School begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m. Please make sure your child is at school and in his/her classroom when the tardy bell rings at 7:55 a.m. Students may enter the building as early as 7:25a.m. Breakfast is served from 7:25-7:45 a.m. At the end of the day please make sure your child is promptly picked up at 3:05 p.m. Canyon ISD does offer an after school care program called Canyon ISD Kids from 3:05-6:00 p.m., Monday thur Friday. Please see the link on the main Gene Howe webpage.
Drop off and Pick up locations will be as follows:
Students will be picked up and dropped off from the East side of the building. Please enter the driveway from the north and exit the south. Please refrain from pulling through the teacher parking lot. Your child will be released from the sidewalk area only. No students will be allowed to walk across the driveway during the dismissal times. This creates a potential safety concern and will not be allowed. Please remember, we must always put safety first.
Students may be dropped off at the front entrance no earlier than 7:25 a.m. It is a safety hazard for students to be left alone in the dark before the doors are unlocked at 7:25 a.m. Please make sure that your student is ready to exit the car when you pull up to the front doors, we cannot have traffic backed up into the street waiting on students to exit vehicles. If your child is not ready to exit please park in one of the visitors spots and help your child safely enter the school. Please do not park in the handicapped parking spots. We have special needs students and staff members who utilize the handicapped spots on a daily basis. There are several staff member designated spots at the front of the school as well, please refrain from parking in those spots even for a few minutes, as we have staff members arriving at various times during the morning.
Students will be picked up on the North West side of the building in designated areas. There is no parking in the bus lane. This area is specifically designed for buses and daycare vans.