Arrival & Dismissal

Morning Arrival

Students can begin to enter the building at 8:00am when supervision is provided. Students should not arrive prior to 8:00am. The playground is also closed before school starts. The tardy bell rings at 8:15am. Entry doors are listed below:

  • Kindergarten and 3rd Grade: Door 7 (Mitchell side, middle of blacktop)

  • 1st and 2nd Grade: Door 8 (Mitchell side, south end)

  • 4th and 5th Grade: Door 13 (Swain side, near garden)

Morning Car Line Procedures

For the safety of our students and neighbors, we ask that you follow the procedures below when using the Jackson car line.

  • Cars drop-off along Mitchell Avenue going SOUTH ONLY. 

  • Follow posted no parking/stopping/standing signs. Do NOT exit your vehicle on Mitchell Avenue. 

  • Mitchell is drop off only. To drive and walk your child to their entry door, park on side streets following posted signs.

  • Your child should exit your vehicle anywhere along Mitchell between Jackson and Van Buren and walk to their entry door. This helps keep traffic moving.  

  • School buses have priority for drop off and will pass the car line to the space on the south end of Mitchell near Van Buren.

  • The car line on Mitchell takes about 7 minutes. Please be patient and allow yourself ample time. On days of inclement weather, the line does take longer. Students are not marked tardy due to car line traffic.

  • We encourage you and your child to walk to school when possible.

Afternoon Dismissal

  • Cars pick up in the parking lot near Door 2 (outside the gym). Enter the parking lot on Van Buren going WEST.  

  • All families that utilize the car line will be provided with a sign to put in your windshield during pick-up to help expedite the process. Please complete this Google Form if you plan to use the afternoon car line.  

  • Parents on foot may meet their child along Mitchell Avenue. We encourage you to determine a meeting spot with your child prior to school starting.  

  • Buses will be parked on Mitchell Avenue and depart at 3:05pm.

  • ALL walkers will exit the doors they use for morning arrival.