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Arrival and Dismissal


  • Please DO NOT drop off children before 7:25am. There is NO supervision before 7:25am.
  • Kiss and Go -If you need to get out of your car for any reason, please park your vehicle and escort your child to the front door.
  • The Drive Thru Drop Off Zones are for parents dropping off their children only. Children should ALWAYS be ready to exit the vehicle curbside (to the right of the vehicle).
  • Staff will assist students in exiting the vehicle; adults must remain in the vehicle when using the Drive Thru Drop Off Zones.


  • All early departures must take place BEFORE 1:30 pm.
  • Students are dismissed in the following order;
    • Parent Pick-up
    • Licenced Daycare Van
    • Walkers (meet students at the end of trail on Briarwood Drive)
    • Buses (called in the order they arrive)
  • Please inform the Main Office and Classroom Teacher, in writing (hand written note, email, Class Dojo), if there are changes to your child’s dismissal procedure. Requests made via telephone will not be honored.

Delayed Opening / Emergency Closing Plans

  • The Superintendent generally makes decision concerning early morning school closing or delayed openings prior to 5 a.m.
  • An announcement is then provided to 38 radio stations and eight (8) television stations in the Washington metropolitan area.  The goal is to contact the stations in time for early morning broadcasts that begin between 5 and 6 a.m.
  • This information may also be accessed on the school system's web page at and/or
  • After 6 a.m., staff and parents can also access the school system's Voice Mail Bulletin Board by calling 301-952-6000.  Wait for the opening message, and then press the number 1.
  • Watch PGCPS TV on Comcast Channel 96 or Verizon FIOS Channel 38

When schools are closed early or all day, all evening activities are cancelled, and school buildings are not available for after-school activities by other private or public organizations.  When schools have a two-hour delayed opening time, all half-day programs are cancelled, including Pre-Kindergarten.

School Hours

  • 7:45 A.M.-1:55 P.M. ONLY!

The times on delay openings

  • 1 hour delay (8:45 a.m.)
  • 2 hour delay (9:45 a.m.)
  • 3 hour delay (10:45 a.m.)

The times on closing early

  • 1 hour early (12:55 p.m.)
  • 2 hours early (11:55 a.m.)
  • 3 hours early (10:55 a.m.)