Arrival/Dismissal Process

Arrival/Dismissal General Guidelines

Highland Elementary school hours are 7:50am-2:33pm

Drop off begins at 7:35am with pickup promptly at 2:33pm 

LPS Board policy prohibits animals on school grounds as a health and safety concern

Student Drop Off Policy and Soft Start Information

Doors Open: 7:35am

First Bell: 7:45am

Tardy Bell: 7:50am

*Students are expected to be in their classroom and ready to begin their learning


 Soft Start Information
The playground will be closed before school, and no morning supervision will be out on the playground.

Students will enter through their designated grade level entrance point during the morning start time. Kindergarten - 2nd Grade will enter through the Main Entrance and Grades 3-5 will enter the Portable. A health screening will remain in place inside the classroom along with immediate hand washing. This will take place beginning at 7:35am. Doors will close at 7:50am. Any student arriving after 7:50am will enter through the main entrance of the building. We ask that only students enter into the building during this time unless you are volunteering in a classroom and have predetermined this time with the teacher.  Please sign in at the Main Office before going to volunteer in the classroom.  

Parents dropping off their students by car will be asked to use the car loop located in the front of the building. This is a drop off lane only, we ask that parents stay in their vehicle and students exit from the passenger side. Thank you for helping us keep the flow of traffic moving while ensuring our students are safely dropped off. Please see the attached map for additional details.  Map of drop off & pick up

Parents will be asked to not park in the parking lot or use it as a drop off area.  This parking lot will be closed from 7:30-7:50 am and 2:30-2:50 pm daily.

Students should not be dropped off before 7:35am.




Student Dismissal Policy and Staggered Release Information

There will be a staggered dismissal process. Staff members will be supporting the dismissal process to support the safety and health of all students. 

2:25 pm: Students attending SACC will be dismissed to the SACC program.

2:30 pm: Students riding a bus will be dismissed.

2:35 pm: Students being picked up through the car pick up loop and students walking home will be dismissed.

Parents will be asked to stay in their vehicle while they wait for their student to be released to them.  We encourage all parents to use the drop off and pick up loop.  Parents will be given a piece of cardstock to write their student’s last name on.  Parents will be asked to display this name plate in their front dashboard so a staff member can easily read the name and students can come to their cars safely.  


Any student dismissal changes must be done through the front office by 2:00pm.


Soft Start: 7:35am

First Bell: 7:45am
Tardy Bell: 7:50am

Dismissal: 2:33pm (Staggered Release)

(Late Start - Every Wednesday)

Soft Start: 8:35am

First Bell: 8:45am
Tardy Bell: 8:50am

Dismissal: 2:33pm (Staggered Release)

Early Release
(See calendar for these dates)

Soft Start: 7:35am

First Bell: 7:45am
Tardy Bell: 7:50am

Dismissal: 11:50pm (Staggered Release)

11:45 SACC
11:47 Bus
11:50 Car/ Walkers