Dismissal Procedures




  • School bell times are 9:45am - 4:00pm
  • Morning drop off for school is no earlier than 8:45am. Supervision is provided in the cafeteria from 8:45am until the 9:45am start time for students.
  • Dismissal is at 4:00p.m., students must be picked up by 4:30pm.
    • Students are not permitted to be unsupervised on campus before 8:45am or after 4:30pm.Arrangements can be made with Ray V. Pottorf Elementary Before/Afterschool Daycare program.  Please contact Ms. Silsby at 239-274-3932 to register your child.
  • Students eating breakfast at school should arrive by 9:15am as students report to Period 1/2 no later than 9:45am or be marked as tardy.
  • Please do not leave vehicles unattended on the circle during pick up or drop off times.
  • Students are not permitted to walk to the parking lot.All parent-pickup is via the parent pickup loop.
  • To ensure everyone’s safety, please keep younger siblings in the vehicles while you wait. Children are not permitted to be playing on the sidewalk or in the front of the school area during pick up or drop off times.  



Student sign-out requires the adult to provide a valid photo identification.  The adult must be listed on the student emergency contacts in FOCUS as an authorized person to sign-out the student.  Exceptions to the rule can only occur when the parent/guardian listed on the emergency card provides a signed letter authorizing the individual to pick up the child.  Student’s safety is our largest concern!

Due to monitoring and attendance needs by teachers, there will be no student sign-out during a student’s 25-minute lunch period.  Parents are asked to pick up students before, or wait for the completion of lunch. 


Students signing-out during whole-school events, such as assemblies, Pep Rallies, activities, etc., may be delayed as much as 30 minutes while students are located around campus.  To assist with timely service, parents are highly encouraged to sign out students BEFORE whole-school events.


  1. To minimize disruptions to the learning environment, no student sign-out after 3:30pm, unless prior arrangements for early dismissal are approved by administration. 

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