Arrival /Dismissal Procedures
The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:40 pm.
Doors open as early as 8:15 for breakfast. Breakfast is served daily from 8:15-8:30 am.
Please do not leave students unattended prior to 8:15 as there is no one outside to supervise them.
As an added safety precaution, Gardner students participate in the Kiss-and-Drop policy. This means that parents kiss and hug their students at the main entrance door and allow students to enter the building and walk to the lunchroom independently.
Kindergartners are dismissed out of door number two (2) on Mansfield.
First and second graders are dismissed from door number one (1) at the main entrance on Mansfield.
Third graders are dismissed from door number seven (7) near the large playground with the basketball court.
Fourth and fifth graders are dismissed from door number four (4) on Whitlock.
We ask any parent or guardian that wishes to pick their student up early to report to the main office to sign them out. For early dismissal, we ask that parents arrive before 3:30 as students will be called down to the office prepared to go home. After 3:30, parents have to wait outside until dismissal at 3:40.
Parents that arrive late must report to the main office to sign out the child/children.