Elementary Dismissal Procedure

Arrival & Dismissal DCES

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays the front door is unlocked at 7:45 each morning. On Wednesdays we have a delayed start and the doors will unlock at 8:45. (9:45 AM on a 2-hour delay no matter the day of the week). Please note that buses drop-off students between 7:45-8:00 AM.  IF parents drop off their child(ren), students ride bikes, or students walk to school, they must enter through the front doors. For safety reasons, students may not be in the building prior to 7:40 AM. Upon arriving, students may go to breakfast or report to their classroom. Students who arrive after the school day has begun must have a parent bring them into the building and sign them in.  Parents are to avoid being in the bus area between 7-8 a.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m. at DCES - this is to further ensure safety of all our students.

Only students who ride buses home are to exit out the south doors at the announced time. All other students will be dismissed from the front office entrance. Students may not ride home with friends on another school bus nor may they get off on another bus stop other than their own . Walkers will be dismissed after the last car in line has left the drive. Parents who are picking up students are asked to remain in their cars and drive around the circle. The entire dismissal process takes between 5-7 minutes. Each student will be given one identification card, to be placed in the passenger side of the front window. If you have more than one driver who normally picks up your student, you may request additional cards from the front office. By state law, parents are asked NOT to park cars on the red curbed areas. The driveway in front of the school must be easily accessible to emergency vehicles.