Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

Student Hours

Students playing tug of warStudents may enter the school building between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. There is no adult supervision for students prior to 7:30 a.m. Students who arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. should report to the cafeteria until school starts. Our school day officially begins at 8:00 a.m.; therefore, any students arriving after 8:00 a.m. are officially tardy. If your child arrives after 8:00 a.m., please park in a designated parking spot, and enter the building to sign him/her in so he/she can receive a tardy pass. A student who is consistently tardy misses vital instruction. Please strive to have your children at school on time daily. It will help to develop a positive pattern for them as they mature.

Morning Arrival for Car Riders

Parents may drop off students beginning at 7:30 a.m. The designated area for drop-off is the office parking lot. Staff members will assist students exiting vehicles so parents can remain in their vehicles. For the safety of all students, we ask that all parents refrain from dropping off their children in any other location.

Notifying Staff of Changes in Afternoon Dismissal Plans

If you know your child’s typical dismissal plan will change, please notify the office. If an emergency arises and you need to make a last minute change, please call the school office at (804) 723-3640. Please do not e-mail or text transportation changes.

Escorting Your Child Into the School Building

Parents who wish to escort their children into the school lobby should park in office parking lot. We designate our lobby as the “Hug and Kiss Goodbye Zone.” We encourage parents to use this zone to wish their children a great day at school, then allow students to walk to their classrooms without a parent to foster their independence. Rest assured that we station plenty of staff and student safety patrol members in our hallways to assist students as needed.

Early Dismissal for Appointments

Group of students holding a poster about Kindness Share FairIf your child has a medical appointment that requires early dismissal, please write a note to make your child’s teacher and the office staff aware. Parents who wish to pick their children up prior to our regular dismissal (2:20 p.m.) should do so in the office before 2:00 p.m. No dismissals will occur between 2:00 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. After 2:00 p.m., teachers will dismiss students in the car loop. 

Afternoon Dismissal for Car Riders

If you plan to pick your child up from school at dismissal, please enter the office parking lot. Be sure you display your red car loop pass on your dashboard. If you need an additional pass, we have them in the front office. Please stay in the office drop-off loop, and stay in your vehicle. As you approach the office doors, a staff member will ask you to sign your child out on a clipboard. Staff members will then escort your child to your vehicle. You do not have to exit your car at any time. 

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