Cimarron Elementary's Morning Arrival and Dismissal

  • First Bell:
    7:35 a.m.

    Second Bell:
    7:40 a.m. (all students arriving after 7:40 a.m. will be counted tardy).


    Morning Student Drop-Off:

    Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the following locations:

    • Front of school (Cimarron Street)
    • Cimarron Street circle driveway (near cafeteria)

    Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:20 a.m. at the following locations:

    • Orleans Street circle drive 

    *Remember, there WILL NOT be adult supervision for students before 7:00 a.m. Student safety is our number ONE priority! Please help us by not leaving students unattended before 7:00 a.m.

     Students will enter the building and sit in the hallway to read quietly while waiting to enter their classroom.

    **Students are tardy to school if they are not in the building by 7:40 a.m.  At 7:40, all drop off doors will be closed and locked.  If a student arrives after 7:40 a.m., a parent or adult must escort the student to the front office to sign them in and obtain a tardy slip.  



    Student Dismissal:
    Cimarron is one of the largest elementary schools in GPISD and our goal is to ensure that students arrive home safely!

    This year Cimarron will continue our dismissal procedure previously implemented.  Each family will be assigned a car tag and number.  The car tag you are issued should be hung from the rearview mirror of your vehicle and be fully visible to staff members.  Whether your child is a walker, parent pick-up or bus rider, everyone will receive a tag and number.  Please help your child learn his/her number.  The tag will either be yellow or pink depending on your child’s number.

    Yellow car tags will dismiss from the cafeteria area. Cimarron Street will become a one-way street heading South.  Please enter the parking lot by the cafeteria.  There will be a staff member at the corner checking your yellow car tag and writing down your car tag number.  As you drive in the parking lot towards the cafeteria, your child will come out of the cafeteria and be escorted to your car by a staff member.

    Pink car tags will dismiss from Orleans St. circle drive. Orleans Street will become a one-way street heading East.  As you enter the circle drive, there will be a staff member at the corner checking your pink car tag and writing down your car tag number.  As you proceed through the circle, your child will come out of the building and be escorted to your car by a staff member.

    Students who walk home will be dismissed from the front of the school in the office area.  If you are walking to the school to pick up your child, please bring your car tag to help us quickly dismiss your child to you.

    Students will only be allowed to walk home without an adult if a note from a parent is on file.  These walkers will be escorted out of the building and safely off campus.

    *PLEASE NOTE:  You must communicate any changes in your child's dismissal information with your child's teacher and/or the front office via email no later than 2:30 p.m.*

    Again, our number one goal is to keep our students safe.  The dismissal procedure helps ensure students are monitored and that we take every precaution to maintain a safe environment for them.

    As with any process, it will take some time the first few days to have everything running smoothly.  Students will be relearning their numbers and remembering the procedures we have in place so we are asking for your patience and understanding.  Remember it is for the SAFETY of your child and the other students of Cimarron Elementary – the Best School in the World!



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