Arrival & Dismissal Information
Student arrival time is from 7:50 am to 8:00 am. Any student that arrives on campus prior to 7:50 am must be enrolled in the morning supervision program (click here for more information). Student dismissal time is 2:55 pm and all students must be picked up prior to 3:15 pm or they will be sent to our Urgent Care Program (this incurs a $10 charge each day). For detailed information about our Morning & After-school programs, please visit out Activities & Clubs page.
Middle School Students-
students must have a school ID when going through the lunch line. All students are assigned tables based on the teacher who escorts them to lunch and they must remain seated with that class until the teacher picks them up at the end of the lunch period. High School Students- students must have a school ID when going through the lunch line. All 9th grade students must remain in the cafeteria during the lunch period. All 10th, 11th and 12th grade students may sit in the high school court yard. This is a privilege that can be revoked if the student's behavior is deemed inappropriate during lunch. Off-campus lunch privileges are granted only to 11th and 12th graders with a 3.0 or higher GPA from the most immediately preceding grading period. Eligible students will receive a sticker for the back of their school ID that indicates their eligibility to leave campus. Students must return to campus and class in time for class and will have their off-campus privileges revoked if tardiness becomes an issue. Students will only receive this sticker once per grading period and the loss of their sticker and/or ID card does not constitute a new sticker being issued to them. Adding money to your son's or daughter's lunch account can be done by signing into their lunch account at www.MyLunchMoney.com
Students may be issued a hall pass by their teachers only if they have a school ID. Student passes are not issued the first and last 15 minutes of each period unless there is an emergency.
Students must pay $5.00 to rent a lock for their hallway locker. All student lockers/locks are issued by the school. If your son/daughter needs to rent a hallway locker, please have them go to the appropriate student services office. All school lockers are subject to search by school officials at all times and any non-school lock that is placed on a school locker will be cut by a member of the security staff or administration.
Parent, Teacher & Student Conferences
If you have a question about your son's/daughter's progress in a class, please contact that specific teacher through email (see Faculty & Staff page for a link to their email addresses and class websites). Your son's/daughter's school counselor can also be a great source for information if you have a more general concern about their progress over in multiple classes. Parent, Teacher and student conferences are reserved for issues that cannot be resolved by contacting your child's teacher and/or school counselor. If you feel that a conference is necessary, please contact Mrs. Bennett in the Counseling Office to schedule a conference. Please be aware that all of your child's teachers may not be available at the same time and meeting with multiple teachers may require you to come to multiple meetings.
Requesting a copy of your son's/daughter's report cards, official transcripts and other school records must be done by contacting our school records clerk, Ms. Patricia Lane at (904) 630-6805. Requests for records (off all types) must be made in person by the student's legal parent/guardian or may be requested by faxing a signed request to (904) 630-6816. Faxed requests must include the requesting person (legal parent/guardian and or educational institution), their signature, the method of delivery (pick up, mail or fax) and the appropriate address or fax number. Student information may NOT be released via phone call or email. Official transcipts cost $5.00 per transcript and payment must be made at the time of requesting a transcript. Please allow 5 business days for transcript requests to be processed regardless of delivery method. Universities or institutions that request or accept electronic transcripts do not receive transcripts instantaneously. Electronic transcripts may take up to a week to be received by the institution even after being sent by Darnell-Cookman.
Student ID Cards
All students must wear a Darnell-Cookman issued ID card and appropriate colored lanyard. If a student forgets their ID card, they will be issued a new ID card set (card and appropriate lanyard) at a cost of $7.00 each time. No exceptions will be made, students must have on an official Darnell-Cookman ID card and lanyard at all times while on school property.
Students are expected to be in class and ready to work when the tardy bell rings each period (including the morning bell at 8:10 am). Student tardies are tracked using the school attendance system. Parents can view their son's/daughter's attendance for each period by logging into the Parent GradePortal. The following consequences are in place for student tardies in each individual class:
4th tardy- phone call to parent
5th, and each subsequent tardy--referral to Dean Boysen
DCPS Code of Conduct- Please refer to the Code of Conduct for any questions related to disciplinary actions