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Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival Procedures

  • In the morning, your child rides their regular bus to their home school.
  • CCL arrival time is 9:40 a.m.
  • Upon arrival at the home school, the CCL students board the CCL bus to be transported to the CCL.
  • Parents may drop their children directly off at the CCL Campus in the mornings.
  • Students should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of the school day. With the front door locking systems, the doors will only be unlocked for 15 minutes before school begins.

Please note that there is a great deal of traffic coming into and leaving the CCL parking lots at pick-up time. If at all possible, please allow your children to ride the bus back to their home school.

Dismissal Procedures

  • CCL dismissal time is at 4:20 p.m.
  • Based on parent's instructions, students may be bused directly back to their homes, back to their home schools, back to home school for Adventure Club, or they may be picked up at the CCL.
  • We do not offer an inside pick-up option due to the large size of our student body and congestion in our parking lot. Inside pick-up is only an option if parents have an appointment in the building or students need to leave early on a particular day because of an appointment.
  • If you need to pick up your child in the last half hour, please park at Bethesda and walk over to CCL to sign out your child. If you arrive during our dismissal time, we will ask you to wait to sign-out your child until after dismissal is over. Our dismissal procedures begin 10 minutes before the end of the school day.
  • If you plan to pick up your child every week at the CCL, your child will be dismissed as a "Parent Pick -Up."
  • If you plan to change your student's dismissal for the day, please bring or send a note to CCL on the day of the change.
  • This note may be given to your child's teacher who will, in turn, bring the note to the main office. You may also email the CCL secretaries with a change for the day or call the office prior to 1:00 p.m. at 636-891-6550.
  • Please keep in mind that the Transportation department requires a 3-day notice prior to bussing a student directly home.
  • When picking up your child as a "Parent Pick-up," please become part of the pick-up "loop."
  • The loop forms along the north covered sidewalk and will require the person who is picking up to drive on the "wrong side" side of the parking lot, and go around the parking circle the "wrong way."
  • We will have your child walk out at dismissal time, and a teacher will assist your child in your car.
  • Please display an 8 1/2" by 11" card with your child's last name on it in the front window of the car, as it is a great help.

In the event of a transportation problem during CCL school hours, please call the front office at 636-891-6550. In the event of a transportation concern after CCL offices close (5:00 p.m.), please call the district Transportation Department at 636-733-8500.

Please watch this short video to see our pathways for drop-off and pickup

Inclement Weather Policy

  • If your child is in attendance at the CCL when the District cancels school due to inclement weather, your child will be transported back to his/her home school to ride their regular bus home.
  • Please note that CCL is the first school dismissed, so the CCL bus can arrive at the home schools before the home schools are ready to dismiss their students. (If your child attends a private school or is home-schooled, we will notify you immediately so that you can pick up your child.)