Arrivals Grades 6-8:

BFCCPS Opens Daily at 7:30 am.  Please do not drop your students off before that time. 

It’s a very busy time of day with morning activities such as the BFCCPS Band and Chorus, Student Council, students arriving for Morning Care and the start of the school day for students in Grades Six, Seven and Eight.

The school day begins at 8:15 for students in Grades 6-8. Parents who drop their children off here at school may do so beginning at 8:00 am unless their child is participating in before school Chorus, Band, Student Council or Morning Care in which case they may arrive as early as 7:30 am.

Please note that students in Grades 6-8 who have not arrived by 8:20 am will be marked tardy.  Starting at 8:21 students must sign in tardy in the office and obtain a tardy pass before heading to class. 

Arrivals Grades K-5:

The school day begins at 9:00 for students in Grades K-5. Parents who drop their children off here at school may do so beginning at 8:45 am. Please note that students who have not arrived by 9:00 am will be marked tardy.

Please note: If you need childcare coverage before 8:45 am, morning care will be available beginning at 7:30 am.  Children in Grades Four and up can sign themselves into morning care.  If you are bringing a student in Kindergarten through Grade Three to morning care please park and walk your student into the school crossing at the blue crossing zone

This short video will show you how to complete the drop-off process, please note that the traffic patterns differ depending on what time you arrive to the school. 


Dismissal is at 3:05 PM.  At that time, students who take the bus will be escorted to the auditorium to wait for their bus to be called.  If you will pick your student up by car at the school you can pickup via our CarLine. This short video will show you exactly how this process works.

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Alternately, you may choose to come to the school for Courtyard Pickup at 3:20 PM. You will need to park your car in the parking lot and walk across to the courtyard to meet your child.


School Dismissal Manager 

Using School Dismissal Manager with your desktop or smartphone browser, you can quickly and easily update instructions when your child’s dismissal needs to be changed.

This service will take place of the practice of making dismissal changes through the main office. The easy-to-use mobile and desktop interface will allow you to make these changes in advance or for the current day. You can also report absences, early dismissals, and even schedule recurring dismissal instructions for after-school activities such as Art Club, Drama Kids, Science Club or Lego League on the desktop version. Free apps are also available for Android and iPhone users.

School Dismissal Manager will provide us with a more organized and efficient tracking system for afternoon dismissals. We ask all families to update their dismissal instructions using School Dismissal Manager by 9 am on August 24th so we can ensure we have accurate information on how your child(ren) should be sent home. If you need assistance with your School Dismissal Manager account school personnel will be available during the Back to School Celebration.

When creating an exception for the current day, please note that the cut-off time is 1:59 on regular days and 10:59 on early release days. In order to ensure an accurate and safe dismissal, it is our expectation that all changes are made on the system before the daily deadline.  In the event of an extreme emergency you can contact the school office after the deadline to make any changes for the current day.

School Dismissal Manager Tip Sheet