Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Dear Parent/Guardian:

    We are truly excited about the 2018-2019 academic year and the changes that have been made under the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD).  The DPSCD has worked diligently with the Office of Transportation to ensure that your child is transported to and from school.

    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. 

    The new bell times for Cooke STEM Academy are 7:30 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Please be advised that your Scholar is expected to be at school at 7:30 a.m. to be counted on-time.  Scholar dismissal time is 2:30 p.m. for bussed Scholars and 2:40 p.m. for all other Scholars.  Prompt pickup of your Scholar(s) is required. 

    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.