Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:21pm

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.  In order to ensure their safety during arrival and dismissal, please adhere to the following guidelines.  
We use the following terms to identify how students are dismissed at DRES.  Understanding these terms will create a more efficient dismissal.

  • Car Rider-  A student whose parents use the carloop to pick up or drop off. Parents DO NOT park, get out of their car, or walk up to the school building.  They remain in the car and students are brought to the car by school staff.
  •  Walker– A student who walks to or from the school building. If a parent drives to the school, then parks and walks up to the building to retrieve a student, this student is considered a WALKER.  These students will be dismissed out of the front door or side door.
  •   Bus Service—We strongly encourage students who live in an area served by bus transportation to ride the bus to and from school.  Please enter your address in the HCPSS school and bus locator to find your assigned stop and bus information.

We highly encourage our families to walk to school if they live in our walker zone.  If you drive, please review the attached Deep Run Car Loop flyer, available in English & Spanish, for an overview on how to ensure safe, friendly, and efficient arrival and dismissal procedures for our school community.

Afternoon Car Loop.

We dismiss our walkers and car riders at 3:55. Please be alert for directions from our staff. We begin by loading students into cars on Old Waterloo Road along side the school.  As soon as buses leave school, parents will be directed to drive to the curb in front of the school.

Please be on time to pick up your children.  Dismissal is at 3:55.  Additionally, students should be in school until the very end of the day. The only reason to leave early is for an occasional doctor's appointment.  There are no early dismissals after 3:30 pm.

Carloop Diagram