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It's official! We have moved to our new District website, now located at acpsd.net. Please take a moment to visit and explore our new online home for updated information on all items related to Aiken County Public Schools.
 
As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
 
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Aiken County Public Schools, and welcome to acpsd.net!  
Daily Schedule for Arrival and Dismissal

7:00 a. m. - 7:20 a.m.           Breakfast
 7:25 a.m.  Classrooms open and teachers are in their rooms to supervise students
 7:30 a.m. Tardy bell rings. Students not in their respective classrooms should report to the office for a tardy pass
 2:09 p.m.   Car riders, walkers, and bicycle riders dismissed
2:15 p.m Bus students
 
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All students must be picked up from school no later than 2:30 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made due to after-school activities, etc.
 
North Augusta Elementary does not open its doors until 7:00 a.m. to supervise children. Please do not leave your children outside the building before this time. Although school personnel may arrive a few minutes before 7:00 a.m., they are not available to supervise children. Therefore, we cannot accept responsibility for children left on school grounds before 7:00 a.m. 

 
Bus Procedures
Students will exit school buses and enter the school through the cafeteria. Bus students not eating breakfast should report directly to their respective pods.
 
Student needing to pay lunch money should do so as they pass through the cafeteria. 
 
All bus changes must be approved by the transportation supervisor at 442-6106. Permanent changes (for the remainder of the year) must also be approved by the supervisor. All requests for changes must be made in writing with the following information given:  (1) the child’s name and homeroom, (2) how the child was previously transported, and (3) the new bus number, the name and address of the person to whom the child will be going. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to change buses without written notification from their parent or guardian.

 
Car Riders
Car riders should not be dropped off at either entrance to the building prior to 7:00 A.M.

It is imperative that the drivers of the cars follow the one-way traffic pattern. Please do not park your car in an unauthorized zone. Should you need to come into the building before school or after school while other parents are loading or unloading children, please be considerate and do not block the line of traffic. Please park in the parking lot and cross the street at the designated crosswalk. State law requires all visitors to report to the office upon entering the school building. Therefore, no parent/guardian/visitor will be allowed to enter through the back P.E. entrance doors at any time. 

Parents of car riders are encouraged to leave home early allowing ample time for their child to get to the classroom before the 7:30 A.M. tardy bell rings.

All car riders, walkers, and bicycle riders should enter either through the double doors that enter the commons area next to the kindergarten pod or through the P.E. room.

Upon entering school, students in grades 4 and 5 should line up at the front hallway cafeteria exit and wait for a safety patrol member to escort them down the front hall to reach their classrooms. Students in grades 1, 2, and 3 should proceed to the cafeteria exit on the back hall to be escorted to their pod by a member of the safety patrol. 

Upon entering the building, students should report immediately to their respective pods with the assistance of the safety patrol or to the cafeteria if they are eating breakfast.
 

Dismissal
Second, third, fourth and fifth grade car riders should exit the building through the P.E. room each afternoon. Kindergarten and first graders will be dismissed at the front of the building. Second, third, fourth, and fifth graders who ride with someone picking up a kindergartner or first grader will be allowed to exit at the front of the building.
 
 
Traffic Procedures
The faculty and staff of North Augusta Elementary are constantly striving to improve our traffic situation at arrival and dismissal times. By adhering to the following procedures we hope to make the parents better informed and thus able to maneuver in and out of traffic in a safer and more expedient manner. Although your child may ride a bus, please review these procedures so that you will be better informed.
  1. Parents should not smoke cigarettes or talk on their cell phone when in car line.
  2. Please use PATIENCE.   Please keep in mind that over 675 students are entering and exiting our building each day. Some wait time is inevitable.
  3. Students must remain on the sidewalk.
  4. Individuals must cross at the designated crosswalk. Adults must accompany students when crossing the crosswalk.
  5. Parents must not drop off student in the parking lot. Students must be dropped off in the car line.
  6. Parents should drive as close as possible to the curb when dropping off or picking up students. (If parents drive close to the curb, then our safety patrols will not have to step into the road.)   Students are asked to walk behind the patrols, staying away from the curb.
  7. Educate your child. Talk to him/her about the importance of traffic safety.
  8. Pay attention to safety signs.
  9. Students should be ready to get out of their car upon arrival at school. (Bookbags, lunchboxes, etc., should be gathered up before you reach the safety patrol.)
  10. Help your child learn how to put on and take off their own safety belt so you will not hold up traffic doing it for them.
  11. Cars should never be left unattended along the yellow marked curbs. If it is necessary for you to get out of your car, please park in the parking lot. 
  12. The tardy bell rings at 7:30 a.m. Students must be present in their classroom at this time, not in transit.
  13. Only one lane of traffic is allowed during the morning, two lanes of traffic operate in the afternoon.
  14. Please place your child’s name and grade level (in large dark letters) on your front driver’s side window for afternoon pickup. Car line cards to place on your dashboard are available in the front office.
  15. Each pole is numbered in our traffic circle. Please drive to the number that is called out in the afternoon. Please remind your child to be on the lookout for their car.
  16. Parents are not permitted to walk up to the waiting students in the carline and collect them from the holding area. All parents must remain in their vehicle in the car line to collect their children. This is for the safety and security of our students.
  17. Students must be picked up in car line  by 2:30 p.m.