Valdosta Middle School

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School Hours


Middle Schools  Drop of time for both middle schools will begin at 7:45 a.m.  

Breakfast will be served from 7:50 – 8:20 a.m.  

Classes (the instructional day) begin at 8:30 a.m.  

End of school day is 3:30 p.m.


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 7:45 a.m. or picked up later than 4:00 p.m. unless involvement in a school sanctioned activity warrants as duty personnel are not in place prior to 7:50 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. To ensure your child’s presence in homeroom by 8:30 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.