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Northwest Elementary School

400 Northwest Elementary Rd | Lexington, NC 27295 phone Phone: 336-764-0360 phone Fax: 336-764-3398
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School Hours

School Hours

Regular Schedule

7:30 am Students report to designated grade level area / Breakfast

7:50 am Enter classrooms

8:00 am School starts (Tardy Bell)

2:25 pm Bus Dismissal / Shuttle Bus Dismissal

2:30 pm Car Dismissal / Shuttle Bus Dismissal

 

If school is delayed, please follow the schedule below:

 

One Hour Delay

8:30 am Students Report to designated grade level area / Breakfast

8:50 am Enter classrooms

9:00 am School starts (Tardy Bell)

2:25 pm Bus Dismissal / Shuttle Bus Dismissal

2:30 pm Car Dismissal / Bus Dismissal

 

Two Hour Delay

9:30 am Students report to designated grade level area / Breakfast

9:50 am Enter classroom

10:00 am School starts (Tardy Bell)

2:25 pm Bus Dismissal / Shuttle Bus Dismissal

2:30 pm Car Dismissal / Bus Dismissal

 

Three Hour Delay

10:30 am Students report to designated grade level area/ No Breakfast served

10:50 am Enter classroom

11:00 am School starts (Tardy Bell)

2:25 pm Bus Dismissal / Shuttle Bus Dismissal

2:30 pm Car Dismissal / Bus Dismissal

 

 

Morning Procedures

MORNING​ ​ARRIVAL No child should arrive at school before 7:30 a.m. If you work and must arrive at your job early, please arrange for childcare so that you child will not be at school before 7:30 a.m. Fifth grade students will wait quietly in the gym until 7:50 a.m. First, second, third and fourth grade students will wait quietly in designated locations on their hall until 7:50 a.m. Students are to read during this time. Students may read their library books, a book from home, or choose a book from the book baskets in the hallway or gym. There will be staff members monitoring the hallways and gym during this time. Kindergarten​ ​students​ ​will​ ​wait in​ ​the​ ​media​ ​center​ ​with​ ​a​ ​staff​ ​monitor.  If students choose to eat breakfast, they may go to the cafeteria beginning at 7:30 a.m. but are expected to be in class by 8:00 a.m.

 

Afternoon Procedures

Afternoon​ ​Pick​up Car riders will be escorted in the afternoons by teachers and assistants to their car. The safety of our students is our first and foremost concern. Students will be called to their assigned station for pick up. Two signs will be sent home with your child’s name on them. Please​ ​place​ ​the​ ​sign​ ​in​ ​the​ ​front​ ​or​ ​side window​ ​of​ ​your​ ​car​ ​when​ ​going​ ​through​ ​the afternoon​ ​car​ ​rider​ ​line​ ​to​ ​speed​ ​up​ ​dismissal. Please give the additional sign to anyone else that may be picking your child up in the afternoon. In order to help our car rider line be as efficient as possible and to not block Northwest buses and traffic on NW Elementary Road, please make only right-hand turns into the school entrance for pick up.

 

Please make every effort to keep your child in school all day.  Late arrivals and early dismissals create missed instruction and learning for your child.  It is important that he/she learns good habits of staying in school for the full time and builds a strong foundation for future educational goals.  Parents will be contacted if tardiness and early dismissal accumulates to an excessive amount. 

 

Tardy Policy

School begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. tardy students are disruptive to the instructional process. Please make every effort to have your child to school on time. *​If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​arrives​ ​after​ ​the​ ​8:00​ ​a.m.​ ​bell,​ ​a parent​ ​or​ ​guardian​ ​must​ ​park​ ​their​ ​car​ ​and come​ ​in​ ​and​ ​sign​ ​your​ ​child​ ​in​ ​at​ ​the​ ​office. Failure​ ​to​ ​do​ ​this​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​an​ ​unexcused tardy.

 

Early Dismissals

Students leaving prior to 11:15 a.m. will be counted absent unless they return to school. If it is necessary to pick up your child from school prior to 2:00 p.m. please use the following procedure:

  1. Report to the office – not the classroom
  2. If your child requires an early dismissal, please send a note to the teacher indicating the time and who will be picking up the child.
  3. Photo ID is required and this person must be on the pick approved pick up list. Please keep this list updated.
  4. Sign the student out on the computer and give a reason for the early dismissal.Due​ ​to​ ​safety​ ​concerns,​ ​no​ ​early​ ​dismissals​ ​will be​ ​accepted​ ​after​ ​2:15​ ​p.m.​ ​ ​You​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to pick​ ​up​ ​your​ ​child​ ​through​ ​the​ ​car​ ​rider​ ​line.​ ​ ​All students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​dismissed​ ​via​ ​bus​ ​or​ ​car​ ​rider line.​ ​ ​No​ ​walking​ ​up​ ​to​ ​the​ ​car​ ​rider​ ​line,​ ​bus​ ​lot or​ ​waiting​ ​in​ ​the​ ​entrance​ ​way​ ​between​ ​the office​ ​and​ ​gym​ ​is​ ​permitted.

 

TRANSPORTATION​ ​CHANGES

If it is necessary for your child to ride a different bus, get off at a different stop, be a car rider, or have any change in afternoon transportation, we must have a written note from the parent/guardian. DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE TO REQUEST CHANGES. This is for the safety of your child. Fax or email the school if you have changes after your child leaves in the morning. Please contact the school to confirm your fax or e-mail was received. If your child fails to get off the bus, please contact the school. Encourage your child to tell the driver where his/her stop is and be sure the teacher knows if your child is to go to a sitter or daycare rather than to your home.