Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

Student Hours

Students may enter the school building between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. There is no adult supervision for students prior to 7:30 a.m. Our school day officially begins at 8:00 a.m.; therefore, any students arriving after 8:00 a.m. are officially tardy. If your child arrives after 8:00 a.m., please park in a designated parking spot, and enter the building to sign him/her in so he/she can receive a tardy pass. A student who is consistently tardy misses vital instruction. Please strive to have your children at school on time daily. It will help to develop a positive pattern for them as they mature.

Happy EPES studentMorning Arrival for Car Riders

Parents may drop off students beginning at 7:30 a.m. The designated area for drop-off is the car loop in front of the school. Please pull up to the designated drop-off sign if you are the first car in the loop. Once cars are lined along the sidewalk, children may exit their car. In order to prevent a traffic backup, all cars along the sidewalk should unload at the same time and then exit and make room for the next group of cars. A staff member will be present from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. to ensure students are supervised as they make their way into the building. We will assist kindergarten students and those with special needs to exit their vehicles. We encourage all other students to open the door and exit onto the sidewalk independently to prevent traffic congestion.

Escorting Your Child Into the School Building

On occasion, parents wish to escort their children into the school building in the morning. If you need to escort your child, please park in the lot in front of our gymnasium. We encourage parents to use the lobby for final “good morning” wishes and allow your children to walk to their classrooms unassisted to foster their independence.  Rest assured we have stationed plenty of staff members in our hallways to greet children and assist them as needed.

Notifying Staff of Changes in Afternoon Dismissal Plans

If you know your child’s typical dismissal plan will be altered, please call the school office at (804) 723-3580. Please do not e-mail or text transportation changes; they may not be seen in time to adjust your child’s dismissal plan.

Early Dismissal for Appointments

If your child has a medical appointment that requires early dismissal, please send a note to your child’s teacher, and make sure our office staff is aware of your plans. Parents who wish to pick their children up prior to our regular dismissal (2:20 p.m.) should plan to pick them up in the office before 2:00 p.m. 

Afternoon Dismissal for Car Riders

If you plan to pick your child up from school at dismissal, please enter the parking lot on the right side of our building, park, and enter the gym door. A staff member will greet you and have you sign your child out. You may pick up your child in the breezeway between the gym and the music room. If someone else is picking up your child, they must be listed on your child’s emergency contact form and present a valid picture ID (like a driver’s license).

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.