Arrival & Dismissal

School Hours

Breakfast 8:05–8:15 a.m.
Entry Bell 8:15 a.m.
Class Bell 8:25 a.m.
Dismissal Bell      2:55 p.m.

Arrival (Drop Off)

  • The school provides adult supervision beginning at 8:05 am each day at the Outdoor Classroom.
  • All students and parents will enter the school each day using Door C. This door remains open until 8:25 am.
  • Students who take carpool should be dropped off at the corner of Lochlea and Sulgrave. The Crossing Guard will escort the students across the street.
  • Students riding a bus will remain on the bus until the 8:05 am bell. At that time students will depart the bus and walk to the Outdoor Classroom. An adult is on duty for supervision at the drop off location.
  • At 8:15 am students will go to their classrooms to prepare for the day.
  • Students wishing to participate in breakfast will go to the cafeteria at 8:05 am.
  • If a student arrives after 8:25 then they are considered late. They must enter the school using the Main Door, Door A, for a late pass and then proceed to their classroom.
  • On rainy days all students are to enter the building using Door C and go directly to the gym. The school will provide supervision until the 8:15 am bell.

Dismissal (Pickup)

All students are dismissed daily at 2:55 pm.

The following outlines the dismissal procedures. (All pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will be escorted throughout the year.)

  • Students going to aftercare will follow the aftercare procedures. All pre-kindergarten through grade 1 boys and girls and all girls grades 3 through 5 will report to the cafeteria for check in and activity sign up. All boys, grades 2–5, will report to the gymnasium for check in and activity sign up.
  • Students using carpool will report to the cafeteria for dismissal from Door D.
  • Cars should line up on the left curbside of Lochlea from South Road. Staff will be on duty to call students by car.
  • Drivers may not leave their cars for any reason while in the carpool line. If a driver needs to come in the building then the car must be parked in the lot or on Sulgrave.
  • Students taking the bus will be escorted to the bus pick up area at the corner of Lochlea and Kelly.
  • Dismissal on rainy days will not change for carpool students, daycare students or walkers. Students taking the bus will be dismissed from the gym.

Early Dismissals

Certain days during the year (parent-teacher conference days, for example) will be designated as Scheduled Early Dismissal days. The arrival schedule is as usual. On Scheduled Early Dismissal days, students are dismissed at 11:55 a.m. Bus transportation will be provided. Day care will be provided from 11:55 am to 6:00 pm. Carpool students will be dismissed as usual and must be picked up no later than 12:00 noon. Students will still have a lunch period on Scheduled Early Dismissal days.

The following dates have already been scheduled:

  • October 9, 2009
  • December 18, 2009
  • March 5, 2009
  • May 7, 2009

See the Inclement Weather Policy for information on unexpected early dismissals.