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Millbrook Elementary - Silver and Gold State Award Winners!!!
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As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Aiken County Public Schools, and welcome to acpsd.net!
Early Dismissals
Please send a note to the teacher to give advanced notice of any appointments that will require early checkout of your child. No student will be dismissed from school except at scheduled times unless written request is sent, and the parent comes to the school office for the child. Please be certain to limit this to absolute emergencies.† All students must be signed out in the office by a parent, guardian, or adult listed on the registration card and show a photo I.D. Name MUST be on card, the office staff will not make calls for persons not listed on card. To ensure the safety of our students, we ask that all adults signing in to the school or signing out a student be prepared to show picture I.D. to the office personnel. You will be unable to sign your child out of school after 1:45 pm due to dismissal procedures. Also, please remember that the front drive way is reserved for buses only from 1:50 to 3:00.

Car Riders
Car riders enter the building through the carpool entrance. Late arrivals must report to the office for a tardy slip before being admitted to the classroom. Faculty and staff are stationed throughout the school to ensure that your child reaches his/her room in a timely and safe manner. Parents must use the car line area AT THE REAR OF THE BUILDING to drop off and pick up students. Do not use the cafeteria parking lot; this lot is reserved for staff and K4 drop off/pick up.

***The back car line gate will be locked until
2:15 pm. This new procedure will further ensure the safety of our students.***



Walkers
All walkers must live within 1.5 miles of the school. There will be no front walkers unless the parent works at Kennedy or South Aiken, or lives within the 1.5 mile distance. Parents need to contact the Assistant Principal if a student walks to or from school.

If approved, the student will be given a walker pass, and the person that receives that student will have to show his/her pass as well for K through 2nd grade students. The safety of our students crossing Pine Log Road is of great importance. We appreciate your cooperation.
Please note Millbrook Elementary students are not allowed to be dropped off or picked up in the Millbrook Baptist Church Parking lot for any reason.
Transportation Procedures
A signed and dated note must be sent to school with the student if a change is made on how he/she is to get home from school. No transportation changes will be taken over the phone. A note may be faxed at 641-2449 with a parentís signature. Please call to be sure the fax was received. This is for the protection of your children.
  1. Bus
Bus transportation is provided for any student living 1.5 miles or more from our school. Riding the bus is a privilege. If the rules are not followed, it is a privilege that can be revoked. If you have any concerns you may reach the transportation office @: 803-641-2507.
Some examples of misbehavior on the bus are:
  • Standing/moving when the bus is in motion.
  • Putting head or arms outside the window.
  • Horse playing or fighting.
  • Making unusually loud noises.
  • Using profanity or making obscene gestures.
  • Throwing litter on the floor of the bus.
  • Eating or drinking on the bus.
  • Damaging bus property.
  • If your student is returned by the bus more than two times due to failure of parent/guardian being present at the assigned bus stop, ††the student will receive suspension from the bus for the remainder of the semester. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The standard consequences for breaking rules are:
First Offense: ††††††††††††† Written warning
Second Offense: †††††††† 3 days off bus
Third Offense: ††††††††††††††††††††††† 6 days off bus
Fourth Offense:†††††††††† ††† ††††††† 10 days off bus
Fifth Offense:†††††††† †††† Off the bus for the remainder of the year.
††††††††††††††† STUDENTS MAY ONLY RIDE ON THEIR ASSIGNED BUS TO AND FROM SCHOOL. TRANSPORTATION WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT LETTERS FROM PARENTS/GUARDIANS GRANTING THE STUDENT PERMISSION TO RIDE ON A DIFFERENT BUS.

Car Line
Drop off and pick up procedures.
Please help ensure a safe and orderly dismissal from school each day by the following guidelines:
***Drivers are to display their childrenís names and grades on their visor.***
  • The front drive is to be used ONLY for teacher parking and buses in the mornings and afternoons.
  • The front drive is the designated area for loading and unloading buses in the morning and afternoon.
  • Students who depart in cars are dismissed at 2:15 each regular school day.
  • Students will be dismissed to designated grade level areas. Students will wait there until their names are called.
  • Vehicles will enter the boarding area carefully and fill two lanes.
  • When both lanes of traffic are stopped, the teacher will signal those students whose ride is in the loading zone to proceed to their cars.
  • Do not leave your vehicle to escort your child; teachers will assist your child in the safest manner possible.
  • When the vehicles in both lanes of the loading zone are loaded, the teacher on duty will signal for one lane of vehicles to leave. The signal will then be given for the other lane to follow.
  • If your child does not come to your vehicle, do not leave your car, but signal to the teacher on duty.
  • This procedure will be followed until all children have boarded their vehicles safely.
  • Please use the appropriate entrance and exit off Henry Street. Parking on Henry Street and Waites Street is prohibited because of many children who walk home and need to walk on the shoulders of these streets.


Important Reminders
  • Never leave your parked vehicle in the lanes of traffic.
  • Never instruct your child to board your vehicle anywhere except in the boarding area.
  • Car riders may be picked up only in the carpool area.

Dismissal Procedure During Emergency or†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Inclement Weather Situations.
In case of extreme weather conditions (hurricane, tornado, ice or snow), school may be opened late, dismissed early or canceled. ACPSD has adopted the ALERT NOW Notification System which will call your home with a message providing information about school closings due to inclement weather or other school emergencies. The superintendent of schools checks closely with the weather station and then individual schools are notified. Listen to the local radio and TV stations for information regarding emergency school closings/dismissal. They will carry all needed information as soon as a decision has been made. Do not call the school. Our lines need to be open for emergency information. Also, all emergency information will be denoted on the district and school website.

School bus routes are not adjusted to accommodate early dismissals and/or school closings. Therefore, buses will complete normal routes delivering students to their usual destinations (bus stops).
*Please remember that in emergency situations when school closes early, your child must know what you expect him/her to do. Be certain you discuss your plan of action so your child knows what to do. A note must be written for any change in transportation.

Attendance
Each student enrolled in Aiken County Schools shall be expected to attend school regularly for 180 days of the school year. Any absence shall require a note from a parent or guardian when the student returns to school. Notes from parents will be kept on file for the duration of the school year. The note is to specify the following: studentís name, parentís signature, date(s) of absence, date the note is written, reason for absence, and parentís daytime phone number. Failure to submit notes for absences within 5 school days will result in the absence being marked unlawful.† Family vacations and trips during the school year will be considered unlawful absences unless there is specific educational purpose recognized by the principal as a lawful absence. Approval by the principal must be made in advance of the trip. Any student who misses more than ten (10) days will be required to have a statement from a physician before additional absences due to illness will be excused.† All absences, whether lawful or unlawful, are charged against the maximum allowed. Students are recognized each nine weeks for perfect attendance. Students with any tardy violations or early dismissals will be excluded from the award.
Tardiness
Students arriving after the 7:35 bell are tardy and must report to the attendance area before going to their classrooms.† Please consider unexpected traffic in the morning and have your child arrive before the 7:30 bell.† This is especially important during inclement weather as traffic becomes congested very early.† Parents will be required to come for a conference if excessive tardies occur.