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Arrival & Departure

Telra's school day starts at 8:15am and ends at 3:30pm  Our doors will open at 7:55 am.


Telra 2022-23 School Calendar

7:50am – Cars allowed to enter drop-off line. 
7:55-8:00am – Morning car line unloading begins; walkers may arrive. 
8:15am – Morning bell - Arrivals after this time must park and sign in tardy.  
2:30pm – Dismissal changes cut off – no changes accepted after this time. 
2:45pm – Latest time for early dismissal.  
3:25pm – Cars allowed to enter pick-up line. 
3:30pm – Afternoon bell. 
3:35-3:40pm – Students begin exiting for car line, buses, vans, walkers, and after school care.

3:55pm – End of car line. 


BSC - Before School Care

  • Families dropping off for Before School Care can stop in the curve and approach the walker entrance (located at the gym - to the right of the main entrance and flag pole.) The parking lot is open only for staff and Before School care between 7:00-7:50am

  • Children will be provided a breakfast. You can sign up for BSC here.

Telra parking lot at McKee Rd.

The map below shows how traffic flows during arrival and dismissal times.

Car line time restrictions – Cars will not be allowed to enter the property for car line before 7:50am in the morning or before 3:25pm in the afternoon.


The car line blocks access to our building which we need to keep open for staff, before care, and early dismissals. If you arrive early, you will be turned away. Please do not try to circumvent this by queuing up on the road or in the church parking lot. 

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Car Line

One way flow.

  • Please note that the main entrance to the school is on the west end of campus from the road that runs between the Baptist church and St. Francis church.

  • We have two driveways directly on McKee Rd – one for buses only and one is exit only. Do not try to enter these driveways. 


Three-lane drop zone with driver side entry/exit.

  • Our car line queue expands to 3 lanes, and we’ll use all 3 for drop off and pick up.

  • The near lane loads/unloads first, then after it empties, the 2nd lane goes, and after that, the far lane. 

Access is from the LEFT side of the car.

  • Please make sure your children are ready to load/unload from the driver’s side. If you must access from the passenger side, be sure to take lane 3 (furthest to the right)

  • Parents should stay in the car.


If you are in the middle or far lane, please keep your children in the car until a staff member approaches to open your door.

If you need to help your child settle into a car seat, wait until you can pull forward around the curve and then off to the side. 


  • Walkers will use the west side GYM entrance, indicated in the map above. The gym door is to the right of the main entrance doors and flag pole.

Late Arrival

If you arrive after 8:15am, please park in the main parking lot of the school and walk your child to the front door. The Operations team will then take your child to their classroom. Do not pull into the bus entrance at the back of the school.


Changing dismissal method 

Dismissal changes happen, plans alter and we understand that!

  • Dismissal changes can only be submitted via email to

  • Please copy your child’s homeroom / advisory teacher on your email so that they are aware of your students dismissal method.

  • Dismissal changes must be submitted by 2:30pm (at latest) on the day of dismissal. (24-hours notice is preferred.)  Changes to regular dismissal method will not be made after 2:30pm.

  • If a same day change is required, please also call front desk on 704-727-2530 to make sure the change has been received. 

Early Dismissal

Parents can sign their children out of school early, prior to 2:45pm.  From 2:45pm onwards students will not be dismissed early. Change in dismissal method also must be communicated prior to 2:30pm. See above.

If you need to collect your student from school early, please communicate this to the front desk via email, prior to arriving at school. Pick up is from the front door of the school and you must bring photo identification to sign your child out. Early dismissal finishes at 2:45pm, no exceptions. We understand that occasionally appointments need to be scheduled during school hours, however, please don’t make it a regular occurrence as this cuts into the instructional time that your child receives.


Students will be dismissed at 3:30pm. 

  • Car riders, please follow the same traffic flow of arrival. Please do not line up for afternoon pickup before 3:25pm.

    • Car tags - All cars must have their car tags hanging on the rear view mirror (or a clearly visible piece of paper on the dashboard with your family's assigned car line number, family name, and children's names​.)

  • Bus riders/van riders will be collected and taken to their bus or van.

  • Walkers will be collected and taken to the west side gym door. Parents of walkers should assemble near the gym door. A member of staff will walk students out to you.

After School Care – External Vendors 

Parents should deal directly with the external vendor. Should issues arise, parents should address concerns directly with the vendor. Parents can reach out to if the vendor is not resolving concerns.

Telra After School Care (ASC) 

Telra Institute operates its own after school care, (ASC). Please click here to sign up. ASC runs from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Students will have a quiet place to read, play games and or complete homework, as well as the gym and our outside area to run around and play in. 

When you arrive on campus please go to the walker entrance and call 980-239-0406. A member of staff will bring your child to you. 

All students must be picked up by 6pm. Families have a ‘one off’ pass when running late. If consistent late collection occurs, there will be an additional charge of $10 for the first 5 minutes and then a $1 per minute thereafter. 

Telra Institute will provide a light snack. If you require your child to have a specific snack, please send it in with your child each day. 

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