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Arrival/Dismissal Times and Procedures

Arrival/Dismissal Times

Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m., as there is no supervision. 

First bell rings at 7:30 a.m. Students may enter the building.  

A student is tardy if not in his/her room by the 7:45 a.m. bell.  

Wednesday is early out for students. Staff development is held at this time for teachers and staff.   

School Hours

  • Monday 7:45 – 2:30
  • Tuesday 7:45 – 2:30
  • Wednesday 7:45 – 1:15
  • Thursday 7:45 – 2:30
  • Friday 7:45 – 2:30

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
  • Never drop-off students while stopped in the middle of passing traffic lanes.
  • Pay attention to the teachers and the students performing crosswalk guard duty, and follow their commands.
  • Drive forward all the way to the end of loading/unloading zone or to the car parked in front of you.
  • Make sure your children have their things prepared in advance for unloading. This will help us to speed up the process.
  • Quickly load/unload students as soon as you are parked and are between LOADING/UNLOADING ZONE signs.
  • Do not block the pedestrian crosswalk.
  • Load/unload the students on the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Please yield to the vehicles passing on your right when you are pulling out after the drop-off.


Parking is permitted in designated areas only. It is important to note and follow traffic patterns at all time. 

Dismissal Procedures/Early Pick-up at the End of the School Day
  • No phone requests changing how students are dismissed will be accepted.  This helps to ensure that all students get home safely. 
  • Students who are not picked up at dismissal will be held for 15 minutes.  The holding area will be in the front office waiting area. 
  • For students who are not picked up at dismissal time, parents will have to walk in and sign their students out. 
  • After 15 minutes, office staff will start calling parents of students who have not been picked up.

In-Service/Staff Development Days/Early Release

Teaching is a dynamic profession, therefore, teachers need to constantly receive in-service training to ensure that they are current and on the cutting edge of what is happening in the field of education. DoDEA incorporates in-service and staff development days throughout the school year. These days are over and above the 180 instructional days in the school calendar. Training may be scheduled for a full day or on Early Release days. This time will give the teachers a block of time to meet and work on school improvement goals and other staff development training. Parents are always welcome and invited to attend these staff development/in-service training sessions. These dates are noted on the school calendar as soon as planned and throughout the year in our school newsletters. At various times throughout the year, additional staff development/in-service days may be scheduled. We will notify parents of these dates as they are announced through our school newsletter. 

Table of Contents

Absence Procedures/Tardy Policy
Attendance Policy
Books and Materials
Bully Prevention
Campus Safety
Classroom Environment
Discipline and Behavior Management
Dress Code
Emergency Procedures
Homework, Grading and Report Card Procedures
Internet Rights and Responsibilities for Students, Staff and Volunteers
Parent Communication
Playground Policy
Student Conduct
Student Records and Information
Study (Field) Trips
Telephone Messages
Withdrawals and Transfers