***Per FL DOE directive, all MCPS schools are closed through May 1.***

    ***All EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES during this same time period are cancelled. *** 


    Click this link to access COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES for students and families of MCPS.


    "GRAB & GO" free meal service - Click this link for UPDATED delivery sites and approximate times. 


    SUPPLEMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING RESOURCES are available while classes are suspended. 


     MCPS actively works daily with the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Department of Education, and Marion County Emergency Management to remain current on COVID-19 / Coronavirus details.  The most accurate updates are available at www.FloridaHealth.gov and www.CDC.gov.


    FLDOH Marion County Coronavirus Hotline: 352.644.2590


    Our primary goals are to keep our schools safe, stop the spread,  and educate our community.  For more information regarding our COVID-19 / Coronavirus actions, click here.


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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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