Arrival & Dismissal Guidelines

Doors open at 7:40 am. Students are considered late after the 8:00 am bell.

While buses issues continue to impact our arrival and dismissal, please consider following DES on Twitter @DESAACPS  for updated bus disruptions directly from our school. You can also check the aacps website by clicking here for posted updates.

Please be patient and know that DES staff is working hard to ensure the car rider line moves smoothly and quickly. If the drop-off/pick-up line is backed up onto route 214, drivers are asked to stop on the shoulder of 214 three (3) car lengths from the turn in to allow exiting drivers more visibility. There are signs directing drivers where to stop.

Parents are advised to send a note to the teacher on the day when the student has to leave school before 2:25 p.m. Parents are not permitted to wait in the lobby for the dismissal of car riders. For security reasons, it is critical that parents wait in their cars in the car rider line for their student(s). There is limited space to discharge and pick up students. Children and adults create a hazardous situation when walking between cars to the parking area. Please DO NOT park in the parking lot to pick-up your student(s)!

Any parent needing to pick up a student prior to dismissal is asked to do so no later than 2:10 p.m. Any parent who has a meeting following dismissal is asked to wait until the building is mostly clear from dismissal procedures before entering the building. Also, as a reminder, anyone not on the “Emergency Contact” form must have prior permission to pick up a student and WILL be asked for identification.


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