Mowrie A. Ebner Elementary School

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Arrival and Dismissal

Our regular school day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m.  Students’ arrival time on buses is approximately between 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. in the front of the building.  Students who are transported by parents should not arrive before 9:00 a.m. unless students are being dropped off for breakfast, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in our cafeteria.  All walkers and private transport cars should drop off at the Kiss and Go location (no parking zone) in the back of the building. 

We ask that you please remain in your car, proceed to the drop off zone, and say goodbye to your student(s).  We will have staff members as well as parent volunteers available on site to greet you at your car and open the car door so that traffic along Hillside can keep moving.  The Kiss and Go Zone is clearly marked by a yellow line indicating that no parking is allowed.  We ask that you please follow the yellow line the whole way around the building allowing for us to unload as many cars as possible.  We understand that Hillside is very crowded in the morning.  We ask that for students’ safety, they do not exit the car on Hillside Avenue, as there are not sidewalks for students to walk to their appropriate entrance.  Additionally, we are discouraging students from running down the hill in the back of the building for this same reason.  

Walkers and private transport students should enter the building through their designated doors at the back of building as indicated on the “Arrival and Dismissal Procedure Map” (hard copy found in office).  Kindergarten, first and second grade students will utilize the main doors at the back of the building, third and fourth will enter in doors 8 and 9, and fifth and sixth grade will use doors 9 and 10.  All doors are clearly marked for students.  It is important for children to walk to their classrooms and handle morning responsibilities by themselves so we are asking parents to say goodbye at the Kiss and Go location.  There are school personnel and safety patrols available, if needed. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE ANY EARLIER THAN 3:10 P.M. FOR DISMISSAL. 

If you have any questions or concerns with transportation, please call: (814) 946-8220.
Bell Schedule
  Start Time End Time Length
Arrival 9:00 AM 9:10 AM 10 min
Class Begins 9:10 AM
Pack Up Bell 3:15 PM
Walkers Dismissed 3:20 PM
Private Transport 3:22 PM
Buses & Vans 3:20 PM 3:35 PM 15 min