Back to School: Arrival & Dismissal

Students should arrive at school by 8:30am. Students who arrive after 8:45 are late. Late arrivals must get a tardy pass from the office, and will be recorded in the ASPEN database. Students arriving prior to 8am must enroll in Before Care.

SCHEDULE IN BRIEF
7 – 8am: Before Care
8 – 8:30am: Breakfast (free for all)
8:30am: Student Arrival
8:45am: Arrivals after this time marked as Tardy
3:15pm: Elementary Dismissal (grades K – 5)
3:30pm: Middle School Dismissal (grades 6-8)

Arrival & Dismissal by Grade

ELS/Pre-K
Students and parents are welcome to sit in the hallway outside of the classroom no earlier than 8:20am. Books are provided in baskets near the classroom for you to share with your child.
8:20am: Instructional assistants supervise children in the hallway.
8:40am:Teachers will open the classroom doors.
8:45am: Instructional time starts.

Kinder
Enter school through the front doors and report directly to the cafeteria where teachers & staff will be present.
8:30am: Teachers, assistants and students begin to line up.
8:35am: Line up and walk to classrooms with teachers.
8:45am: Instructional time starts.
Parents should say their goodbyes in the cafeteria.
After 8:40am please allow the school staff to focus on children.

Some students will cry the first day of school: this is normal and our teachers and aides are highly trained in getting them to relax and enjoy the first day of school. If your child is crying, following them up to the classroom will not stop them from crying and they will likely cry as you leave. Please rest assured that they will have a great day playing and getting to know their new friends!

1st Grade
Enter the school through the side entrance on Calvert St and report directly to the soccer field where teachers and staff will be present.

8:30am: Teachers, assistants and students begin to line up.
8:35am: Line up and walk to classrooms with teachers.
8:45am: Instructional time starts.
Parents should say their goodbyes on the soccer field during the first week. After 8:40am please allow the school staff to focus on children.

2nd Grade
Enter the school through the front doors and report directly to the gym where teachers and staff will be present.
8:30am: Teachers, assistants and students begin to line up.
8:35am: Line up and walk to classrooms with teachers.
8:45am: Instructional time starts.
Parents should say their goodbyes in the gym.
After 8:40 please allow the school staff to focus on children.

3rd Grade
Enter the school through the side entrance on 29th St and report directly to the blacktop where teachers and staff will be present.

8:35am: Teachers, assistants and students begin to line up.
8:40am: Line up and walk to classrooms with teachers.
8:45am: Instructional time starts.
Parents should say their goodbyes in the blacktop
After 8:40 please allow the school staff to focus on children.

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