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Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Student arrival will begin at 7:05 a.m.  Staff supervision will be in place at that time to ensure student safety.  For teachers to be ready to begin instruction, all students who arrive between 7:05 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. will report to a designated area until the bell rings.  Students who wish to eat breakfast must be in the cafeteria by 7:20. Our instructional day begins at 7:30. Giving our teachers the opportunity to ensure they are ready for the instructional day is vital to the safety and academic success of our students.  While we know it may be convenient, morning arrival time is not the appropriate time to conference with teachers. Teachers are to be greeting all students and getting them settled in for their instructional day.  

  • Students may begin arriving at school no earlier than 7:05 a.m. 

  • All students arriving by car should be released in the turning circle in front of the cafeteria.  Please help us keep your child safe by only using the turning circle as a drop-off area.  

  • It is not safe to drop students off across the street or in the bus lot. 

  • At C.G. Credle, we encourage independence in our students and respectfully ask that you allow your child the independence of walking him/herself to class.  We realize many parents may desire to walk with their children at the beginning of the school year, but after two weeks, all students first grade and older should walk independently to class.  We encourage our kindergarteners to do the same, but recognize this may be difficult for some parents. If you are going to walk your child to class, you must sign in at the computer station in the main office and print a visitor’s sticker.  Students must be dropped off at the classroom door. As part of teaching responsibility and independence, students unpack and get themselves settled in within their classrooms.  

  • If you are walking your child into school, please park on the opposite side of the street and use the crosswalk. 

  • The lane in the front of the school is our Car Traffic Lane.  This lane is used to provide our students a quick and safe drop-off area in the turning circle.  Therefore no parking is permitted on the school side of the street during morning arrival. 

  • The Car Lane Drop-Off moves quickly.  Please make sure that your child is packed and ready to exit the car. 

  • All cars exiting the turning circle must turn right onto College Street.  Left turns are not permitted because it slows down the Car Lane Line and is not courteous to the other parents who choose to use the Car Lane. 


Dismissal Procedures 


School will dismiss beginning at 2:35 p.m. The following procedures are put in place to

ensure the safety of all of our children. 

  • Each grade level will have an assigned location to stand while waiting to be picked up. 

  • If you are walking up to the designated area to pick up your child, you will need to park across the street, use the crosswalk, and present your Pick-Up Pass to the teacher. 

  • During car dismissal, the teacher will not release any student until all students are safely at their designated area sitting down.  It is very difficult to release students to some parents while trying to seat others.   

  • A Pick-Up Pass must be presented at all times when picking up students.  Please make sure you provide a Pick-Up Pass to all family members/friends of the family who will pick up your child.  If you need additional passes, please notify Ms. Greenwood in the front office.

  • Adults without Pick-Up Passes will be required to come to the office and sign the student out using our computer check-out system. 

  • Please bring a valid ID to check out your child. 

  • All teachers will be on duty ensuring all students are picked up safely and will not be able to speak with you until dismissal is over.   


Car Pick-Up Lane 


  • If you choose to use this service, you will stay in your car and line up in front of the school. 

  • You will need to place your Pick-Up Pass in the car window. 

  • The Car Lane Line will start in the turning circle at Bear-Safe and will continue down College Street past the school; therefore, no one is allowed to park on this side of the street unless you are using the Car Pick-Up Lane. 

  • A staff member will come to your car and get the child's name that you are picking up and assign you a bear - Safe (Cone 1) -Dependable (Cone 2) Industrious (Cone 3) Kind (Cone 4) Welcome (Cone 5)  

  • The child(s) name will be called by Walkie-Talkie to the assigned cone. 

  • You will proceed to the assigned cone where your child will be waiting. 

  • A staff member will load your child in your car. 

  • You will then proceed out of the turning circle and turn right onto College Street. 

Check-In/Check-Out Procedures 


At C.G. Credle, we use a computer system to check students in and out of school.  Please be prepared to show proper ID and plan ahead for the time it takes for your child to come from class and for you to sign him/her out.  This system will also be used to record all visitors coming to our campus. Any student entering the building after 7:30 is considered tardy and must be signed in by a parent using our computer system.  Our staff will assist you in this. No checkout after 2:10 per county’s safety policy.

By Gina Morris

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