Transportation - Arrival and Dismissal
BELL SCHEDULE AND SCHOOL HOURS
Bus Transportation and Change in Transportation Form
Bus Delay Notification System
This system provides parents with timely notification of bus route information. Parents may access the system at the link below or use the FCPS Mobile App to receive the delayed bus report. Morning route information will be available until noon. The afternoon route information will be available from 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Need assistance or have questions about FCPS transportation? Contact the Transportation Office at 703-249-7100. For any concerns after hours, contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.
FCPS provides bus transportation for students who reside more than a mile from the school. Bus riders should follow these guidelines:
- Refrain from crossing or playing on private property.
- Cooperate with the safety patrols and obey the bus drivers.
- Arrive at the bus stop five to ten minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
- Remain seated and talk quietly after boarding the bus.
Procedures for safe transportation are discussed with all students at the beginning of the school year. It is also important that parents review with their children the information included in Student Rights and Responsibilities. Parents should reinforce the rules for safe loading/unloading of buses, and standards for behavior on buses and at bus stops. It is essential and will promote safety. Student failure to exhibit acceptable standards of conduct while riding a school bus can result in a suspension of bus transportation.
For your child’s safety, a parent, daycare provider, designated adult, or a sibling in 7th grade or higher is required to meet your child at the bus stop. The child will be returned to school if no one is waiting for them at the bus stop.
Attendance Procedures and Forms
Arrival Time: 9:00 a.m.- 9:20 a.m.
School starts at 9:20 a.m. when the bell rings. Staff members are available at 9 a.m. Students should not arrive before 9 a.m. Students who arrive after 9:20 a.m. are considered tardy and should be accompanied to Door #1 by a parent or guardian.
All students should report to classrooms upon arrival. Breakfast stations will be located at the entry points; students can grab breakfast on their way to class.
On the first day of school, parents are welcome to walk their children to the classroom. Starting on the second day, only students will be allowed to enter the school building in the morning (this is for the safety and security of all students). We will make sure your child gets to the right classroom.
** If a child is arriving late, fill out the information using our online Early Dismissal, Late Arrival, Attendance Form. Please view our Late Arrival Procedure for more information.
Dismissal Time: 4:05 p.m.- 4:25 p.m.
** If a child must leave early, the parent/guardian should fill out the information using our online Early Dismissal, Late Arrival, Attendance Form. Please view our Early Release Procedure for more information.