Valdosta Middle School

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School Hours

SCHOOL SCHEDULE 

New school hours have been approved for the 2017-2018  school year.  Middle school hours will be from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  More details will be posted as available.  

 

(This is the schedule for 2016-2017)

7:15 a.m. - Morning Duty begins (students can enter the building) 

7:50 a.m. - Tardy Bell (students must be in their homeroom desk when the tardy bell rings to be counted on-time)

3:05 p.m. - Early Bus Dismissal

3:09 p.m. - Car Rider Dismissal

3:15 p.m. - Late Bus/Walkers/Afterschool Activities

* 2:45 pm last call for checkout - Due to the responsibilities office personnel have during dismissal, no student will be called for checkout after 2:45 p.m. 

 Excuses for absences must be turned in within 3 days of the absence.

 

 ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

The only approved drop-off and pick-up area for car riders is the front drive of our campus. 

The entrance to this drive is on Burton Ave. Parents are asked to be alert and follow directions given by duty personnel while driving on campus. Students should not be dropped off prior to 7:15 a.m. or picked up later than 3:45 p.m. unless involvement in a school sanctioned activity warrants as duty personnel are not in place prior to 7:15 a.m. or after 3:45 p.m. To ensure your child’s presence in homeroom by 8:00 a.m., please arrive several minutes earlier to afford extra time for slower traffic flow. For safety reasons, cars will not begin moving during dismissal until directed to do so by a school official. 

Walkers are dismissed on the Oak Street side of the campus. There is a crossing guard on Patterson Street; however, only a crosswalk is available on Oak Street. Students are to use thesidewalks at all times and are expected to leave the campus immediately upon dismissal. Students are not permitted to walk across VSU’s campus. All bike riders will adhere to the same rules. Students must walk their bikes while on campus. Students are not allowed on or around the track area during arrival or dismissal. 

Buses will drop-off and pick-up students on the Oak Street side of the campus. Cars are not allowed to enter the bus area. Students who arrive by bus are to walk directly to the area assigned to them. In the afternoon, bus students will be dismissed to the bus loading area and will wait in line for buses. Students must remain in their assigned lines and follow instructions given by school personnel. Food, drinks, gum, and any other items which are not school related are not allowed in the bus waiting area and will be confiscated. Inappropriate behavior may result in a loss of bus riding privileges for a determined amount of time and/or consequences from the student code of conduct. Students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus. In emergency situations, a pass to ride another bus may be issued by an administrator provided the administrator has been contacted by the student’s parent.   

Dismissal procedures are subject to change without prior notice if conditions warrant.