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Prairie Elementary School



School Hours/Bell Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Grades 1-6  – 8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. (8:00 a.m. first bell)
Kinder a.m. – 7:55 a.m. – 11:26 a.m.
Kinder p.m. – 11:04 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Wednesdays Early Out
Grades 1-6  – 8:05 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. (8:00 a.m. first bell)
Kinder a.m. & p.m. – no change
Minimum Day Schedule – 8:05 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. ((8:00 a.m. first bell) 


Office Hours

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p. m.
Monday – Friday

Student Absences

To report your student’s absence, please call (916) 422-1843 by 9:00 a.m. on the day of absence.

Physical Education Schedule


Campus PE Schedule

Directions to School

Directions to school
School Accountability Report Cards
2021-22 EGUSD Parent/Student Handbook
Lost and Found Information
Parents: When you know you sent your child to school with a jacket, coat, umbrella, hat, or sweater, and they end up at home without it; there is a good chance it made it into the lost and found. We collect hundreds of jackets a year and most are never claimed. Please come and check to see if that missing coat is up on the stage in the MP room. All remaining coats will be donated to the coat closet.  The office also keeps small items such as jewelry, hairbands, watches, and glasses that are turned in.
School History
The present day Prairie School, constructed in 1981, gets its name from the old Prairie School that served the community that grew up around the stage stop called Union House. The road upon which it was located is Franklin Boulevard today, but it was first known as the Monterey Trail, and later as Lower Stockton Road. The school was called East Union for its first four years, but in 1858 it was named Prairie. The school served the farm families of the area until 1914 when it merged with the Franklin district. The name is a reminder of the meadow lands and the vast acres of wildflowers that stretched all the way to the Sacramento River. Perhaps it made the first settlers remember the wide prairies they had crossed to get to California.