Hours of Operation

PUKA School is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

PUKA is opened year round with the exception of certain Scheduled Holidays, inclement weather or administrative closures. We offer full-time and part-time care (morning session 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./afternoon session 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.). Once a child is registered for a specific time, the schedule must be honored unless the Director is notified in writing, two weeks in advance (PUKA will work with parents in cases of emergency).

Administrative Closures: The PUKA Director, along with the President of the Board, have the discretion to close the school at other times due to but not limited to: inclement weather, power outages, water leaks, etc.

In the event of inclement weather, PUKA may operate on a shortened schedule. This shortened schedule will allow for roads to be cleared for staff and families to begin their travel in the morning and have time to leave during daylight hours. You may also call PUKA at (618)549-7633 to listen to the message left on the answering machine to find out these hours. PUKA will be closed any time SIU is closed due to inclement weather.

Any change to the normal 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m. schedule will be announced on television channel 3.