The school day begins promptly at 8:20 a.m. for Grades PK, K and 1st; and at 8:35 a.m. for Grades 2nd – 5th. Students who are not in the classroom by this time will be marked tardy. It is recommended for all students to be in class by 8:15 a.m./8:30 a.m. to prepare for the learning day. Children should only be on school grounds when properly supervised. Security personnel are available beginning at 7:30 a.m. for student supervision. Under no circumstances should any student be on school grounds prior to 7:30 a.m. Breakfast is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Students who arrive late must report to the office for a tardy pass.
The designated parent drop-off and pick-up area is located in the main circular driveway on the west side of the school building. Parents/Guardians may not pick up students from the bus area on the north side of the school. Bus students will be dropped off and picked up on the north side of the school. The north area is designated for bus students ONLY. Please do not park your vehicle in the faculty/staff parking lot. It is very dangerous for students to walk through the parking lot even if accompanied by an adult. Unless it is an emergency, parents/guardians must send the teacher a written note changing any dismissal transportation plans, otherwise teachers will continue observing the original plans specified by the parent/guardian.
Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students are dismissed at 1:50 p.m.; please do not expect these students to wait after dismissal for older brothers and sisters, as there are no provisions for their supervision. The teachers of these students reserve this time for special help, parent conferences, teaching in after-school programs, and for teacher planning. However, an After School Care Program is available from 1:50 – 6:00 p.m. at a nominal fee. You may contact the school at (305) 552-7122 for further information between 2 and 6 pm.