Arrival and Dismissal

The school day at Jefferson Academy begins at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m.

School personnel will be available to supervise car riders in the gym (front entrance) and music room (5th grade car rider entrance) no earlier than 7:00 a.m. each morning. Students arriving PRIOR to 7:10 a.m. must report to the gym or music room. Students arriving between 7:10 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. can be dropped off at the front entrance OR at the side 5th grade entrance to report directly to their classroom. The side doors will not be utilized for student arrival until 7:10 a.m. All parents should remain in line during morning drop-off. The middle parking lot in both arrival/dismissal areas are reserved for teacher parking and individuals that are parking for scheduled appointments in the building. Please do not park your car and walk your child in the building.

Breakfast will be served daily between 7:00 a.m. and 7:20 a.m.

Dismissal Procedures

Procedures for afternoon dismissal are as follows:

  • 5th grade students, 5th grade students and siblings in 3rd or 4th grade, or 5th grade students and students carpooling with 5th graders are dismissed from the side entrance on Dragon Drive.
  • 3rd and 4th grade students (that do not have a 5th grade sibling or who are not carpooling with a 5th grade student) will be dismissed from the front entrance on Dragon Drive.

The traffic pattern for afternoon pick-up will be restricted to these designated areas. The back entrance is reserved for buses only.

We ask that ALL parents / guardians remain in line for afternoon pick-up. Please do not park and enter the building to pick your child up from school. These requests are for safety reasons. Parents who remain in the car pick-up line help us to allow for uninterrupted traffic flow.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL 11 Note: All Jefferson Academy students must be picked up promptly at the end of each day unless they are enrolled in the afternoon PLUS Program. Two pick up cards for vehicles will be provided to each family. Please clip the pick-up card to the passenger visor or window. If the card is attached to the visor, keep the visor down until your child is loaded each day. For the sake of efficiency, personnel in charge will focus on the card rather than the car or the driver. In the event that you forget your card, the parent/guardian will be expected to park in the parking lot and report to the front office to check out the child. If you have misplaced your pick-up card, please request a replacement card at the time of check-out. We strive very hard to be consistent with all practices and procedures. Your spirit of cooperation will enable us to maximize our level of efficiency. If your child(ren) are still on campus at 3:00, we will send your child(ren) to our afternoon PLUS program. Fees will be charged for PLUS participation.
Students may be picked up in two locations. Students can be picked up in the afternoon in the senior parking lot in the front of Jefferson High School. To get to this parking lot, drive in front of the school on Washington Street and turn into the school by the Arena. There is a drop off zone in the middle parking lot. Turn into this parking lot and drop your child off there. After you have dropped your child off, drive slowly through the rest of the parking lot and exit the school on Old Pendergrass. Students can also be picked up in the back of the school by the Annex. However, the road behind the school will be closed for student pick up until all buses have arrived (approximately 3:45).