If early dismissal is necessary, the parent needs to notify the office explaining the time and the reason for early dismissal.  Parents needing to pick up their child early should come to the office and sign them out.  At this time, the office personnel will call for the child to come to the office. Students returning later in the day should report to the office before returning to the classroom.  Students may not leave the building or school grounds before the close of school unless approval is granted from the office. Parents/guardians must be on the student’s contact list or they will not be allowed to leave with the student.  For the safety of our students, please have your photo I.D. available when you come to the office to pick up your student.  Students are to ask teachers for make-up assignments after an absence.


    Students will be sent home as the parent indicated on the transportation form during registration. If you need to change the way your child goes home, you must notify the office by 1:45 p.m. that day in writing or by a phone call. Students will not be sent home an alternate way without written or verbal permission from the parent to the office staffOnce the dismissal process begins at 2:30 p.m., we will not interrupt the flow.  If you want to pick your child up earlier than the time frame spelled out, you will need to do so prior to the designated time.

    To ensure your child’s safety, we do not dismiss students to anyone who is not listed on the census form completed at registration (student contact list). It is important to keep the school office personnel informed of changes that need to be updated in the student’s file. 

    Dismissal is a procedural process and will need to be followed to ensure the safety of all of our students.  Please help us out by following the procedures and guidelines set forth.  In order for the process to work effectively, efficiently, and fairly, we need everyone to do their part to comply.

    When are car riders dismissed?

    At 2:35, the “car riders” will start being dismissed to the gym and from classrooms as names are scanned in our KIDAccount dismissal system..   In order for your child’s name to be called, drivers must be able to present school personnel with the correct KIDAccount card for dismissing students.  Vehicles without the correct card, will have to report to the office.         


    Where do I get the cards that are required for car rider pick up?

    Parents of new students will be given cards at the beginning of the year.  Once  your student has a card, it can be maintained for the course of their enrollment at Pioneer Trail. You may request additional cards from the office if necessary for your family situation. You must have the card with you as part of the pick up process.  Students will not be called out without the card.  This is strictly for safety measures.  Replacement cards and/or additional cards are $2.00 each.

    What is the procedure for picking my student up as a car rider?

    From Pioneer Trail Drive, you will turn onto Wilderness Court.  Please do not block the driveway entrances to Conestoga Quarters - the two areas marked with yellow stripes must stay open at all times for emergency purposes. Three lines will need to start forming along the side of the school (gymnasium side).  There will be an orange cone at the beginning spot for each line. When you are in the car line to pick up your student, a staff member will come to your car to identify the student needed.    If you are picking up more than one child, you will have more than one card.  **ONE CARD PER CHILD. **                                                                                    

    If my student attends YMCA After School Care, what is the earliest that I pick them up from the cafeteria?  

    You will be allowed to pick up students from YCare beginning at  2:45 P.M.  YMCA staff will supervise students in the cafeteria and other designated areas of the school until parents or guardians are able to pick up students.  YMCA Staff will have parents sign out students each evening. 

     If you need your student to leave earlier, be sure to contact the office by 1:45 to let them know your student should be a car-rider, and you can then pick them up in the car-rider line at dismissal time.

    When are bus riders and walkers dismissed? 

    At approx. 2:40 p.m., the bus riders and  walkers will be dismissed.   

    Walkers will be supervised crossing the street to go down the hill towards Apache Flats and another group will walk up the hill towards the roundabout.  A teacher/safety patrol member will supervise them to the edge of the school property.   Students walking should truly be walkers.  Vehicles will not be allowed to park alongside Paradigm to pick students up.  If a child is being picked up in a vehicle, the process of the car rider line needs to be followed. 

    Can I get my child off the bus during the loading/dismissal process? 

    Not unless it is an extreme case.  Attempting to retrieve a student off the bus at the last minute is confusing to the child, the bus driver,  and often the staff supervising the buses. If you want your child to be a car rider instead of a bus rider please call the office by 1:45 p.m., and we will let the teacher and student know in advance. 

    What is the latest time that I can pick my child up after school?

    At 2:55 p.m. any “car riders” who have not been picked up on time will be brought to the office, and parents will be contacted to pick them up. It is expected that students will have departed from school grounds by 3:00 p.m. Exceptions to this may be those students involved in YMCA After School Care or activities under the direct supervision of a sponsor or teacher.  The principal will contact the parents of any students who are repeatedly late being picked up from school.