Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Morning Arrival

  • The entrance to the school building opens at 8:20 am.
  • To ensure the safety of your children, parents should stay with their children until 8:20 when teachers are on duty.
  • All students enter the building through the Main Entrance at 14th and Kalmia Streets.
    • Parents walk Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students to their classrooms.
    • 1st-3rd grade students report to the multi-purpose room.
    • 4th-5th grade students report to the lower field near the gate on Kalmia Street.
  • Teachers begin picking up students at 8:35 a.m. in order for instruction to begin by 8:45 am.
  • Students are late after 8:45 am and should report to the Welcome Center for a tardy slip.

Afternoon Dismissal

  • The doors to the building open at 3:15 pm for dismissal.
  • Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students are picked up from their classrooms unless they are in a carpool, and they will be walked to the multipurpose room and called for carpool.
  • First through fifth grade students who walk home or are picked up by someone will dismiss from the multi-purpose room. Parents of 5th grade students and their younger sibling(s) who walk home must complete a self-dismissal form.
  • Carpool students are brought to the multi-purpose room and released from the 14th Street entrance.
  • Students enrolled in Star Achievers After Care program are picked up from their classroom for grades PK-1. 2nd-5th graders will report to the cafeteria.
  • Students must have all of their books and belongings, as they will not be allowed to return to the building (or classrooms) following dismissal.

Early Dismissal

  • Parents or guardians must report to the office and sign the “Early Dismissal” book before a student may be allowed to leave the school grounds.
  • No student may leave the school grounds without being signed out by an authorized person.
  • Parents should not go to the classroom to pick up a child, and a teacher will not release a student until s/he receives a call from the office.