Arrival and Dismissal Procedures ~ 2023-24 School year (NEW)

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 9:42pm

School hours are 9:25 - 3:55

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.

Morning Arrival and Car Loop

Students may begin arriving at Deep Run at 9:05.  Please stay with your children until the school doors open at 9:10.  Walkers in PreK, 2, 3, 4, 5 will line up in front of the school.  Walkers in K and 1 will line up on the left side of the school.  School staff begin supervising students at 9:05.  If you drive your children to school, use the car loop explained in the above flier.  Cars are not able to enter the bus loop after 9:10 and there is very limited parking at school. We ask that you use the car loop.  Staff will assist your children out of the car. Pull up along side the school as far as you can.  Follow staff direction.  Please do not pass other cars in line and drive slow.  Students are tardy after 9:25.  If you arrive after 9:25, please bring your child into school.

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.