GDLS SCHOOL DISMISSAL POLICY

Early Dismissal Information:

If a child needs to leave prior to the end of the school day, a note obtained through the school office must be given to the teacher by 1:00 p.m. All changes to dismissal must also be submitted to the office by 1:00 p.m.

The following options are available for dismissal: 

Bus Transportation

Transportation by bus is available only on days that school is in session. Gloria Dei is able to provide bus transportation to most of the areas we are servicing. Parents need to check with the transportation coordinator if any students are making changes to their regular bus route (riding a different bus to a friend's home, riding a bus on a occasional basis, a student not riding a bus on a particular day, or if a child is ill and won't be riding the bus to school on a given day). Information regarding bus transportation is available at the school at the beginning of each school year.

Parent Pick-Up

Fox Hill Campus
Noon dismissal for Preschool will be through parent pick up only. Children dismissing at noon will be dismissed in the main lobby. Children not picked up by 12:15 p.m. will be checked into child care. All parents, guardians, or other visitors must use the main entrance when entering or exiting the building to pick-up students. All other building doors are secured and locked at all times. Please do not leave cars parked in the Fire Lane when you walk in to pick up your child from school. Park in the first available spot, and then use the sidewalks to pick-up your child from school. Dismissal for Prekindergarten students will begin at 3:00 p.m. Parents may walk in and pick their child up from their classroom. Students not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will be checked into child care.

Willow Oaks Campus
Students will not be allowed to meet their parents in the parking lot. At 2:45 p.m., the doors to Buildings B and C will be unlocked and opened for those parents coming into the building to pick up. Parent pick up will take place from 2:45 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Children not picked up by 3:00 p.m. will be transported to the Fox Hill Campus and checked into child care.


Carpool

We have an established carpool procedure. Once you have submitted the necessary forms, a car pool number will be assigned to the parent and child. Please do not use cell phones while in the carpool line. You must display your car pool number in the passenger side front window of your vehicle while using the carpool system! All carpool services will be at the Fox Hill campus. Students from the Willow Oaks campus will be bussed to the Fox Hill campus for carpool. All students must be properly buckled in with seat belts or car seats before driving from the carpool line.  Please do not come too early as it creates extra traffic congestion in our lot. Carpool pickup will be at the rear school door and will exit onto Bromley Street.

K-8 Carpool: 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

PS/PK Carpool: 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Child Care

All child care services will be at the Fox Hill campus. Child care is available for students before and after school. You must submit the necessary forms for you child to attend child care. Parents of students under child care supervision much check in and out with the school office when dropping off or picking up the child. Children must be checked out by an adult at the Main Reception Desk located at the Fox Hill Campus. Reservations are required for days where school is closed and only child care is available.