Parking or stopping to let students off in the school loop is not permitted during school hours. Please use the second driveway to the school parking lot.
After arriving at AC, students will unload from their buses beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Students will walk directly into the school using the three front doorways. Staff will be at the doors with signs to guide children through his/her assigned door. Grades 2 and 4 will enter the far left doors, Grades K and 1 will enter the front porch doors and Grades 3 and 5 will enter the far right doors. Students will go directly to their homeroom where they will be greeted by their teacher. As has been done in the past, in the beginning weeks of school, Kindergarten and first grade teachers will be meeting their students at the front of the school and walking them as a class down to their classrooms. Doors will be locked at 8:40 so any student that arrives after 8:40 will need to enter the building through the front porch doors. If you do need to drive your student to school, please do not arrive prior to 8:30 a.m. We do not provide supervision in the building prior to that time. Any student being dropped off must be walked into the school and signed in at the main office. Our homeroom period begins at 8:40 a.m. and announcements will be read at 8:45 a.m.
The students are dismissed at 3:05 p.m. In order to prevent congestion we will dismiss Grades K-2 at 3:02 and Grades 3-5 at 3:05. Students will load buses at the direction of staff members on bus duty. Classroom teachers will continue to send out a bus card with one student to inform staff members that all students were dismissed. If your child is not riding the bus and you are picking them up, please send in a signed and completed permission slip in the morning. To the extent possible, all dismissal arrangements should be made before your child arrives at school. Only in extenuating circumstances, should after school plans be modified throughout the day.
Late Bus Dismissal
Our after school activity periods will run from 3:05-3:45 p.m., with late busses pulling away at 3:50 p.m. Students who will be participating in chorus, band, and orchestra will be on a roster that remains consistent and will not require a permission slip to participate in their activity. However, for all other activities, students will need to have a permission slip because attendance in these activities may vary. These activities may include: Math Lab, Friendly Club, or Student Council. The late bus service is not intended for afterschool enrichment classes, roller skating, scouts or play dates.
To determine which late bus your child rides home, there will be a link on the transportation website, as well as a link on our website where you can access your child’s late bus number. If you are picking up your child from his/her after school activity, you will need to sign your child out at the Main Office.