Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Attention Visitors of Harvey Austin!


    All visitors must report directly

    to the Main Office to sign in.


    Any visitors entering the building must wear


    a Visitor’s Pass.


    Arrival Procedures

    -       Doors open at 9:00am.

      Walkers and drop-offs can arrive between

      9:00 and 9:15 entering through the Koons Street door. No students will be allowed to sit in the foyer outside the main office.


    -    Any students arriving after 9:17 will be marked “tardy" and must obtain a late pass from the late desk.  Please use the main entrance on Sycamore St. after 9:17.


    Dismissal Procedures

    -   The instructional school day ends at 4:05pm.

    -       Students should remain in the classroom until 3:40 for instructional purposes. Calling rooms to dismiss students earlier is a disruption to the learning environment.

    -       At 3:40pm all walkers and pick-ups will report to the Library and be released to the authorized adult by School #97 staff. Please use the Koons Street door to pick up your child.

    -       Students must be signed out by an adult that has been authorized by the child’s parent/guardian. Photo ID is required for safety purposes.

    -       Any adult picking up a child that is NOT normally a pick-up should do so by 3:45pm at the Koons Street door. Buses begin dismissing at 4:05pm.

    -       All students should be picked up by 3:45pm.

    -    A written note should be sent in to the teacher and forwarded to the Main Office in the morning if special circumstances require a change in the normal dismissal. You must call before 2:15 if you need to pick up your child who normally takes the bus.