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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures


Student arrivals begin at 8:45. Please enter the back parking lot to drop your student off at this time. We ask that you not pull into the parking lot before this time due to Pre-K and staff arrivals. The doors for drop off will be closed at 9:05 so students can be in their seats by 9:10.Students are tardy after 9:15 and must be walked into the office for a tardy slip. Please do not park in the front of the school to drop off your student. If you must walk them into the office for some reason, please park in the parking lot near the middle school and walk them to the office.


Students being picked up by parents will begin being dismissed at 2:45 p.m. from the back entrance closest to Spring Mills High School.  Parents picking up their child must pull into the back parking lot. If the line is out of the parking lot please be sure to pull along the grass to make room for traffic. Parents should have their assigned number visible when you pull forward so the staff on duty can see it. Parents are asked not to get out of their car at any time while in the pickup line. Once your child is inside the vehicle, please pull forward quickly to allow other students to be picked up.  Any student who is an occasional pick up needs to bring a note to school explaining this and must be signed out by an authorized adult in the office. The parent/guardian must authorize in writing any other adult who will be picking up their child. A picture ID/driver’s license may be requested.  Please do not enter the front office door to pickup your child to avoid bus traffic confusion. Any student picked up after 3:05 will need to be signed out in the office.


In order to prevent more confusion than necessary at the end of the school day and because of the positioning of the school buses, no student will be dismissed from class prior to 2:45 p.m. unless there is a sudden emergency or scheduled appointment. Your help in honoring this request is appreciated.


Buses will be unloading at the front of the building each morning. When lights are flashing, cars are not permitted to pass the bus, by West Virginia Law. Do not park in the front of the school during “Pick up” or “Drop Off” time unless you need a handicap space.  Parents should park in the Spring Mills Middle parking lot, on the curb and students will be dropped off on the side entrance.  


Parents may use the visitor parking spaces in the front of the building from

9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. However, we would like to limit the traffic in the front of the school to buses only before 9:00 a.m. and after 1:30 p.m. for the

safety of our students. Handicap parking is an exception.


Please send a note to your child’s teacher anytime there is a parent pickup/bus change. Please do not call the school to make changes in your child’s bus schedule. If you find you will not make it back before your child gets home from school, please contact a friend or neighbor to meet your child at their bus stop. We cannot take your phone request that your child will go to a sitter or ride a different bus. This is for your child’s protection. We can’t be sure we are talking to the right person on the phone. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If necessary, you may fax a note with parent/guardian signature to the school at 304-274-5807.


Students requesting to visit other students’ home for the night must have written notes signed by both students’ parents. These notes must be signed by the office before the bus driver will honor the notes.  Both students must have a note signed by parent/guardian.   A change in bus transportation will not be honored with a phone call.  This change must be in writing from parent or legal guardian.