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Schedules, Arrival, and Dismissal


7:15 Morning Care (paid service)
7:50 Doors open
8:10 Morning bell rings
8:15 Tardy bell rings
8:30 PreK begins
12:15 PreK Dismissal
2:45 Transitional Kindergarten through Second Grade Dismissal
3:00 Third Grade and Fourth Grade Dismissal
3:15 Fifth Grade through Eighth Grade Dismissal
After Care (paid service)


7:15 Morning Care (paid service)
7:50 Doors open
8:10 Morning bell rings
8:15 Tardy bell rings
11:30 Fifth Grade through Eighth Grade Dismissal
11:45 Third Grade and Fourth Grade Dismissal
12:00 Transitional Kindergarten through Second Grade Dismissal
12:15 PreK Dismissal
* No Lunch Served on half days *
After Care (paid service) is offered on half days for those that are currently enrolled in After Care


Morning Arrival Procedures 

7:15-7:45    PAID Morning Care – Gym Lobby Drop Off ( Students must be registered. See below for more information)
7:50   Morning Drop Off begins (Doors will be locked until 7:50) -students will report directly to their homerooms starting at this time.

  • Drop off locations: Front Office, Horseshoe/Business Office Entrance, Preschool Hallway Entrance – Please do not drop off at middle school hallway door.
  • Parents are welcome to park in the front lot and walk their student to the classroom. Curbside drop off is available for K-8 students to foster student independence. Please do not park in the horseshoe lot during drop-off.

8:15    Tardy Bell rings for TK-8th (students should be in class and prepared for the day to begin)
**After 8:15 AM all students should come through the front door and check in with the front desk**

8:30    PreK Day Begins

Paid Morning Care Details

Families that need to drop off their students before 7:50 due to work time commitments can register for Morning Care. There is a $25 per month fee for Morning Care. After School Care participants need to register for Morning Care but will not be charged the additional fee. A staff person will be at the Gym Lobby Entrance to welcome and receive registered students for Morning Care from 7:15-7:45am. At this time Morning Care spaces are limited, please email Angi Blanton with any inquiry you may have. 


Afternoon Dismissal Procedures

At the end of the school day, students can be picked up using one of two methods: the Car Line or Parent Walk-Up.

Car Line: Operates from the main entrance. Please display your car tag in the windshield or have your three-digit code ready when you enter the line. Students will be called to the front entrance upon your arrival.

Parent Walk-Up: Conducted near the gym. If you prefer to park and walk to pick up your student, this can only be done at the Parent Walk-Up location.

After School Care

For an additional fee, students in our preschool and grades Kindergarten-5th may attend our After School Care program. You can contact Angi Blanton to register your child for the After School Care program.

Late Pickup Policy

Students will remain outside for up to 15 minutes after their dismissal time. If no one has picked them up, they will be taken to their classroom where they will remain until 3:30, then they will be taken to aftercare. Late parents will be billed a charge of $7.00 per 15 minutes for late pickup.


Our Front Desk receptionist will assist you and your child if they are checking in or checking out. Our MGCS Student Handbook outlines what conditions or reasons are considered excused or unexcused tardies. If you have any questions, please see your child’s principal: Angi Blanton (preschool), Sujin Hughes (K-5), or Durk Steed (6-8).


MGCS offers enrichment classes in art, computer, library, music, and PE for our elementary students. Each grade level attends one of these enrichments daily each week. Homeroom teachers will provide a more detailed enrichment schedule.