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General School Information

The official school day extends from 7:30 a.m. (when students are expected to be in homeroom) to 3:00 p.m.  No student will be allowed beyond the lobby prior to 7:20 a.m.  Breakfast is served between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. 

Students who have no obligations  (extra-curricular activities, detention or extra help sessions) from 2:30-3:00 may be dismissed at 2:28.  Teachers responsible for students from 2:30-3:00 will issue bus passes for the second bus run.  Students not under the supervision of a teacher from 2:30-3:00 must leave the building and school grounds at the 2:28 dismissal.  Those waiting for parents must do so in the area in front of the lobby.

Drop-offs  - If parents choose to transport their child to and from school, it is best to use the school parking lot to drop off and pick up the student.  During arrival and dismissal, the circular driveway is for school buses only.  School buses generally use the driveway from 7:10 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 2:15 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. Passing a school bus which is stopped and has lights flashing is a violation of the State’s traffic law and will result in a substantial fine, even if the bus is in the school driveway.

Tardy - Students arriving after 7:30 a.m. are considered tardy and parents must sign them in at the office before they go to class.