Dale City Elementary School Procedures

School Hours

School hours are 8:05 a.m.to 2:45 p.m. Students may arrive at school at 7:50 a.m.

If you a student arrives after 8:05 a.m. they must be signed in by a parent or guardian.

We will have some double bus runs again this year.


It is important to establish good attendance habits. Children are expected to be in school unless they are ill or have emergency situations. Whenever possible, please avoid keeping children out or removing them from school early for vacations, shopping, family outings, or appointments. We are trying to protect instructional time from interruptions and intrusions. Each time we must call a child to the office for dismissal it disrupts an entire class. Please help us by not asking for your child during school hours unless absolutely necessary.

If your child must be absent, please call the office by 7:30 a.m. on the day of the absence. A written excuse signed by a parent should be given to the teacher within two days of your child's return to school unless the absence was previously arranged. If you expect your child to be absent for more than three days in a row, please contact the teacher. Fifteen days of consecutive absences will result in the student being dropped from the attendance rolls, in accordance with state regulations.

Tardy Students

Students may not "sign themselves in" to school.Students who are tardy (arriving 8:05 a.m. or later) must be escorted to the office by a parent. Please make sure the office has any updated telephone information. We frequently encounter non-working cell phone numbers, work numbers, etc. for parents and babysitters.


If your student needs to take medicine at school the parent must bring the medicine to school and a school medical authorization form must be completed by the doctor. Forms can be obtained from the school nurse.