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    Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
    Supervision will begin for arriving students at 8:40 A.M. For safety reasons, car riders should not use the bus lane to bring their children to school. Use the south side entrance between 8:40 to 9:00 A.M. Please obey the parking traffic signs. Students arriving after 9:00 A.M. are considered tardy. A parent must sign a student in at the front office.

    Dismissal begins at 3:30 P.M. Children should go directly home at the end of the school day. They are not permitted to go to a friend's house unless the school has been notified in writing. All children who remain after school to participate in after school activities must have written permission from their parents.

    We ask that parents say good-bye to students in the lobby upon morning arrival. It is important that students develop independence in going to their classes.
    Delayed Opening Schedule
    When QACPS have a delayed opening due to inclement weather conditions, the delay is usually 90 minutes. This means that doors will open to students of CHES at 10:10 A.M. and school begins at 10:30 A.M. The school breakfast program will be canceled on days when delayed openings are in effect.  Field trips scheduled during the regular school day are canceled when delayed openings are in effect unless specifically stated. This will not apply to events scheduled after school.  Whenever school starts late, there will be no morning Pre-K session. P.M. Pre-K will begin on time.
    Early Closing
    If conditions warrant an early dismissal, the radio and TV stations will announce the following: "Queen Anne's County Public Schools will be closing one (or two) hours earlier than their usual closing time." In the event of a two-hour closing, afternoon Pre-K sessions wil be canceled.  Announcements are also placed on the telephone message recording at the Board of Education at 410-758-2403. You may also check the QACPS web-site at www.qacps.schoolwires.net.
    For a scheduled Early Dismissal, students begin dismissal at 1:00pm.