Arrival & Dismissal

Safety First!

The safety and security of our students is paramount.  All visitors must be report to the office every time they visit Mary Morrisson.  The front entrance has been equipped with an intercom/camera system designed to screen visitors.  It is used by office staff to visually verify a guest’s identity and the reason for entering the school before anyone is allowed access to the office. If we don’t know you or remember you from a previous visit – we apologize - but we will have to ask you to hold your picture ID up to the camera lens at the entrance.  We will take a moment to verify that you have a connection to the school or to one of our students.

Thanks for understanding; this is for your child’s protection.

Arrival: School begins at 8:55 AM

Walkers and students who are dropped off should arrive by 8:50 AM and should gather in the playground.  For safety reasons students should not arrive before 8:40 as there is no supervision on the playground.

  • Grades 1-5 go directly to the designated areas on the playground.
  • Kindergarten classes gather in the back of school
  • Preschool lines up outside pre-school classrooms

Breakfast is served at 8:30 AM.

In inclement weather all students should enter through the front doors. 

MM staff will meet and escort bus students directly from the bus to the playground each day.

Dismissal: School ends at 3:30 PM

Bus students will be escorted directly to the bus by MM staff.

Walkers are dismissed at 3:28 PM.  Students are encouraged to walk to and from school with their friends and family and are not allowed to walk alone before grade 3.  Parents should meet their children at the following location:

  • Grade 1 - 5 is dismissed on the west side of the building – lower side door (gr. 1&2)– upper side door (gr. 3-5).
  • Kindergarten is dismissed at the back of the school
  • Preschool is dismissed outside pre-school classrooms

Early Dismissal

If a student is to be dismissed early, parents should send the teacher a note.  Teachers will forward the note to the office.  Parents must come into the office to pick up the students for early dismissal.

When Your Child is Absent

Please send a note to school upon return to school.

Parents can send your child's teacher a note and the teacher will forward the note to the office.

Note should include:

  1. Full name of child
  2. Teachers name
  3. Date of the absences
  4. Reason for the absence
  5. Note should be signed by parent/guardian