Get to Know Crane Elementary School

  • Welcome to Crane Elementary School! Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions that are designed to help you learn more about our school. Please feel free to call the main office at 359-5400 for additional information. We're happy to help!

    Q. Where can I drop off my child?
    Before school begins, parents can drop off students at the side door in the parking lot. For student safety, please do not pull into the bus loop. After school begins, parents must accompany their children into school to sign them in, so please park in the side parking lot and walk them around to the front door and into the main office.

    Q. How early can I drop off my child at school?
    A. School begins at 7:45 a.m. and students can be dropped off as early as 7:35 a.m.

    Q. How late can I pick up my child from school?
    A. Dismissal is 2 p.m. and students should be picked up no later than 2:05 p.m.

    Q. Can my child skip a grade?
    A. In order to reap all of the academic, social and emotional benefits school has to offer, children are placed in grades by age, therefore, skipping a grade is not permitted.

    Q. Can I have lunch with my child?
    A. Yes. Please just be sure to sign in at the main office when you arrive. You can bring your own lunch or purchase the adult price lunch that is available in the cafeteria.

    Q. Can I visit my child's classroom during the school day?
    A. Yes. Please make an appointment with the classroom teacher to do this.

    Q. How do I register my child for before and after school care at Crane?
    A. The district's fee-based childcare program, the Cub Care Zone, provides before and after school care for Rush-Henrietta students in grades K-6 at the school they attend. Please go to for more information, or call the Office of Continuing Education at 359-7805.