Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Arrival: 7:25 a.m.-7:40 a.m.

  • PreK, Kindergarten, 1st grade, Those Needing Assistance = Bus Loop (North Loop)

  • 2nd - 5th grades, and Those Needing No Assistance = Tiger Loop (South Loop)

  • Instruction begins promptly at 7:40 a.m. If you arrive after 7:40 a.m., you will need to park in the front parking lot and walk your child(ren) up to the front doors. Please ring the bell by the front door to let our front office staff know that your child has arrived. Please make every effort to arrive on time. Students who are tardy miss valuable instructional time and often feel anxious or embarrassed starting their day late. 

Dismissal: 2:55 p.m

WALKERS: If you are meeting a child who is walking home, please wait off of the school property to retrieve your child. Limiting the number of people around cars and children helps with visibility and safety. (Please see map below for a visual.)

  • Walkers crossing Pool RoadIf your child crosses Pool Road at the crosswalk, please wait on the east side to retrieve them after they have crossed the crosswalk.

  • Walkers headed north toward Arbor Trail, Hall-Johnson, or Compass: If your child heads north toward Hall-Johnson on the west side of Pool, please meet your child on the Pool Road sidewalk just north of our Bus Loop entrance.

  • Walkers headed behind the school: Please meet your child on the playground.

  • Walkers headed south on Glade Road toward the round-a-bout: Please meet your child in front of the fire station on Pool Road.

BUS RIDERS, BIKERS, DAYCARE RIDERS:

  • After the dismissal bell rings, teachers will dismiss these students first.

CAR PICKUP: (See map below for a visual.)

  • Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, and siblings:  Please use the Bus Loop to retrieve your child as this is the loop closest to our Tiny Tigers’ classrooms and allows for you to offer assistance and get out of your vehicle if necessary.

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and Those Needing No Assistance: Please use the Tiger Loop to retrieve your child. Please remain in your vehicle. This lane is reserved for students who do not need assistance getting in and out of the vehicle.

  • Please have your Smart Dismissal Hang Tag hanging from your rearview mirror. If you forget your Hang Tag, please pull in the parking lot and wait until the last car leaves. Then, please bring your driver’s license to the office to retrieve your child. If you have never received a Hang Tag or need to secure additional Hang Tags, please contact our school administrative assistant, Gene Guinane, at gene.guinane@gcisd.net.

Please click the link here for the map for dismissal.