Parents are strongly encouraged to use bus transportation as often as possible to minimize traffic concerns. The transportation company, Durham, will be handling bus routes, times, stops, and drivers. Contact Durham, at 601.859.0077, with any questions about bus transportation.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS
ARRIVAL... Upon arrival, students will move immediately to either the lunchroom for breakfast or to their classrooms where teachers will be waiting for them. Teacher assistants will be placed on duty throughout the building.
Buses... All students arriving on buses will enter from the Main Entrance and go to either the lunchroom for breakfast or to their designated location.
Cars... Drop off begins at 7:00 a.m. ends at 7:45 a.m; after 7:45 a.m. you will need to bring your student to the front office to sign them in. Cars will enter the school from the East Entrance off of Yandell Road and continue on Ring Road. Students will be dropped off in the back of the building, near the cafeteria. Once drop-off is complete, continue to exit in a clockwise fashion. Cars will continue in the outside lane of Ring Road to utilize the West Drive to exit.
TRANSPORTATION CHANGES... We understand that occasionally you will need to change your child's afternoon transportation. If you need to make a transportation change, please call the front office by 1:30 p.m. For the safety and security of students, no transportation changes can be made after 1:30 p.m.
CHECKOUTS... If you are making an early checkout, please check out your student prior to 2:00 p.m.
DISMISSAL... Please exercise patience during dismissal times as they will have to be adjusted to account for the traffic flow. Safety is of utmost concern and must be considered first and foremost. The following procedures for dismissal will be as follows:
Buses... Elementary students riding buses will exit through the front entrances of the school to load buses as they are parked in single file in front of the school.
Cars... Pick-up begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. All elementary students riding home in cars will exit through the exterior doors of the cafeteria once their name has been called. Please be sure that you have a card/poster displayed with your child’s name easily visible from the right front window. Please use the Arrival directions for dismissal, pulling out of the loading zone onto Ring Road, and continuing to exit utilizing the West Drive onto Yandell Road. Students that are not picked up from the car rider line by 3:00 may be picked up from the front office.
Daycare Vans... Daycare vans may line up behind the buses and pick up from the front of the school. Each daycare group will be lined up to exit once their van has been identified and an assistant will walk the respective students to the van.