Dismissal time is at 3:00 p.m. Pk-K students may be picked up from the classroom at 2:55 p.m. With the exception of Pk-K classrooms, parents should not stand outside classrooms or in halls to wait for their children after school. Pk-K parents must wait outside the entrances closest to their classrooms until 2:55, at which time they will be allowed to form a line outside their child’s classroom to sign out their child. All PK-K parents/guardians must show the student badge provided to enter the building and pick up their child.
We ask that parents form a single line along the right side of 9th Street to drive through the circle drive to pick up their child, or park in a designated parking area and let the staff member with the radio know who they need to pick up. Parents who drive through the circle drive will need to have the name of their child posted on the front windshield. Austin staff will call students out as parents drive up.
Double parking creates a dangerous situation for our students. For student safety, cars should not stop on the street to drop off or pick up students, and students should never be asked to walk or run across the street to their car.
Walk home students: Students who walk home will exit through the North Gym door on 10th Street. This is not a parent pick up area.
Bus students: All bus students will be escorted to the buses by Austin staff through the cafeteria exit. Kinder - 2nd grade bus students should wear their bus tag for the first 2 weeks of school.
Pk-K students: Parents of these students will need to show the staff member at each entrance the student badge provided to sign out their children from the classroom. If they have children in upper grades, they will be picked up in the library.
Please make after school arrangements before your child comes to school in the morning. If special arrangements are necessary that might be confusing to your child, inform the teacher in writing regarding those arrangements or call the front office prior to 2:00pm. Calls for arrangements that are made after 2:00pm will not be guaranteed!
Only students staying after school with the teacher’s permission will be allowed in the building after 3:00 p.m. They may only re-enter the building if accompanied by the teacher with whom they are staying.
Early pickups are discouraged as it is important for students to be in class. When an early pickup is necessary, parents must come to the front office to request their child. Parents may NOT call the office ahead of arriving to campus. Students will not be allowed to leave classrooms until a parent has signed them out in the office. Please be sure to plan ahead and arrive early when picking up students early. No early pickups will be allowed after 2:40p.m. each day. Parents will have to wait for students to be dismissed at 3:00pm.