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Arrival & Dismissal Procedures


School Hours

Before & After Care: 7-7:45 a.m. & 1:55 - 6 p.m.
Office: 7:15-3:00 p.m.
Registration Hours: 9:00-1:00 p.m.
Students: 7:45-1:55 p.m.
Teachers: 7:15-2:45 p.m.

Kiss and Ride Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Kiss and Ride areas for cars will be through the Main Entrance. Every car will enter the gate and proceed to the kiss and ride designated area. Your child is expected to exit the car quickly and parents are to immediately exit the parking lot. Parents will not be allowed to park their cars in this area during the arrival (7:20-7:40 a.m.) and dismissal (1:40-2:10 p.m.). All driving within the Kiss and Ride perimeter is continuous. If your child is not present as you reach the pick-up area, you will be motioned to continue driving, and circle the Kiss and Ride perimeter again.

Parking Areas

Because the safety of our students is of paramount importance, it is necessary to establish rules regarding the use of school parking lots and the areas near the school, when dropping off or picking up students, please be considerate to other drivers by treating them with courtesy and respect. Automobile traffic is not permitted in the bus loop during the time of bus loading and unloading. These times are 7:20 to 7:40 a.m. and 1:40 to 2:10 p.m. School buses may never be passed while loading or unloading students. You are encouraged to let your children ride the bus to and from school due to the traffic situation. If you need to come in to the school building during these times, you may park on Brooke Lane and walk inside.

Bus Transportation

School bus transportation is provided for every student that lives within our school boundaries. This is also a privilege for all, which means that this privilege can be withdrawn for inappropriate behavior on the bus or at the bus stop. We believe that all students can behave appropriately and safely while waiting at the bus stop and riding on a school bus, and will not tolerate students prohibiting drivers from operating the bus safely. Students should be at the bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled bus pick-up. Parents are responsible for the supervision and safety of students from home until they board the bus, as well as from the bus stop to home.

In accordance with Prince George’s County Public Schools Administrative Procedure 5131.1 on School Bus Conduct, all students must follow the rules listed below:

Prior to Loading

  • Be at the bus stop on time.
  • Remain on the sidewalk while waiting for the bus to arrive. Be considerate of the property of others by staying off lawns, porches, shrubs, etc.
  • Stand in line and wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to load.

While on the Bus

  • Stay seated at all times, facing forward.
  • Do not throw objects from or at the bus.
  • No eating or drinking, fighting or playing.
  • Keep feet out of the aisles, arms out of the windows.
  • Obey the driver and patrols at all times.
  • Do not use foul or abusive language.
  • Do not deface or damage any part of the bus.
  • Speak in a conversational voice. No yelling, screaming, or boisterous behavior.
  • Cell phones, cameras, radios, toys, and electronic devices or games are not allowed.

After Leaving the Bus

  • Get off at your designated stop.
  • Cross the road when necessary, but only after looking to be sure that no traffic is approaching from either direction.

Each driver is provided with a discipline log and Bus Conduct Report Form.

If a student chooses to break a rule, the following consequences are applied:

Level One Corrected by bus driver, seat change, student conference, parent conference or parent contact
Level Two Administrative referral, parent contact, parent/student conference or bus behavior contract
Level Three Administrative referral, possible restriction or suspension of school bus riding privileges or short-term suspension
Level Four Administrative referral with request for long-term suspension/extended suspension or suspension of bus privileges


Any behavior that impedes the driver’s ability to transport children safely (e.g. fighting, throwing objects, etc.) will result in immediate consequences. Continued misbehavior may result in permanent denial of bus privileges. Students must ride their assigned bus. Parents are advised to discuss and review the guidelines and consequences with their children, making sure that each child understands the expectations. Thank you in advance for your support of the conditions established to ensure the safety of all students. The transportation office schedules bus stops and bus routes. Late bus & additional information can be found on or by email -