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For planned absences you are aware of in advance, please print, complete, and submit the form below to the school's front office for approval.
  • Students should arrive between 7:30-8:00 AM at Entrance 1.

Elementary School
  • Students should arrive between 7:30–8:00 AM at Entrances 3, 7 or 8.

Intermediate School/Middle School
  • Students should arrive between 7:30-7:50 AM at Entrances 3, 7 or 8.

High School
  • Students should arrive between 7:25–7:45 AM at the front entrance of the high school.
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Lower School
  • Dismissal will be in car rider line each day at Entrances 1, 2, 3, 7 or 8 depending on the grade of your children.
  • The following dismissal schedule will be followed:
    • 2:35 PM – PreK at Entrance 1
    • 2:35 PM - K and 1st grade at Entrances 7 and 8
    • 2:45 PM – 2nd, 3rd and 4th  grade at Entrances 7 and 8
    • 2:50 PM – 5th-6th grade at Entrance 3
    • 2:55 PM – 7th-8th grade at Entrance 2
  • If a family has students in multiple grade levels, please plan to pick up all of the students at the latest time according to the schedule.
  • If you are unable to pick up your child(ren) at their scheduled dismissal time, please make a reservation for them to attend After Care at aftercare@gcalions.com or by calling (615) 591-3017 as soon as possible, or by 12:00 PM the day before.

High School
  • Students are dismissed at 2:45 PM. High school students may stay for teacher office hours from 2:45-3:15 PM.