Hours, Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
School hours are from 8:15AM-2:20PM.
School hours are from 8:10AM-2:30PM.
Tardiness and Early Dismissal:
Whenever students arrive late or depart prior to the end of the school day, parents must present the school with a written note, send an email to the office and cc the teacher the morning of and then sign the student in or out at the office. These occurrences are recorded as “excused” or “unexcused” applying the same criteria as those for full-day absences. **To ensure the safety of all our students who travel by school bus,they will be placed on the bus if the parent/caregiver does not notify the school by 1:30 pm that they will be picked up by a parent or caregiver.
We ask families for their full cooperation during arrival and dismissal so we can all have a quick and smooth transition. Please keep the following in mind:
Parents are not allowed to enter the building
Please do not call out to your child's teacher to ask a question during arrival and dismissal, as they must focus on receiving their children in the mornings and making sure their children are sent off to their appropriate guardians at dismissal. Any questions should be written as a note and placed in your child's folder
Families cannot enter the school yard or areas of lining up
Please refrain from standing right in front of the gates. Our students need a clear passageway to enter their line up areas
If your child is having a hard time during drop off, we ask you to keep to the side while you comfort them and only approach the gates when your child is ready to join the lines. Please note, we cannot physically take your child from you. We can only take their hand to lead them to their lines.
Please keep strollers clear of pathways for students
Teachers cannot help carry your child's supplies to their classrooms. Please make sure whatever your child brings to school, they are able to carry on their own
Please do not double park. This is a safety issue for our children and families crossing the street. Double parking also prevents our children who are bussed to school from being let off at a safe distance from the school
Please do not block driveways, this includes the AEA staff parking lot. Please be considerate of our neighbors. They do have a right to call the police or have your car towed
Many families choose to walk to school or park a block or two away to prevent any safety issues with parking