Arrival/Dismissal Procedures



Students are allowed to enter the school building beginning at 7:15 a.m.  This includes students transported to school by bus, car and our walkers.  The tardy bell rings at 7:50 a.m. and all doors are locked. Students arriving after 7:50 a.m. must be escorted into the front office by an adult and signed in.


Students are dismissed beginning at 2:20 p.m. on regular school days and at 12:20 p.m. on early release days. Students are required to remain in their classrooms until their mode of transportation is called for dismissal.  

  • Early checkout 

Early checkout ends at 1:30 p.m. on regular school days and 11:45 a.m. on early release days.  Students can only be released to adults listed on student enrollment forms - identification is required.

  • Bus

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Bus Transportation FAQ's

  • Car Rider

All car riders are dropped off and picked up at the front door of the school.  Our car rider line enters the parking lot at the front of the building and proceeds to the back of the building near our cafeteria and comes back around to the front.  There are two merge points in our line to keep traffic moving and to minimize the congestion on Mavell Road.  For the safety and security of our students and staff we ask all drivers to follow the directions of our staff and all posted traffic signs.  

  • Transportation Changes

Any transportation change must be sent to the school in writing or delivered in person by the parent/guardian of the student.  For safety and security reasons we cannot accept transportation changes over the telephone.  Any change should be discussed with the student(s) ahead of time and a note sent in to school on the morning of the change.  If you have more than one student at Nickajack, a note must be sent to the teacher(s) of each student affected by the change.

Same day transportation changes must be communicated using our Transportation Change Form.  The form is only available 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. each school day.  We require one form for each student and the student's CTLS/Office 365 login must be used to access the form.