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Updated Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

January 17, 2018

Dear Harrison Parents:

In order to better serve all families and ensure student confidentiality, there are three updated
procedures that will take effect January 22, 2018. The three procedures, outlined below, are
necessary to preserve instructional time and protect our students during arrival and dismissal.

During morning arrival, 8:30am – 9:00am, we ask that parents utilize parent loop to drop off
students. If necessary, parents may walk their children into the front lobby; however, to protect
instructional time and ensure student confidentiality, parents will no longer be permitted to freely
visit classrooms between 8:30 and 9:00am. If a parent meeting is desired, parents must make an
appointment with the teacher. Please be reminded all visitors must secure a visitor’s badge from
the main office prior to visiting classrooms for scheduled meetings.

In reference to afternoon dismissal procedures, please be advised of the two following updates. If
there is a change in your child’s afternoon transportation plan (i.e. parent loop instead of the bus,
bus instead of parent loop), we ask that parents contact the office prior to 3:00pm. This will give
the office staff sufficient time to notify your child’s teacher of the change. In addition, to ensure
we are able to serve all families, students will no longer be called to the office for dismissal after
3:15pm. All parents who arrive after 3:15 are asked to wait in the parent loop line for their children
to be dismissed at 3:30.

We appreciate your partnership and understanding as we work to update procedures that preserve
meaningful instructional time and enhance student safety. If you should have questions please feel
free to contact the main office.

Christopher Scruggs

Preschool Program for At-Risk Four Year-Old Children


2018 – 2019 School Year

 Please complete an application to be considered for this program supported through a Virginia General Assembly Grant.  Applications may be obtained from the elementary schools, the School Board Office, or on the Prince George County Schools website under Virginia Preschool Initiative.  http://www.pgs.k12.va.us/va_preschool_initiative

 Children are selected and invited to attend based on the completed application and meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Family income at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines
  2. Homelessness
  3. Student’s parents or guardians did not complete high school
  4. Family income is below 350 percent of federal poverty guidelines for students with special needs or disabilities.

For any questions please call Angela Mitchell, 804-733-2700.

Student Illness Guidelines

The health and safety of our students is our priority.  It is for this reason that Prince George County Schools is providing some important information regarding communicable diseases.  This time of year, there are many illness that may become present including, but not limited to:

  • Common cold, coughs, and sore throats
  • Flu, or flu-like illness
  • Viral gastroenteritis such as Norovirus
  • Enterovirus

Please read the document below for more information.

 Parent and Staff Illness Information Letter 2017-2018.pdf 

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