School Dismissal at Brentwood Elementary
School Dismissal at Brentwood Elementary
Rochelle Clark
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Dismissal is a very busy time of day at Brentwood.  This is the time that a lot of parents are stopping in the office or calling with questions.  This is the time of day that teachers are trying to get the last bits of their lessons taught for the day.  This is the time of day that principals and safety officers at our school strive to make the end of the day more efficient and safe.

It is important for parents to communicate the way in which their child should go home from school with their child's teacher.  While one consistent way home from school every day for every student is sometimes impossible, we do ask that you keep your schedule as uniform as you can to help both your child and your child's teacher.  IF you need to change your child's dismissal plan the best way to notify the teacher of this change is by sending a dated and signed letter to them in your child's homework folder.  In the case of an emergency dismissal change for your child please call the main office at 317-839-4802 no later than 3 p.m. to ensure the message has time to reach your child's teacher.  We ask that you DO NOT send emails to teachers during the day asking to change your child's dismissal plan for THAT day as teachers are very busy during the school day and may not have time to check their email before dismissal.

Another safety precaution that we have implemented this year pertains to our walking students.  We ask parents who meet their children who are walking students in one of two locations.  If you live in the walking district in front of Brentwood Elementary (Oliver Avenue area) please meet your child at the intersection of Oliver Avenue and Brentwood Drive, by the crosswalk.  If you live in the walking district behind Brentwood Elementary (Hancook Road area) please meet your walking student on the blacktop by the playground with the basketball hoop.  This will offer free-flow exit for our car riding students who must exit out our front doors.

Starting August 15th we will be putting into motion our Car Rider Number Sign system for pick-up.  Letters with information from Mrs. Walker, our principal, have gone home with all students.  If you did not receive a letter please contact your child's teacher or the front office to have one sent home with your child.  Every car riding family must sign up for a Car Rider number that will be unique to your student(s) to ensure that dismissal for our Car Riding Students can operate at the highest level of security.

Thank you for being so understanding as we strive to make Brentwood's dismissal process even more efficient than it already was!  Without you this would not be possible.  Please email Ms. Clark in the office if you have any questions at or call the office at 317-839-4802.

Brentwood's school hours are 8:50 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Bus information for students signed up for transportation services is now available in PowerSchool, in your child's account, under Student Information - Grades & Attendance. You can also download Here Comes the Bus app for FREE this year!  Once you download it, use our corporation ID #82021 and your student's ID number found in PowerSchool.  This app will give you a real-time image of where the bus is, both coming home and going to school.