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Arrival

School begins at 8:55 a.m. and runs until 3:25 p.m.  On early release Wednesdays; school is dismissed at 12:45 p.m.  Students who arrive after 8:55 a.m. must report to the office and receive a tardy pass before going to class.   Students who are dropped off by parents should arrive no earlier than 8:45 a.m.  There is no supervision for students before that time.  Students should arrive between 8:45 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. and enter through the front lobby.

Dismissal

Dismissal time is 3:25 p.m.  (12:45 p.m. on early Wednesdays). Parents are asked to complete a Dismissal Plan as part of the Back to School Packet in ASPEN that indicates each student's daily dismissal plan. Here you will note if your child is taking the bus, walking home, or getting picked up by car for each day of the week on a typical week. Please contact the front office if changes to the plan are needed during the year. If a temporary "day of" change is being made in the normal daily pickup, please communicate this to the school in writing.  
These notes indicate to the classroom teacher that your child is to be released to the back parking lot at dismissal for parent pickup.  Parents should know that the school always follows the last written instruction received.  A student who is normally picked up on Mondays, for example, needs a note to take the bus home on a Monday.

Children who need to be picked up before normal dismissal should also bring a note.  These students are dismissed to the front office.  Since the office area can get very congested at the end of the school day, parents are urged to minimize “front office” pickups after 3:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. on early Wednesdays) and use the regular parent pick up procedure.  Be aware that your car may be blocked in the front parking lot by busses if you are attempting to leave near dismissal time.