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DeLong Elementary School

Morning Drop Off and School Dismissal Procedures

Please do not block residential driveways or bus lanes​​
Follow the traffic pattern (in the DeLong handbook found under resources)
Upper parking lot is closed from 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Follow school zone speed limits and be aware of crosswalks and crossing guards
Lunch/Recess Schedule Changes

DeLong families,

We want to share with you an important change that we have made to our lunch/recess schedules. We have combined Kindergarten and Third grade and Second and First grade in the lunchroom and playground, while adding additional support staff. We have lengthened the time that our dragons are at lunch and recess, by 5 minutes to ensure enough time to get through the lunch line and eat lunch. While, for two of our 4 lunches, we are combining grades, we have increased staff for safety and efficiency.

          This change of going from 6 lunches, to 4 lunches, allows for our students to spend more time in an academic setting, as well as allow myself, Mr. Konishi, our counseling staff and paraeducators more time in classrooms supporting our teachers in their effort to provide rigorous, engaging lessons for our students. While this change does mean that 2 of our lunches have more students in the lunchroom and on the playground together, it also means that we all can place our focus more intentionally where it belongs, on our students learning! We thank you, as always for your continued support in our endeavors to grow the greatest kids in all of Tacoma at DeLong!​ 


Ms. Devenuti

DeLong Elementary School is a community that works together in a supportive and caring family atmosphere where high expectations, effort and individuality are encouraged, respected, and celebrated. Delong has five special programs for students needing support and encouragement beyond the regular classroom setting: Learning Resource Center, Learning Assistance Program (LAP), Therapeutic Learning Center, English as a Second Language.​​


How we're doing

To measure progress toward meeting the School Board’s strategic goals, we use a set of benchmarks that let parents and community members track our progress. It’s like a report card for our school and the whole district.