The 2020-2021 school year is under development. The Plan of Action goes before the Marion County School Board on

    Tuesday, July 7 @ 1PM.  To see that meeting agenda, click this link

    Following approval, parents and families will have options to choose from when it comes to next school year.  

    Skylert messaging will direct parents and families how to access information on the options and choose which one is best for their children.  Please note - there will be a deadline to submit your choice.

    The Plan of Action task force involves more than 100 people including parents, students, teachers, school administrators, district leaders, and health department officials.



    MCPS is committed to protecting students inside and outside the classroom. If you suspect child abuse, please call the

    Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline at 1.800.962.2873.



    FLDOH Marion County Coronavirus Hotline: 352.644.2590


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    Hammett Bowen, Jr. Elementary


    Welcome to Hammett L. Bowen Jr. Elementary School's website. Our students, staff, and parents work as a team to assure that our students are successful. We will continue to strive for excellence. Our vision at Hammett Bowen is to provide an educationally rich environment where each individual of the school is valued, respected, and encouraged to reach his/her fullest potential as a productive citizen.


    At Hammett Bowen, our mission is to create a safe and supportive environment that embraces the cultural and educational diversity of students and staff; while promoting an environment where learning is valued, nurtured, and where stakeholders are motivated to do their personal best. Self-discipline and high expectations will be reflected in all aspects of the school community; in behavior, student work, and meaningful relationships that are built between students, families, and the staff. Hammett L. Bowen Jr. Elementary is a model for a strong school and community program dedicated to educating the whole child. 


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    Student Day: 7:45AM - 2:05PM
    Breakfast Served: 7:20-7:40AM
    Teacher Day: 7:05AM - 2:50PM
    Early Release Time: 12:05PM
    Office Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM
    Breakfast and Lunch: Free for all children
    Adult Lunches: $2.75

    Main office: 352-291-7900 
    Fax: 352-291-7901 
    Guidance: 352-291-7907 
    Cafeteria: 352-291-7916 
    Extended Day: 352-291-7917

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