Information and FAQs


Please call the office at 324-1410 when your child will be absent or tardy. We are required to contact parents/guardians of any student that is marked absent. Voice messages left with teachers may not be heard until later in the day.

Allergy Alert!!

Please remember we have students and staff that have severe allergies to latex, dogs, and nuts. To reduce the risk of exposure, please

  • Do not send latex balloons to school (mylar is acceptable)
  • Keep dogs out of the school buildings
  • Check with your child’s teacher before bringing in treats for the class
  • Know that if your child brings a sack lunch with nuts, he/she may be asked to sit at another table

Breakfast and Lunch Program

K-12 Student Breakfast: $2
Adult Breakfast: $3.00

K-5 Student Lunch: $2. 90
Adult Lunch: $5

MILK $.60

Cash or checks (payable to: Jim Darcy Elementary) can be turned in to the office each morning. For parents that use the Mealtime online system, there will be a small processing charge. This is a management fee from Mealtime, not Helena Public School.

Parents may enjoy one FREE meal per month. We’d love to have you join your child for lunch.  Please check in the office upon arrival.  View Lunch Menu

K  LUNCH (11:00-11:20)
3 LUNCH/ K,1 RECESS (11:20-11:40)
1,5 LUNCH/2,3,4 RECESS (11:40-12:00)
2,4 LUNCH/5 RECESS (12:00-12:20)

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is located in the hallway outside the cafeteria. Periodically we will donate all unclaimed items to charity. Please label all possessions your child brings to school. This will help us identify lost clothing.


In order to ensure the safety of the child who is taking the medicine, we are not permitted to give students medication at school without a signed authorization form from both the physician and parent. These forms are available in the office as well as at most doctor’s offices.


School staff are on duty outside at 7:45 am each school day. Students are expected to go to the playground before school starts at 8:30 am.

Students go outside for recess unless the temperature is below zero. Please send your child with the appropriate clothing. We also suggest you send an extra set of clothes in your student’s backpack, if you think they might get wet or muddy at recess.


PTO planning meetings are the first Tuesday of the month in the cafeteria. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Childcare is provided. Check out the PTO webpage for more information.