Calendar and Schedule

See the Calendar for the 2012 – 2013 school year here. You can also consult Bancroft's Google calendar.

Hours of Operation
                                    Times                                   Pick-up/Drop-off Location
Before Care             7:00am – 8:00am         Drop off in the Cafeteria
Morning Arrival   8:00am – 8:45am         -PS- 2nd grade drop off in the Gym
                                                                                   -3rd – 5th grade enter near the gym, head to cafeteria

Academic Day         8:45am – 3:15pm          If your child is not in afterschool,            
                                                                                     pick up from the gym at 3:15pm.

Aftercare                    3:15pm – 6:00pm        Pick up from the main office

Emergency changes in the schedule
To find out if DCPS is closed, please listen to the radio, watch a local news station, “like” Bancroft Elementary School on Facebook and/or check the DCPS website at If we are provided with necessary contact information, the school can also call, email and/or text to inform you of a school closure.

School Events
Throughout the year we hosts events for parents, guardians, and families members. The purpose of the events is to connect families to the school and one another, build community across grade levels, share important information with families, and gain from the talents and gifts families bring to the school. As such, community meetings include:
  • Back-to-School Night
  • Cultural Heritage and Community Celebrations
  • Learning Nights
  • Student Performances (e.g. culminating events for expeditions, concerts, plays, etc.)
  • Sports events