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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Arrival Time : 7:15 – 7:35 AM

(After 7:35 AM your child will be considered tardy if he/she is not in homeroom and he/she will need to come to the office and sign in for the day.)

Bulldog Blvd is closed to car traffic from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and again in the afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

  • Students must be dropped off and/or picked up on Raleigh Street. Please encourage them to use the crosswalks to Bulldog Boulevard. Staff will be on duty to monitor that area. 


  • Alternative for A.M. drop off on Bulldog Blvd: you must must wait until 7:25 to drop your student off once bus traffic is cleared. 


  • Alternative for P.M. pickup on Bulldog Blvd: you must must wait until 2:45 to pick up your student once bus traffic is cleared. 

Buses will always load and unload at the front doors of the school. If your child is riding a different bus home than their regular bus a note will need to be sent to school, signed by the parents notifying the staff and bus driver of that change.

If your child will be going home after school with another child a note from both children’s parents will be required to be sent to school that day and signed by staff working in the front office at the beginning of the school day. 

If your child needs to be picked up during the school day, you may park in the 15 minute parking space in front of South Middle School between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and to the front doors. You will need to press the buzzer to request entry to the office. Identification may be requested by staff members. If your child is being picked up by another family member or friend you will need to send a note to school with your child that morning so that our staff will be aware of that change.