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  • 7:15 AM - 2:30 PM (staggered dismissal)
    No office pick-up after 2:00

    Grades K, 1, 2, 3: 
    Enter Chicod by taking the second turn into campus off of Highway 43 coming from Greenville. Follow the loop around the new construction and football field. Continue to the stop sign. Follow the directions of the staff person directing traffic at the four way intersection, and continue straight through the intersection. Follow the directions of staff directing at the drop off and/or pick up zone. After drop off/pick up, follow the road to exit on Stokestown St. Johns Road.


    Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: 
    Enter Chicod off of Stokestown/St. Johns Road. Continue until you reach the 4-way stop. Follow the directions of the staff person directing traffic at the four way intersection. Turn left and follow the loop around the new construction and football field. Follow the directions of the staff person directing traffic at the drop off and/or pick up zone. After drop off/pick up, follow the road to exit on Highway 43. 


    Families with Multiple Children: 
    For families with more than one child attending Chicod School, please pick-up and drop-off all your children at the youngest child’s loading and unloading zone.


    School Day: The official school day begins at 7:45 a.m. each morning. A bell will sound at 7:15 a.m. as a signal for all students to report to their homerooms/first period class. All students should be in homeroom/first period class by the 7:45 a.m. bell (This is the TARDY BELL). K-2 students will be dismissed at 2:20 p.m. 3-5 students will be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. 6-8 students will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

    No student should arrive on campus prior to 7:15 a.m. Parents arriving on campus with students before 7:15 a.m. are to remain with their students in designated parking areas until the bell rings at 7:15 am. Once students arrive on campus, they are expected to follow Chicod’s discipline policy. No student should remain after school unless involved in a supervised activity, and must be picked up by 3:00 p.m. unless they are enrolled in the After School Program.


    Bus Riders: 
    Students are unloaded at the school at 7:15 a.m. Students in grades K-2 will board the buses at 2:20. Students in grades 3-5 will board the buses at 2:25. Students in grades 6-8 will board the buses at 2:30.  When you get off your bus in the morning go to the appropriate building. No K-5th grade students should be in the middle school building.


    Car Riders: 
    We have TWO centralized drop off locations for all students. Grades K-3 and 4-8 will enter in off Hwy. 43. Grades 4-8 will enter off Stokestown St. John's Road. (See the Traffic Flow Map.)


    Alternative Ways Home: 
    If you wish to request a change of transportation for your child, you must send a written note to school. True emergencies will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Should a student need to ride a different bus or go home by a different way, each student must bring a written request, signed by the parent before the principal or designee will approve it. Without this note, students will be required to go home as previously arranged by the parent. Parents are not permitted to pick up students from the bus lot.

    Early Check-Out: 
    Students should not be picked up early from school if at all possible because this is a class disruption and students need to be in attendance for the entire school day.  Please remember that students should only leave school early for the same reasons as an excused tardy.   A student leaving early during the school day must be signed out in the office by the parent/legal guardian.  The office staff will request a picture ID for verification and will then call the student down to the office.  Unexcused early dismissal from class is a Category 1 offense according to PCS Code of Conduct.  The consequences for repeated early dismissals are outlined in the Tardy Section of this handbook. 

    • Due to the overwhelming number of early sign-outs and ride changes, if you need to sign your child(ren) out or make ride changes please do it before 2:00.

    • Students leaving school other than their normal departure must have a written note from their parent or legal guardian. Please include a daytime phone number.