Information for Back to School
August 24, 202
First Day of School: August 30
The first day of school is next Monday, August 30. We can’t wait to see you! The school day begins at 8:45 a.m. for all students. Drop-off begins at 8:15 a.m.
In lower school, students are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Middle school students are dismissed at 4:00 p.m.
On Wednesdays, students are dismissed at 12:30 p.m. in lower school and 12:45 p.m. in middle school.
We’re offering an enrichment program every Wednesday, starting at 1:00 p.m.; registration is required. Please email Shannon Smith at email@example.com if you have not yet registered.
Before the first day of school . . .
A safe and healthy return to the school building requires all of us to understand and follow the rules.
Health & Safety 101
Here are two basic requirements for everyone visiting campus:
- Wear a mask (ages two and older).
- Pass the health screening found in the CMI Screening app. Download the app for Android or Apple devices.
Learn about all the ways we’ll be working together to keep our community safe, and find checklists for the return to school, in the Back-to-School Guide: Protocols for Health & Safety.
To Do: Code of Conduct
All families must read and sign an “In-person Code of Conduct,” which outlines our commitment to the Creative Minds community and what we are asking of you as we work to keep our community safe and healthy.
Driving & Parking on Campus
The Armed Forces Retirement Home regulates driving and parking on campus, and it’s mandatory that we all follow the rules:
If you’re talking on your phone while driving on campus, you must use a hands-free device.
- Park ONLY in Lot 5.
- DO NOT park in the carpool lane, not even for a minute to walk your child into school.
- DO NOT park or stand in Lot 2 (the lot closest to the play space).
- DO NOT park in residents’ spaces, assigned parking spaces, or the lot for Lincoln’s Cottage.
Families may be ticketed, or even have privileges revoked, by the AFRH for driving and parking infractions; Creative Minds has no authority to overturn AFRH decisions.
Breakfast and lunch at school are free for all students, regardless of family income. Sign up here.