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Arrival and Dismissal

Students should arrive at school no later than 8:30 A.M., when classes begin, and should report directly to their assigned classrooms. Unless their child is enrolled in the morning or afternoon Falcon Care Program, lower school parents should not leave their child at school before 8:15 A.M., as appropriate supervision is unavailable. Likewise, students who are not riding a school bus should be picked up promptly upon dismissal as supervision is not provided after 3:15 P.M. Students who are not picked up by 3:15 P.M. will be sent to Falcon Care and charges will apply. Middle and upper school students who arrive on campus early should report to the library or Gee Price from 7:45–8:15 A.M. Middle school students are responsible for catching a school bus from the upper school to the middle school campus prior to the start of the school day at 8:30 A.M. Middle school students not being picked up in the afternoon by parents on the lower and middle school campus must ride the bus to the upper school and report to sports practice or the upper school library. Upper school students who remain on campus after dismissal must report to the library and sign into the after-school program if they are not picked up by 3:15 P.M. This free program is available to both middle and upper school students from 3:15-5:00 P.M. Monday – Thursday.

No supervision is provided to middle and upper school students after dismissal on Fridays and half days. Students must leave the campus by their usual means of transportation unless their parents/guardians have notified the school office that they may do otherwise.

For arrival/morning drop off and pick-up in the afternoons, lower and middle school parents are to follow the traffic pattern as indicated on the map on page 73 of the handbook.

Lower school students are dismissed at 2:55 P.M., and are escorted to the bus, Falcon Care, or the Commons (for students being picked up by parents). Middle school students are dismissed at 3:00 P.M. and report to the buses or the Commons for pick up. Due to the heavy traffic at both arrival and dismissal time, middle school students will not be permitted to walk up or down the hill.

Parents of upper school students who drop off or pick up their child must enter the school via Barber Street. All students are to be picked up or dropped off at the Bell Tower following the traffic pattern on the map on page 74.

Upper school students who drive to school should arrive and leave using Falcon Lane in order to avoid interfering with the loading and unloading of buses.

Upper school students are dismissed by bell at 3:05 P.M.

Lower School

Lower school hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 2:55 P. M.  Lunch is scheduled between 11:30-1:00, and each lunch period lasts approximately 30 minutes.  The lower school day is flexible and may vary on occasion.


Middle School

Middle school hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  The first class of the day also serves as homeroom and is five minutes longer to allow for taking attendance, announcements, and other non-instructional business.

    8:30 - 9:30       First Period                     12:10 - 1:00      Fifth Period

  9:30 - 10:20       Second Period                  1:00 - 1:30       Lunch

10:20 - 10:30       Break                                 1:30 - 2:15      Sixth Period

10:30 - 11:20       Third Period                      2:15 - 3:00      Seventh Period

11:20 - 12:10       Fourth Period                              3:00      Dismissal


Upper School

Upper school hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 3:05 P.M.  The day is divided into four 80-minute classes and one 25-minute activity period.

8:30 – 10:00       First Period                     

10:00 – 10:10     Break                                

10:10 - 11:30    Second Period                   

11:30 - 11:55    Activity Period

11:55 - 12:25     Lunch

12:25 - 1:45       Third Period     

1:45 - 3:05         Fourth Period

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