Getting to School
Students cannot be dropped off until 8:55 a.m. Students should report directly to class in the morning. By the second bell at 9:10 a.m., students should be in their classrooms. Please let us know how your child will be arriving to, and dismissing from, school each day using our Transportation Form.
Students who are walking to school should plan to arrive at door #1. Walkers should arrive no earlier than 8:55 am. Students will be escorted into the building from these locations. Students are dismissed from doors #4 & #5 (our back doors). All entrances are clearly marked. Establishing a regular location to meet your child is the best way to prevent anxiety and ensure a safe trip home daily.
Kiss & Ride
If you live close enough to walk, we encourage this practice to help us reduce our morning and afternoon traffic. If you would like to drop off and pick up your child(ren), please complete the Kiss & Ride form to sign up for a Kiss & Ride number. Once your family has been assigned a Kiss & Ride number, the K&R card will be placed in your child's teacher's mailbox to go home with your child on their first in-person day of school. Kiss & Ride students arrive on the side of the school, but will enter through door #1. Students are dismissed from the cafeteria daily through door #9.
Please note that Kindergarten students must be met by an adult in the afternoon at the bus stop. Kindergarten students will not be allowed to exit the bus without an adult to meet them. Should your kindergarten student not be met by an adult, they will be returned to the school and will need to be picked up. If your kindergarten child is a bus rider, they will have a piece of yellow tape placed on their backpack strap to let everyone know that they are in kindergarten and need to be met by an adult. Please do not remove this tape, as we use this as a safety precaution.
To assist with keeping families notified about bus tracking locations, FCPS has developed a "Here Comes The Bus" mobile app.
We take the safety and security of our students very seriously at Stratford Landing. FCPS policy requires us to monitor every adult that enters the building. Because of this, we cannot allow parents to walk their students to classrooms. We do make one exception to this rule for students on the first day of school only. Please know that we recognize that this special time is sometimes harder for parents than it is for the students. We encourage you to let your child try entering the building on their own on the first day of school. Any parents in the building on the first week of school need to exit the building by 9:10 am so that we can begin to establish our classroom routines. We appreciate your support.