Arrival/Dismissal Procedures


Dismissal begins at 2:20 on regular school days and 12:30 on early release days. If you are picking your child up through car pool, you must have an Acworth ES car pool tag displayed in the passenger side front window. Car pool ends at 2:45 p.m. Students not picked up by then will be checked into ASP where you will be required to pay the daily fee plus registration per child if not previously registered. If you need an Acworth ES car tag, please visit the front office. 


Whenever possible, please allow your child to ride the bus to school. This helps with traffic congestion around the school in the mornings and afternoons. If you must bring your children to school, please follow our car rider procedures by pulling up in the car lane in front of he building where your child may exit safely. There will be staff available to assist your child in exiting the car if necessary. In order to ensure the safety of all students and to assist with traffic flow, we ask that students be dropped off ONLY at the front of the school and not at any other entrance. The back parking lot is reserved for school bus loading and unloading except during after school hours. ASP pickup takes place in the back parking lot.


Parents need to provide notification to the school in writing or in person, when a child’s transportation at dismissal is change. For safety reasons, we cannot take transportation changes over the phone. Any change must be in writing. Plans for how a child will be leaving school should be made ahead of time and notes sent with the child that morning The latest we can make changes is 1:45 p.m. If you have several children, notes should sent to each of your children’s teachers.


Student checkouts must be completed by 1:45 p.m. on regular school days and 11:45 p.m. on early release days. It is important that the 1:45 p.m. deadline is enforced as the front office staff begins dismissal procedures at 2:00 p.m. Various reports are run which need to be distributed before 2:00 p.m. Identification will be checked for all student dismissals. Students will be released only to those authorized on the registration form unless the school had been notified otherwise is writing.