Visitors are always welcome at school. For safety and security
purposes, We request that you observe the
following guidelines: All visitors should report to the office during
school hours, and a staff member will assist you at that time. Please
child's teacher if you want to visit the classroom or eat lunch with your
child. Please sign in upon arrival. You should wear a "Visitors
Pass" while in the building and return it to the office before leaving.
In order to insure a well-monitored and safe environment, all exterior
entrance doors will be locked after 8:35 a.m. All parents and
visitors should enter the building through the main entrance at all times. For
more information about Building Security, please visit the
HCPS Safety and Emergency Planning webpage.
Morning Arrival for
Prior to 8:15 a.m., students will need to enter the building
through the main doors. Side doors will remain locked until that time.
Please remember that cars are
not allowed in the bus
loop during times when buses are loading or unloading children.
The official arrival time for students is 8:15 a.m. each
morning. Parents are reminded that while teachers may arrive at school
prior to 8:15, they are unavailable to supervise your children. We
encourage you not to drop your child off before 8:15 as they will not be
and 8:35, side doors to the 5th and 2nd grade halls will be
unlocked for student entry.
After 8:35 side doors will be relocked and students arriving
after that time will need to enter the building through the main
doors accompanied by an adult.. Please remember that your child is considered late to school
after 8:35 and you must sign him/her in at the main office. If you
enter the building after 8:35, we ask that you exit the main lobby doors to
help us keep our other doors secure.
for Car Riders
The front of the school is used for bus pick-up only.
All Hanover County Public Schools vehicles and approved day car vans will
line up in front of the school and begin receiving students at 2:50.
This will require the front parking lot to be closed to traffic at 2:40.
Once dismissal begins, no vehicles will enter or exit the
front parking lot. Vehicles in the front parking lot prior to 2:40
will be able to leave after all buses have departed.
Students being picked up in family vehicles will be
dismissed through the west doors between the newer and older sections of the
school building. Students will be well supervised as they gather in
the breezeway and prepare to be escorted to their car.
Parents/Guardians enter the west parking lot, receive their
children, and exit the lot. Parents no longer need to leave their
vehicles. Once your vehicle has gotten to the front of the line, your
child will be escorted to your car and assisted in safely getting in.
Parents must display a pick-up pass in order to pick up a
child. Those not displaying the appropriate pass will be asked for
If you wish to have your child picked up by somebody else,
you must send a note in to school. That note will be on file with
staff members facilitating dismissal. If we do not have a note, then
children will be placed on their bus in accordance with school
There are occasions that require school to close early. Here are some
suggestions that would help us insure that your child gets home safely:
keep the student data card current with phone number(s); list name(s) of people
who may pick up your child; and, have an alternative plan ready should school
Students who attend the after-school YMCA program should be
prepared with an alternative plan should there be an early closing due to
inclement weather. The YMCA program does not operate when school is closed
or dismissed early due to inclement weather.
Did you know that Hanover County Public
Schools provides a free email service to parents, notifying them of
early school closings due to inclement weather, providing
information about upcoming county– and school-wide events, and other
items of interest?
You can sign up to participate in this service
Please call the school if your child will be absent. You may call
883-6089 or 749-4222. To see what illnesses or symptoms require a student to be
excluded from school, please visit the
SAES Clinic webpage.