At Linden Hill we consider the entire instructional day to be important; therefore, we strongly discourage early dismissals. However, when you must pick-up your child early, we ask that a note be sent to school on the day of the early dismissal and be given to the classroom teacher.
If an early dismissal is necessary, you must pick-up your child before 3:15 p.m. so as not to interfere with the dismissal of all the children. Therefore, unless it is an emergency, any parent who comes to the office seeking to transport their child home after 3:15 p.m. will be asked to wait to receive their child until the general dismissal of the entire school takes place.
When you come to school to pick-up your child, you must have your picture ID. Please ring the bell to enter our Main Office and notify them of the reason for your visit. The office will notify the teacher to dismiss your child. If a person other than the child’s parent/guardian is picking up the child, please send a note including this information even if the person is an emergency contact and have that person bring proper identification.
**NO STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED TO ANY PERSON WITHOUT PROPER ID and/or BEING LISTED AS AN EMERGENCY CONTACT.For the safety of our students, early dismissals are not permitted after 3:15.Regular dismissal begins at 3:45 and ends at 4:05.If your child is not picked up by 4:10, our office will make reasonable efforts to contact someone from the Emergency List.If no response is received, the Division of Family Services and/or the New Castle County Police Department non-emergency line will be contacted.