No student should arrive to school before 8:00 AM unless enrolled in Extended Day. Please visit the Extended Day DCPS Website for more information.
The 1st bell brings at 8:25 A.M and school begins promptly at 8:30 A.M
Kindergarten parents should use the car loop by the kindergarten classes. All 1st-5th grade parents should use the main car loop for arrival. For saftey purposes, please stay in your car at all times.
Dismissal will start at 2:45 P.M
Please try to keep your child’s way home consistent. We know emergencies arise, but it is very important that children leave the same way daily. If your child rides a bus, please make sure you have registered them in FOCUS for a bus route. All car riders (K-5) will need to use the main car loop. Walkers will be dismissed from the front walker’s gate and walked out to Loretto Road.
We will be implementing PikMyKid for our Dismissal this year. All families should download the app. This will allow you to have access to change your child's dismissal as well as who is allowed to pick up. All changes must be completed by 2:15pm daily. Due to safety considerations, we will not take any dismissal changes by phone throughout the day. We also encourage families of bus riders and walkers to download the app. You will be able to receive updates if your child is delayed being released and change their dismissal as needed.
Directions for installing the PikMyKid app can be found here:
We will not be able to check out students after 2:15 P.M. This is a district policy. For early checkouts, please come to the front desk with your ID.
CSS Arrival and Dismissal
Arrival and dismissal for our Pre-K and CSS families should use the car loop by kindergarten classes.
Dismissal will begin at 2:30 P.M for CSS Pre-K and 2:40 P.M for all other CSS students.