Principal's Message

Welcome To All Students, Parents, and Guardians!

We hope you are all just as excited as we are to work together to offer encouragement and support for your child during this school year, and as a result see academic and social growth in your child.

We believe that a strong partnership between families and staff is essential to inspire, challenge and empower our students! We need your support to assist your child in attending school regularly and on time. We invite you to play an active role in your child’s education. Ask questions, come to events and show your child that school and learning are the keys to success! 

Longfellow follows a 45/15 instructional calendar with school beginning the last week of July after a six-week summer vacation. Students attend school each of the four instructional quarters for approximately 45 days followed by 15 days of vacation. During each 15 day intersession break students are provided the opportunity to attend targeted math and/or reading intervention classes in the morning for one week in October, one week in January, and one week in March. These classes are taught by Longfellow staff where student/teacher ratio is low in order to provide as much individual help as possible. School Age Child Care (SACC) and 21st Century Grant offer enrichment activities during the remainder of the break. Benefits of the 45/15 schedule include greater student retention and less re-teaching due to the strategically placed breaks, consistent teaching time and positive school culture. Our Kindergarten students receive art, music, media and physical education classes as specials. Our staff is highly creative with the infusion of research based differentiation models to meet the needs of our learners. We are a full one-to-one technology school. Every student has an iPad that he or she uses throughout the school day for instruction. To arrange a tour, call our office at (507) 328-3600.