not monitored by the school, but please follow the guidelines below for the safety of all students.

  1. No drop-off or pick-up on Hillsboro Blvd. This presents an exceptional safety risk to your student, other students, and an accident risk due to car and bus volume.
  2. If you choose to use an alternate drop-off and pick up location, students are strongly advised to load and unload curb side only.
  3. Please complete the transportation home form as if your student is a walker.

Remember the state law is clear: NO HAND HELD CELL PHONES!

School Hours

1st-5th grades: 8:45 am - 3:35 pm

AM Kindergarten: 8:45 am - 11:20 am

PM Kindergarten: 1:00 pm - 3:35 pm


School Schedules

Lunch Schedule:


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