School Hours & Attendance

School Hours

Doors open for students each day at 7:15

The school day begins at 7:45 every day.  Students are considered tardy after this time and must be signed in to the office.  

School dismisses at 3:10 each day except on Wednesdays.  On Wednesdays, students dismiss at 1:50.  

All students are expected to dismiss within 30 minutes of dismissal time.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off

K-1st and their siblings arrive and dismiss at the front of the school.

2nd-5th arrive and dismiss at the southwest door.  

All building visitors must go through a background check with our office staff or School Safety Officer before being allowed to access the building.  Please bring a government issued identification card for this.  

Please do not park on the nearby side streets or at the Brookhaven apartments and have your child walk to or from your car.  

If you need to change your child’s mode of transportation, please notify the office before 2:45 p.m.

Lunch Schedule















Check Out/ In Procedures

Students arriving late or leaving early must check in/out through school personnel located in the front office. Parents picking up their child during the school day are required to come into the front office to sign the student out and must show photo identification. Parents are discouraged from checking students out of school for non-medical reasons. (i.e. lunches, haircuts, etc…) Students will not be allowed to check out from school with ANY PERSON that is not listed on their EMERGENCY/PROFILE CARD. Any student arriving at school later than 7:45 a.m. must be checked in by a parent or legal guardian in the front office. Check-outs during school hours will require a photo I.D. 


Attendance at school is important for successful academic progress. Regular attendance is also required by Arkansas State Law 6-18-221. It is important for students to be at school each day and on time.

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act attendance will play an integral part of each student’s educational performance. The new law defines absenteeism in 3 risk categories:

  • Low Risk- a student that misses less than 5% of days enrolled. Each school year is 178 days which translates to 0-9 days a year total.

  • Moderate Risk is a student that misses 5% to 10% of the days enrolled. That translates to 10-18 days absent per year.

  • High risk or chronic is a student that misses more than 10% of the days enrolled. That translates to more that 18 days per year absent.

Our goal here at George Elementary is to have all students remain in the low risk category. We do understand that children get sick periodically. Please provide a doctor’s note any time your student is absent.