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SMS Arrival and Dismissal



Parents wishing to change their child’s mode of afternoon transportation will need to send a note by their child to school the day of the change, or they can 
email Dr. Hargrove at or

send a fax 910-754-3108 before 10:00 a.m. the day of the change.

Calling the school office to make changes in afternoon transportation will not be allowed this year.

An ID will be required to check a student out.

Beginning of the School Day- Parents/Guardians who bring their children to school are asked to drop them off in the traffic circle at the front entrance of the school. There is no supervision of students before 7:30 in the morning, so do not drop students off early. 
At 7:30 SMS staff members will assist with traffic. 
Your cooperation and patience is needed.

End of the School Day- at dismissal, car riders are asked to report to the traffic circle in front of the building to be picked up. Staff members will assist with traffic control and student monitoring. Staff members will direct you to pull forward in the traffic circle. Students not picked up right away will return to the lobby to await pick up. Students will need to be picked up by 3:00 p.m.
Students should be in their classrooms and ready to begin their day at 7:45 a.m. sharp. Students arriving to class after 7:45 a.m. are considered tardy. The school will open for student entry at 7:30 a.m. 
Students arriving from 7:30-7:40 will report to the cafeteria.
At 7:40 students will proceed to homeroom to get organized for the day.

The excused reasons for tardy are: 
1.Doctor/Dentist appointments with a note upon return. 
2. A late bus
3. Court appearance 
4. Student's personal injury or illness
5. Quarantine of the student as ordered by health dept. 
6. Death in immediate family (extent ruled upon by principal)
7. Religious observances
8. Educational opportunity 
*This must be approved by the principal prior to the trip
Student checkouts will not be allowed after 2:15 p.m (with the exception of an emergency). 
Only adults who are listed on the student’s data sheet may check students out of school.