Dismissal Procedures


During the first days of school we will document and establish each child’s “going home” routine.  This is done by recording how your child arrives at school and then sending them home the same way.  For instance, if your child arrives on bus 1234 then they will be put on that same bus to go home after school unless the parent has specified a different afternoon bus.  Once your child’s routine is established, we cannot change it without specific, written instructions from the parent.

If you wish to change your child’s going home route at any time during the school year, please follow these procedures:

  • Send written notice with detailed information in your child’s agenda.
  • Requests to ride a different bus or to use another stop must be approved by the Principal or Assistant Principal.  This can only be approved in emergency situations.
  • Early Dismissal from classes will only be allowed for an emergency.  If you come to the office to take your child early from class, you must have a photo ID with you.  If you send someone in your place, the person must be listed on the emergency card and have a photo ID.  We cannot release students to anyone that is not listed on the emergency card.


Bus Riders are escorted to the bus ramp on the East side of campus by teachers.  Each student is provided with a tag indicating their bus number.


(A.M. Car Riders)

  • Students should be dropped off in front of the school after 7:25 a.m.                                     
  • Edgewood Staff Members are in position to supervise your children and assist them beginning at 7:25 a.m.
  • Please be prepared for children to exit cars quickly.  Please do NOT use this time to update student agendas, adjust backpacks, etc.
  • Students should exit the vehicle on the right side (the side closest to the curb).
  • Please DO NOT drop students on Edgewood Avenue or in the visitor parking lot!
  • There is NO student supervision prior to 7:25.  Should students be dropped off before this time, parents will be called to return to school.
  • If parents/guardians park in the visitor lot, please use the cross walks to enter the building.
  • Do not leave your vehicle unattended on the drop-off ramp!  If you need to come into the office, please park in a visitor parking space.



(P.M. Car Riders)

Parents should pick up their students: 

  • Back Pick Up:  Head Start, Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade 
  • Front Pick Up:  Grades 2, 3, 4, 5
    • *Pre-K, K, 1st graders who have older siblings will be picked up in the front of the school.

Every driver must have a hang tag with the child’s name and grade on the car rear view mirror.  You will receive a tag the first day of school.  If you do not have a car tag, you will be required to park, and come into the front office with proof of identification to pick up your student.  This is for the safety and security of all students. 



Walkers are escorted by teachers to the sidewalk in front of the cafeteria.  Parents are welcome to meet their students there.  We will release walkers after the buses have left campus.  This is to ensure the safety of your student. 

Bike riders can lock their bikes in the gated area provided next to the Pre-K classrooms on the West side of the building.  When arriving and leaving the school campus, bike riders should walk beside their bike and not ride on their bike in the parking lot or sidewalk of the campus.

A bicycle rider or passenger under 16 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet that meets the standards of the American National Standards Institute.  (Section 316.2065, Florida Statute)  Bicycle helmets must be worn by anyone under the age of 16 riding or a passenger on a bicycle on School Board-owned property.