Austell Elementary School
5600 Mulberry Street
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: 770-819-5804
FAX: 678-398-0041

Austell Elementary Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

School Hours - 7:15am - 2:20pm

We encourage parents to allow their children to ride the bus both to and from school. Bus service is available for students who are not within walking distance.

Please note that students are never counted tardy when they ride the bus.

Below are procedures for car riders, early dismissal, and transportation changes that you will find helpful.

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MORNING CAR RIDERS

Car riders should not arrive to school before 7:15 a.m. There is not anyone to supervise them prior to this time. Morning car riders who eat breakfast in our cafeteria need to arrive at school no later than 7:30 a.m. in order to be served and to make it to class on time. Car riders who arrive after 7:50 a.m. are considered tardy and must be signed-in by a parent/guardian in the front office.

EARLY DISMISSAL

If your student needs to be checked out before the regular scheduled dismissal (2:20 p.m.), he/she must be checked out by 1:45 p.m. Parents or guardians must sign students out of school in the front office and must present a picture ID.

AFTERNOON CAR RIDERS

Parents are asked to remain in the vehicle when picking up students in the afternoon. A 2016-2017 car rider card is required and should be displayed in the window of the car. Students must be picked up no later than 2:40 p.m. Students who are not picked up in a timely manner will be placed in our After School Program (ASP) and the daily fees will apply ($10 registration fee and $7 daily rate).

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

Transportation changes must be put in writing and given to the classroom teacher. Transportation changes that need to be made during the school day must be made by fax. Changes to transportation cannot be made over the phone. Please know that transportation changes are still accepted in person through our front office personnel before 1:45 p.m. Also, if making transportation changes for siblings, please send a note for each child.

EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Occasionally it becomes necessary to dismiss school early due to inclement weather. When weather conditions indicate, please listen to the radio and/or local television station. You will have all the information as quickly as the local school. An Inclement Weather form will be given to you at the beginning of the school year for you to indicate how your child will be going home due to inclement weather (i.e. bus, car, etc.). You and your child should discuss what you expect him/her to do incase this situation occurs. Please do not come to pick up your child until you hear that schools are being closed. Limited phone lines make it impossible for school personnel to notify all parents of early closing. However, we will make every effort to send a callout to all families as soon as we are made aware of the closing. It is very important that you listen to the message when you receive these automated callouts. Make sure you always have an updated emergency card on file with your child’s teacher.