Arrival and Dismissal Policy

Arrival & Dismissal Policy

Arrival Procedure


Breakfast is served at 7:40 AM.

School begins promptly at 8:00 AM.

Students arriving after 8:05 AM will be marked late.

All students enter the cafeteria through Entrance 2 on Union Hall Street.

Parents must drop their students at the gate. 

Students may get breakfast and sit at their class’ assigned table. Bookbags should remain on their backs, so that the environment remains safe for all students. 

Paraprofessionals/School Aides/Administration will supervise students in the cafeteria until 8:00 AM.

Teachers will pick up students from the cafeteria promptly at 8:00 AM. 


Late Arrivals Procedure


Union Hall Street door will close promptly at 8:05 AM. 

Students arriving after the door closes must use the main entrance on Union Hall Street. 

JCMS staff will sign in the late student. 

Students will be marked late and must report right to class. 

Please make every effort to ensure that your child is arriving to school on time.


Dismissal Procedure


*Please understand that your students’ safety is our top priority. Please adhere to the following procedure so that we can ensure all students are safe. 

Dismissal for all students is promptly at 2:20 PM.

All students must be picked up by 2:20 PM. .

Parents enter the schoolyard using the entrance on Union Hall Street.

Parents should wait for their child(ren) on the inner oval of the track. This will allow for classes to line up in their line spots and students to be dismissed quickly..

Teachers should have students remain on two lines, either standing or sitting during dismissal.

We ask all parents to please communicate with their child’s teacher when picking up their child(ren). It is important that all teachers see who each child is going with. 

Once you have picked up your child, we ask that your child remain close to you and you exit the schoolyard immediately. Please do not allow your child(ren) to run around the schoolyard. 

Please refrain from discussing your child’s progress at pick up. Should you need to have a meeting with the teacher, the teacher will schedule an appointment with you. Teachers must supervise students during dismissal. 

Teachers should remain with all students until 2:20 PM.

Students who walk should not be dismissed until 2:20 PM.

Students that are walking must have a walker permission slip on file with their teacher.


Late Dismissal Procedure


*We understand that emergencies arise. In the event that you can not pick up your child(ren) at 2:20 PM, we ask that you call the office and inform Ms. Allen or one of the school aides. With this being said,  picking up your child after 2:20 PM should not become an everyday occurrence. 

Students remaining at 2:20 PM, should be brought by their teacher to the blue tables.

Parents arriving after 2:20 PM must walk to the blue tables to sign out their child(ren).

Students must remain seated at all times at the blue tables. 

At 2:40 PM, any students remaining will be brought to JCMS’ main office on the 4th floor. 

Parents must then enter through the main entrance, sign in at security and use the middle stairs to arrive at JCMS’ main office on the 4th floor. .

Parents must sign out their child(ren).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 


Early Pick Up Procedure


Early pick-up may only be requested if an emergency arises.

All early pick-up requests must be in writing via email to Ms. Allen (  by 1:00 PM. 

Verbal requests can not be honored, in order to ensure students’ safety.

Early pick up must be completed by 1:30 PM.

Any families requesting early pick up and do not arrive by 1:30 PM, will need to wait for regular dismissal in the schoolyard at 2:20 PM. 

Pick-up person must enter through the main lobby, present ID, and sign out your child at school safety.

School safety will then call our main office. 

Office staff will check your child’s blue card to ensure the person is listed. 

A member of our staff will pick up your child(ren) from class.

A member of our staff will escort your child(ren) down to the main lobby. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation!