School Hours and Procedures

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:31pm

Arrival and Dismissal…We are working hard each day to improve our arrival and dismissal process but we need your help to make arrival and dismissal a smooth transition.  We are asking the following from our BWES community in order to ensure safety of all:


  • Please keep a safe speed that is posted when entering and exiting Blue Heron Lane.We have a number of staff members with orange and yellow vests helping with the flow of traffic.We also have families who utilize the crosswalks with their children.
  • Continue to follow the direction from BWES staff on how to proceed through the car loop lane.
  • Thank you in advance for your continued patience.We know some of our families arrive early to pick-up at dismissal time.Please remain in the order of your arrival.If you have something planned (ex. Doctor’s appointment), please park your vehicle and go into the building to ask for an early dismissal.
  • We are asking that you NOT make U-turns in the middle of Blue Heron Lane or the car loop to get out of the traffic.We ask that you continue through the car loop so that we not impede the flow of traffic.
  • We ask that you DO NOT park along Blue Heron Lane.The road is narrow and the flow of cars and busses become congested when car are parked.
  • We ask that you DO NOT get out of your car during arrival or dismissal.This will help move traffic along smoothly.If you need to come into the building, we ask that you park your car.


We would like to thank all families for your patience during arrival and dismissal.We are trying hard each day to improve this process.We understand your frustration, but there are multiple factors that are taken into consideration.We ask that you “Choose Civility” when interacting with our awesome staff.

Early Dismissals…In order to minimize disruptions to the classroom, the early release of students should be limited to emergency situations and unavoidable circumstances. Parents are asked to avoid scheduling non-related school activities that conflict or interfere with BWES’s regular dismissal times. Students may not be released from the office after 3:00 p.m. Once dismissal starts, your child will depart as scheduled by either taking their assigned bus home or exiting the building as a walker or car rider.