To Be, Rather Than to Seem

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Drop-Off

Early Bird is available in the Brady Center free of charge starting at 7:00 a.m. Please enter our campus from MacDill traveling north and use the West Drive. (Please note: left-hand turns are not permissible.)

Students arriving after 7:45 a.m. should be dropped off at one of the following drop-off points. On Wednesdays this time is 8:30 a.m. (Please note that this is slightly different from last year.)

  • West Drive (runs parallel to MacDill) - Any grade levels can be dropped off here.
  • North Drive - Any grade level can be dropped off here. Please note that the only location to drop off on the North Drive will be adjacent to the four-square court area. To ensure the safety of our students, dropping off by the classrooms on the northeast corner is no longer an option.
  • Front Circle Drive - Any grade level can be dropped off here.
  • South Drive - Students in grades pre-K, K and 1st grade (and their siblings) can be dropped off on the South Drive at the entrance adjacent to their classrooms and playground. Parents arriving prior to 7:45 a.m. (or 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays) may not wait in the drop-off area. These parents must drop-off at Early Bird or circle the building until the teacher assistants are present. To ensure the safety of our students, dropping off by the classrooms on the southeast corner is no longer an option.

Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. must enter from the front of the building off Bayshore and their parent must check them in with the ES assistant to receive their tardy pass. On Wednesdays, please follow these procedures if you drop off after 8:45 a.m.

Pick-Up

Pick-up assignments are alphabetical according to last name. (Please note that we monitor pick-up the first two weeks of school, and if we need to make adjustment to accommodate traffic, we will communicate that). Again, please note that left turns are not allowed from MacDill onto our property.

A-G: South Driveway - Traveling north on MacDill Ave., enter campus at southernmost MacDill Ave. entrance and proceed to the South drive (keeping the media building on your left).

H-M: North Driveway - Traveling south on Bayshore Blvd., enter campus at northernmost Bayshore Blvd. entrance and proceed to the gates next to the four-square court area.

N-Z: West Driveway - Traveling north on MacDill Ave., enter campus at MacDill Ave. entrance and proceed under the bridge to the pick-up area in front of the Brady Center.

Students in pre-K have two options for pick-up. The first is a pre-K only pick-up at 2:20 p.m. on the front Bayshore Drive. Pre-K students who have siblings in other grades may be picked up at one of the designated points from above with their siblings at 3:10 p.m.

After 2:30 p.m., no students can be released early due to the high school dismissal at 2:45 p.m. The only exception to this is when our middle school athletes have an away match.