School hours: 8:15am to 2:25pm


What time does school begin?

Students are expected to arrive at school between 7:50 AM and 8:10 AM. Children who walk to school or ride in private cars should not arrive at school before 7:50 AM, as supervision is not available. At 7:50 AM, students will be allowed to enter the building and will enter classrooms at 8:00 AM. Students should be in their seats and ready to learn at 8:15 AM. Breakfast service
begins promptly at 7:50 AM and ends at 8:10 AM. Students are tardy at 8:20 AM!!! Parents are invited to walk children to class after signing in at the Main Office with photo identification.

What is Kiss and Ride?

Kiss and Ride is available during arrival beginning at 7:50 AM. Parents should make a right into the entrance of the school if they are travelling to TGES via Route 450 and make the first left in the parking lot. Staff will be available to open doors and welcome students to school. We ask that parents remain in the car, pull forward, and quickly kiss, high-five, fist bump, or simply say, “have a great day” to their child to keep the line moving. For the safety of all, please be mindful of speed when entering and exiting the school parking lot.

How will walkers be dismissed?

Afternoon announcements begin at 2:20 PM. If you desire to pick-up children early please do so before Bus riders and Daycare Vans will be dismissed followed by walkers and car riders at 2:35 pm.

Walk-in Dismissal

At the end of the day, parents of walkers in grades K – 5 choosing to Walk-In are asked to park on the street, walk up the hill, and wait on the sides of the building for walkers. School Personnel will provide a signal when parents (grades 2 – 5) can access the front of the building to meet children for dismissal and K and 1 parents can enter the building to retrieve walkers from the Main Lobby. It is important this protocol is followed to ensure the front entrance is clear for bus dismissal. All walkers in grades K - 5 will be dismissed between 2:35 – 2:40 PM.

Afternoon Kiss & Pick-Up Carpool

Afternoon Kiss & Pick up Carpool service will be available between 2:35 – 2:40 PM. Parents should make a right into the entrance of the school if they are travelling to TGES via Route 450 and make the first left into the parking lot. We ask that you give the school personnel your child’s name, so they can be requested from the main entrance. Your child will cross the first parking lot and proceed to your car for pick-up. If the buses are all dismissed at the start of Kiss & Pick-Up, it will be held in the first parking lot. Please follow the directions of the staff on duty to keep the line moving.

All students should be picked up no later than 2:40 PM.