Arrival and Dismissal
School begins promptly at 8:50 am.
Dismissal is at 3:10 pm (Grades K-3) & 3:05 pm (Grades 4-6)
1. Morning Arrivals: Students must not be dropped off at school prior to 8:40 am (8:30 am on inclement weather days) since there is no personnel available prior to that time to monitor children and ensure their safety. Students arriving prior to our 8:40 am arrival, will not be allowed into the building and must wait outside with a parent/guardian or in the car with the parent/guardian until the teachers pick their students up at 8:40 am. Please do not leave your child unattended on the playground! Children who arrive after 8:55 am are tardy. The student should be escorted to the office by a parent/guardian and signed in. The student must receive a tardy pass to class.
2. Dismissal Procedures and Pick Ups: In order to ensure the safe dismissal of all students, there are no pick-ups from the office after 3:00 pm (12:30 pm on an early dismissal day) Parents/guardians who arrive after 3:00 pm (regardless of whether or not the office was notified prior) must wait until our usual dismissal time outdoors on the playground. Please call the office by 2:00 pm if your child must be picked up unexpectedly at the end of the day and you were unable to send in a note in the morning.
3. Inclement Weather Procedures ◦If it is raining at arrival, students may enter the building through the cafeteria door at 8:30 am. ◦If it is raining at dismissal grades 2-4 will be dismissed in the gym, grades K & 1 will be picked up at their classrooms and grades 5 & 6 will be dismissed in the front of the building. In the case of inclement weather at dismissal, all parents/guardians picking up students in the building must enter and exit through the front door entrance of the building ONLY.
We continue to place safety and security at the highest priority here at Madison School.
All parents and guardians must enter Madison School through the front door and sign in at the Main Office before entering the building.