Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 2:29pm

Please read the below reminders for arrival and dismissal procedures at SFES.  The safety of our students and staff depends on the cooperation and patience of everyone.  We appreciate you reviewing and following our arrival and dismissal plan.

Arrival & Dismissal at SFES


  • Teacher supervision does not begin until 8:35 AM and ends at 8:55 AM
    • Students can NOT arrive prior this time
  • Our school doors open at 8:45 AM and instruction begins promptly at 9:00 AM
  • Students are considered tardy/late if they arrive to school after 9:00 AM


  • 3:25 PM Bell to indicate time to pack-up
  • 3:30 PM Announcement to dismiss – PK/K/1st students and bus riders are called first, followed by students in 2nd-5th grade
  • All students should be picked up at 3:30 PM, which is the end of the student day


  • Students waiting for siblings and other students should move over to the grass area just beyond the canopy on the right
  • Children who are picked up by an adult/older sibling (either walking or driving) will wait under the canopy grouped by grade
  • Staff will release the child to the trusted person who is indicated in the HCPSS Family File
  • Children who walk home unaccompanied are free to go as soon as their class is dismissed

Since most students live within easy walking distance of the school, SFES does not have space for parking. At dismissal, car loop traffic can get backed up quickly (the wait on rainy and cold days you could be lengthy).  We recommend that you walk with your student from and to home, or park in the adjacent Stevens Forest Community Center parking lot and walk over to the school entrance to pick up your student.

We have noticed some families parking on the west side of Stevens Forest Road directly across from the school. These families are then crossing the road at that location, not at one of the crosswalks in either direction.  That action is dangerous!  

Please use the designated crosswalks or tunnel at Kilimanjaro Road or the crosswalk across from the pool to cross Stevens Forest Road.

Please Note:

  • Anyone picking-up your child must be listed on his/her Family File (Emergency Form)
  • Cars will be provided Car Loop tags to ensure student safety and efficiency, please have this posted in a visible location at dismissal each day -if you need one, please call the front office

Car Riders:
All car riders are to use the car loop that moves through the staff parking lot.  Forming two lines when you first enter the parking lot and then merge into one line when you turn the corner near the dumpsters. Please keep the following in mind while using the car loop during arrival and dismissal:

  • Not pass other cars
  • Be courteous of other drivers
  • Be on the lookout for pedestrians at ALL TIMES
  • Parents should stay in their cars - Staff will be available to assist children between 8:35 and 8:55 AM and again at 3:30 PM
  • Follow the signals to stop and go from the staff at the crosswalks and along the sidewalk
  • Students should only exit the car at the sidewalk where staff will be waiting; please do not allow your children to exit the car in the parking lot and walk over to the sidewalk