Drop Off Time 8:30 am Late Bell Rings 8:45 am Dismissal 3:15 pm

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:54am


When your child is absent, please send an email on the day your student returns to the following address:

MWESabsence@hcpss.org Do not send changes in transportation to this email, as we will not see the change.

Please bookmark this as a tab on your computer, and on the day your student returns from their absence, please send an email to the above address with your child's name, the date of absence and the reason for the absence. If a reason is not included, the absence will be considered unlawful. NOTE: DO NOT send an email to your child's teacher. Often these emails are not forwarded to the front office for documentation. You may copy your child's teacher on the attendance email if you'd like.

We appreciate your help to ensure that our children are marked accurately on their attendance record. Thank you for taking the time to use our new email address created specifically for absences.

Late Arrivals

If you arrive at 8:45 AM or after, you MUST park your car in the big parking lot, and walk your child to the building to sign in with a staff member. This is for the safety of your child. Tardies are tracked on your student(s) report card.

  • School opens at 8:30 am. If your student isn't in their classroom by the late bell (8:45 am), he/she is considered late. You must accompany your child to and from the building each time your child has a late arrival or early dismissal. You must bring a photo ID.

Early Dismissals

  • If your student has an early dismissal, please make certain he/she is picked up before 3:00 pm to make certain you are out before our buses begin to arrive. Early dismissals cannot be conducted after 3:00 pm. If you arrive after 3:00pm, you will need to wait in the car loop line until our regular dismissal begins. It is best to alert your child(s) teacher and the front office regarding early dismissals ahead of time.
  • We would also like for you to provide a note each day your child has an after-school activity. This helps the teacher and your child remember the activity on a weekly basis.



Our office hours are 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Please understand that students will not be able to enter the building after 4:00pm to retrieve forgotten items. Our office staff will not be ringing students or parents into the building after 4:00 pm unless they are participating in a scheduled after-school activity. When you arrive to pick your student up from an after-school activity, please wait in the vestibule for the instructor to bring the students to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we tighten the security in the building. We would like to remind parents that dismissal is a very busy time of the day for the front office. Every once in a while, we realize that you may need to pick your child up early from school. We are asking parents that need to pick up their child (ren) early to do so before 3:00 pm. If you arrive after this time, you will be asked to wait outside until your child is dismissed with their class at 3:15. Teachers are not finished with instruction until 3:10 pm. We will not be able to dismiss your child between 3:00-3:15. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us have a safe and orderly dismissal at the end of the day.