Arrival/Dismissal Plan for 2022-23

Morning Transportation

Arrival time is from 7:00-7:25

School Bus


This is the recommended form of transportation. 

Drop off time is from 7:00-7:30

Please keep the bus lane completely clear and yield to all busses.  

Children who ride the bus are:

 We encourage all families to utilize this free service!

Car Rider Loop

Drop off time is from 7:00-7:25

Approximately 75-100 cars go through the line each morning.  To make this go as quickly and smoothly as possible, here are some guidelines for the Car Rider Loop.  

Please help us keep your children and all children in the loop safe.

Afternoon Dismissal
(Walkers and Parent Pick-up)

Dismissal begins at 2:05 pm

No children will be dismissed between 1:45-2:05.
For safety reasons, parents/guardians will not be allowed to pick up their child(ren) during the last 20 minutes of school per Hampton City Schools’ policy. 

Around 250 children are picked up each afternoon by their parents.  The safety of our children during this process is important to all staff members.  Therefore, procedures have been established that must be followed by all parents.

Parent Pick-up 

We highly recommend that children ride their designated buses.  Please check your child's bus stop on the Hampton City Schools Transportation website.  

If you choose to pick up your children each day in the parent car rider loop, please follow the above procedures.  


Walkers are students who live within a half-mile of the school. Parents can meet their walkers at two designated locations: the Northampton crosswalk or at the Forrest Field sign going toward Hampstead Heath. 

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