Transportation Morning Procedures:
- The building opens for students at 7:30 AM.
- Do not drop your child off unattended prior to 7:30 AM!
- After 7:30 AM, your child may go to his/her classroom.
- Adult supervision is provided in the morning car rider line from 7:30 AM - 7:55 AM.
- The busiest time in our car rider line is from 7:45-7:55 AM. If you arrive during this time, you may have to wait in a very long line and your child will be marked tardy if he/she is not in class by 8:00 AM regardless of how long the line may have been.
All car riders should enter through the front doors of the school. Please do not pull up in the bus parking side of the school to drop your children off as this creates safety hazards. Students should always walk on the sidewalk as they exit cars. If you are planning to enter the building (to walk your child or children in), please remain in the single car rider line and park in the available spaces as they present themselves. Do not attempt to pass other cars. Keep the car line moving as quickly, but as safely as possible. Say long goodbyes before you leave the house and use quick ones for the car rider line.
There is no tardy bell, but your child is tardy if he/she is not seated IN HIS/HER classroom at 8:00 AM according to the office clock. If your child arrives when he or she could not get to the classroom by 8:00 AM, please accompany him/her to the front office for check-in for safety. You do not have to sign them in, but your child will receive a Tardy Slip in the office to present to the teacher.
Bus students should enter through the front entrance. Bus students that arrive early will wait in the cafeteria until 7:30 AM. At that time, they will be released to classrooms.
Time Dismissal begins at 2:30 PM. Typically, the buses leave the campus by 2:40 PM. Car riders may be picked up at the side entrance of the school at 2:30 PM. Please remain in a single line for afternoon pickup. Please do not park in another area and walk to the car rider line as this provides an unsafe situation. Car riders may be picked up in the car rider line until 2:45 PM. Students that have not been picked up by 2:45 PM will be sent to the front office to wait for five more minutes. Parents must come inside at that time to pick up their child and show a valid PICTURE ID. Students not picked up from the front office by 2:50 PM will be sent to the after school program in the cafeteria for a charge of $15.00. This charge must be paid at the time your child is picked up.
Bus Conduct: Appropriate conduct on the bus is essential for the safety of the driver and passengers. Behavior that distracts the driver or creates any disturbance on the bus will result in immediate disciplinary action.
Transportation Changes: At the beginning of the school year, we establish your child’s method of transportation from school. If there is a change in the way your child will leave school for any period of time (one day, one week, etc.), WE MUST HAVE A NOTE FROM HOME. Unless we have a note from the parent/guardian, a child will not be allowed to leave school except as previously established. This procedure will help insure that your child is transported from school safely.
Changes to regular or directed modes of transportation must be made by 2:00 PM the day of the change at fax (770-463-0053). We cannot accept changes by phone or email. If you contact us after 2:00 PM with a change, your child will be sent home in the pre-directed method we have on record for you and not the changed method. You may write ongoing notes for repetitive schedules, for example, chorus every Tuesday, ASP every Wednesday, bus rider every other day, etc. We do keep those on file until you supersede it with a newer note.
Thank you for your cooperation.