• Pick Up & Dismissal Procedures

    All morning Pre-Kindergarten students will dismiss from school (bus riders and pick-ups) at 11:30 a.m. through the doors near the beginning of the parent drop-off loop. Parents and guardians picking up students are to park in the visitors’ parking lot and sign-out students with Pre-Kindergarten staff. Please be prepared to show identification. 

    Afternoon dismissal begins at 3:30 p.m. When school dismisses a half day, morning PreKindergarten students depart school at 10:15 a.m. Kindergarteners through 2nd​ ​grade students depart school at 1:00 p.m. There is no afternoon Pre-Kindergarten on half days of school. Students will be transitioning to “bus rooms” this year and then being walked to their buses. 

    Parents picking up students may enter the school by the gymnasium entrance after the 3:20 p.m. bell rings. They are to line up in a designated area in the hallway.  At 3:30 p.m., staff will report to this area with sign-out sheets. Please be prepared to show identification. Parents and guardians are not allowed to go to the classroom during this time. N​o pick-ups are done in the main office after 3:15 p.m., unless you are signing out a student who is in the nurse’s office. ​Office dismissals are for early dismissals with p​rior written notice only. ​ Children dismissed before the official end of school may be marked as an afternoon tardy. Any students being picked up on a permanent basis must have a note on file in the office. Please note that students attending after school programs such as Park & Recreation must also submit a permission note to the office stating the beginning and ending date of the program. 

    This year Centreville Elementary School will also have a before and after school care program. Please contact the school directly or check out the school website for information. 

    Finally, QACPS has an Opt Out of transportation program for those students who will be an everyday pick up.