Center School
Arrival and Dismissal

DSCSchool Hours

Preschool - 8:45 am - 11:15 am and 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Half Day Kindergarten - 9:10 - 11:50 am
Full Day K, Grade 1, Grade 2 - 9:10 am - 3:25 pm

Please keep in mind that the preschoolers will be arriving at 8:40 and entering through the front door for their 8:45 start time. For SAFETY sake, we ask that K-2 parents do not come to the parking lot before 8:55.

Please remember to stay in a single file when entering the parking lot. Pull up to the railing at the front lobby window area to drop children off. We ask that the students be ready to exit their vehicle on the passenger side immediately upon pulling up to the railing.

Please remember to stay in a single file and that it is unlawful to pass a bus when its lights are on and the STOP sign is extended.

Parents picking up students at the end of the school day should park their cars in a legal parking spot and report to the blue gym door at 3:20 to check their child out with Mrs. Leonard, Center School clerical aide.  

All students riding the bus, attending Maplewood and/or the YMCA will gather in the gym at 3:30.


Please send a note to school on days that your child will be dismissed early and when there will be a change in the dismissal routine. The note will go to the teacher, and then be sent to the secretary and any other parties needing the information such as the clerical aide, bus driver, principal, or nurse. Please do not assume that an email to the teacher or a phone call to the school can be used in place of the written note. There are several reasons for this, the most important being:

  • The teacher may not check email communication until after the fact.
  • The message may not get communicated to all of the necessary persons due to other demands that occur during the day.