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General School Details

Office Hours:

7: 00 am – 3:00 pm daily.

Office number: (301) 702-3870

Registrar/Secretary: Qui-Ying Chaney-Bey

Register/Clerk typist: Santos Mendoza:

Secretary/ Principal: Victoria Bechtold:

School hours: 

School begins promptly at 7:45 am and ends at 1:55 pm. Please know that in order for our panthers to benefit from our instructional program, it is important to be present and on time each day.  Our scholars should not arrive at school before 7:30 am without adult supervision.  

AM Arrival: 

Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 7:45 am; scholars must be accompanied by an adult to sign them into school. Their attendance matters, please arrive on time. 

Morning Routine/Drop-off:

If you are dropping your child off, please use the Kiss and Ride parking lot which is the first parking lot as you arrive at Panorama ES. Staff will be present to assist so that traffic can continue to flow. We are asking that you please use all parking lots located on the PES Campus. Please keep in mind the safety of our students and parents who are walking in the parking lot. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe.

School Dismissal Routine:

In order to ensure the safety of our students, children who are being picked up for early dismissal must be signed out each day. We check I.D. and match students according to those individuals listed on the emergency card or through a written note only. We will not be able to accept verbal permission or changes in dismissal arrangements over the phone for safety reasons. Students will not be permitted to be signed out for early dismissal after 1:30 pm. If you need to make changes to your child’s emergency form you are welcome to contact the office to update that information or do it electronically on the Parent Portal.

Dismissal procedures begin at 1:55 pm and all students must be picked up no later than 2:05 pm. 

School Visitors:

School Visitors are required to make an appointment with the school prior to arrival if conducting registration or teacher conferences. All visitors will be required to sign in through the PGCPS Raptor System and display the visitor's badge if entering the building. Per the CDC, masks will be optional inside schools and office buildings for students, staff, and visitors regardless of vaccination status. Let’s work together to keep each other safe.

Volunteer Information:

Breakfast and Lunch: 

Please complete the Free Lunch Application by clicking the following link.

A Guide to Addressing Questions and Concerns:

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Have a Bus Rider: 

Information on student bus routes is available through the online Find a Bus  on the Prince George’s County Public Schools website pgcps website) or the SchoolMax Parent Portal. Route information will not be issued to parents/guardians by mail. Parents/guardians may use the Bus Stop Finder for details on locations, pick-up, and drop-off times. 

Uniforms are mandatory: 

  • Boys- white, light blue, or navy dress shirt or three-button style pullover (polo style) shirt with navy blue slacks (no jeans). Knee-length navy blue walking shorts (come to the knee) are also acceptable during the season of hot weather. Black or white rubber sole sports shoes are acceptable. No Hoodie Jackets.  
  • Girls- White or baby blue dress blouse or three-button (polo style) shirt with navy blue skirt, jumper, pants, or walking shorts (come to the knee). Girls may wear shorts underneath their uniforms during Physical Education classes. Black or white rubber sole sports shoes are acceptable. No Hoodie Jackets.

Student Information/Emergency Contact Forms:

Please complete all Google Forms that will be sent home on the first day of school, especially the Student Information/Emergency Card. Teachers will share the forms during orientation. It is extremely important that we have accurate emergency information on file for every child. We are also asking for email addresses as a form of communication with our families.  We will be sending newsletters and other mass correspondences to ensure parents are receiving communication more efficiently.

Technology Devices:

Students are expected to use or bring their Chromebook/iPad, fully charged, to and from school each day if needed. All new coming students to Panorama will be given a device (out of district only). Pick-up day for new students is August 25, 2023, 8:00 – 12:00, ID is required. If you need technology assistance, please contact Ms. Norwood at 347-620-7447. Please leave a message and Ms. Norwood will return your call in order as received. 


To help you prepare with ensuring that your child is properly immunized, Prince George’s County Public Schools is offering free immunization clinics for students. Remember no shots, no school! make an appointment for routine immunizations today! Kindergarteners in the state are required to get a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine.

Information to help you plan: 

  • Please refer to for additional school system information (bus information, lunch menu, school calendar, inclement weather status, etc.) 
  • Please refer to our Panorama website: for Panorama information, parent calendar, and updates
  • Additional school information will be added to Class DoJo and Canvas. 
  • Please contact the school at 301-702-3870 if you need additional information. 


Let’s Go Panthers!!!