Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

    • The arrival bell will ring at 7:30 a.m and students may enter the school.
    • Students walk to the auditorium for Morning Meeting
    • Students leave the auditorium and return to their classes to eat breakfast.
    • Students arriving after 7:30 a.m are considered tardy and must go to the office for a tardy slip
    • First dismissal bell will be at 2:30 p.m. – All Bus Students will be picked up by the route supervision and escorted to the cafeteria.   Students must remain in their seats at all times until their bus route number is called.   
    • Students being picked up: These students will be escorted by their classroom teachers and exit through the main entrance and wait until their parent arrives.  
      • Grades Kindergarten,1,3, and 4 will exit through door 1
      • Grades 2, 5 and 6

    Cooke S.T.E.M. Academy has partnered with Ludington Middle School in order to ensure that bus transportation is available for siblings who attend both schools.

    Parents, if you have a Scholar who attends Ludington Middle School, Cooke S.T.E.M. Academy will be the drop off and pick up location for your Scholar.  Scholars attending Ludington Middle School should arrive at Cooke no later than 6:50 a.m.  The bus will depart at 7:00 a.m. to take students to school.  For dismissal, students from Ludington will arrive at Cooke by 2:40 p.m. so that the families of both schools can ride home together.  This has been implemented to assist in keeping parents from traveling to multiple locations. 

    In the event that a Scholar must leave school early, all Scholar pickups must be before 2:15 p.m.  Any Scholar that has not been signed out by 2:15 p.m. must remain in class until the end of the school day.