Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

The school day is from 8:20 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. for PreK-1st grade students and 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. for 2nd – 5th grade students. All PreK-5th grade students will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free breakfast is available to all students every day in the school’s cafeteria from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. If your child plans to eat, keep in mind that the breakfast service ends promptly at 8:15 a.m. Students will not be allowed on campus before 7:30 a.m. Upon arrival to school, students eating breakfast will report to the cafeteria. Students in grades Pre-K -grade 1 will line up in cafeteria and students in grades 2-5 will line up in P.E. court. Students not eating breakfast at school, should not arrive on campus more than ten minutes before the start of their day. No parents will be allowed to enter the school building. All parents and visitors must come to Main Office using the main entrance on North Miami Avenue.  Gratigny will be a closed campus school therefore parents must use the entrance on 121 Street as a drop off only. Late students must get a pass from the Security Monitor located at the front entrance of the school.

It is extremely important that all students be picked up from school at their designated dismissal time. Students dismissed at 1:50 p.m. will not be allowed to wait for students dismissed at 3:05 p.m. Students who ride Private/MDCPS buses and those that walk alone or with parents will exit through the front of the school building (N. Miami Avenue). Parent pickup via car will take place on the North side of the building (121st Street).