The school day begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. Students arriving at 7:30 a.m. or after are considered tardy and should obtain a tardy pass before proceeding to their classrooms.
2015 - 2016 Morning Arrival Policy
Bus Arrival to School
Bus riders will be dropped off in the bus lane directly in front of the building. No students will be permitted in the school prior to 7:00 a.m. except for safety patrols (under Coach Bender's supervision).
Eligibility and Bus Stop Determination
For eligibility and bus stop information, please check your bus stop, pick-up and drop-off times by visiting . Please note that bus pick-up and drop-off times are approximate. The bus route times are affected by changes in traffic patterns and ridership. Bus schedules are subject to change during the school year and parents should visit the HCS transportation website for updates.
Car (Drop-off) in the Morning
Students may be dropped off in the car (drop-off) lane starting at 7:00 a.m. and no later than 7:20 to ensure on-time arrival. Students should enter the main entrance near the office from the carpool lane and report to the cafeteria for breakfast or after 7:30 a.m. report directly to office for a tardy slip. The car pick and drop off is a very busy and crowded time, please be courteous and cautious of other drivers and walkers.
Car (Drop-off) Rules
Walkers in the Morning
The walk zone is one mile within the school zone. Students who live within the specified walk zone are not eligible for bus transportation. If you choose to park nearby and walk your child into school in the morning, please be mindful of the appropriate places to park. Please do not park in no parking zones, the car (pick-up/drop-off) lane, or in front of the building (bus lane). Always cross at the crosswalks and obey the crossing guard and safety patrols on duty.
Between 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. teachers are responsible for receiving students and getting them started for the day's instructional lessons. This is not a good time talk to your child's teacher. Teachers are not available for meetings during morning arrival. Please make the appropriate arrangements through the main office if conferencing is needed.