School Hours / Drop Off / Pick Up

School Day Hours

First Bell: 7:35 a.m.
Tardy Bell: 7:45 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:57 p.m.

The first bell rings at 7:35 a.m., at which time students may go to their classrooms.  Students arriving earlier than 7:35am should go to the cafeteria until the 7:35am bell rings.The tardy bell rings at 7:45. After the first week of school, students arriving after 7:45 must check into the office and get a tardy pass before proceeding to their classroom.  Teachers start their day at 7:45am and students are expected to be in their seats, ready to learn.

Arrival/Morning Drop-Off

You may drop your child off in front of the school on the west side of Treadwell. Please pull as far forward as possible. There is no parking by the marked area near the playground. (The drop off area will be a designated fire zone marked with red – you can drop off a student in this area, but not leave your car. Please be patient as we repaint/update the area.)

You may choose to drop off your child across the street from the school on the east side of Treadwell. Your child will need to walk on the sidewalk to one of the designated crosswalks at the corner of Hunt Drive or Bullard where they will cross with a City of Austin crossing guard. Crossing the street illegally (not using a crosswalk) is strictly forbidden. Police will give tickets to parents for jaywalking. Double parking and/or dropping off in-between is unsafe and not allowed around the school at anytime. Please pull up to the curb areas in the correct direction.

Another area to drop off is along the side of the track on Bullard. Students may use the front sidewalk or fire lane to approach the building.

In the back parking lot, there is designated parking for parents to park and walk with their child into the building. This is NOT a drop-off area as there is poor visibility. Please don’t use a “Reserved” spot as these are designated for faculty and staff. Parents of students with special needs please talk directly with the principal for drop-off directions as we’ve done in the past.

Dismissal at End of Day 

Student safety is always the school’s number one priority. Therefore we will unite students and parents AT THE CLASSROOM.  Parents must park to retrieve their own children (and/or any others over which they have written authority to supervise after school).  Parking is available on the south end of Treadwell, the Hunt Trail parking lot and along the north side of Bullard Drive.  Please refer to the map.

Each grade level has a designated space for parents to wait near the classroom.  Teachers will give this information to you.  Students will NOT be going to other sibling’s rooms.  Parents will need to go to the each child’s classroom/designated area, give eye contact/hand off signal and then proceed to the next child’s classroom to do the same.  Students not picked up by 3:10 PM will be escorted to the office by the teacher.  Parents will need to come to the office to pickup their children if they arrive after 3:10 pm.

  • Off-Site Childcare Providers – Students who are picked up by an off-site childcare provider will be walked to the blacktop (same as last year), organized behind cones, and consistently monitored by adults.  Childcare providers’ buses will continue to park on Bullard in the designated area (as in the past), walk to the blacktop, take attendance, and then escort the students to the appropriate buses.
  • On-Site Childcare/Special Class Providers – Students attending Creative Action (our on-site childcare provider) and/or any special after-school class (such as GLO classes when they are going on) will be walked and/or sent towards the main hallway where adults will be monitoring their movement towards the cafeteria.  In the cafeteria, they will sit behind their assigned cone, have their afternoon snacks, and be consistently monitored by adults. All on-site instructors will be taking attendance and then escorting the students to their assigned classrooms.
  • WALKERS and BIKERS – If your child is planning on walking or biking home from school, a separate form needs to be completed and submitted to the office relaying the safety plan for that student.

The playground is not supervised after school.  If you choose to stay on campus with your child to use the playground equipment, you are responsible for your child.  There should be NO unsupervised students on the campus after 2:45pm.

During the day, if you need to park your car and enter the building, we recommend that you park on the south end of Treadwell, the Hunt Trail parking lot and along the north side of Bullard Drive.

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE AT ALL TIMES!!

Gullett Arrival and Dismissal Information and Forms