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James I Dawson Elementary
(256) 428-7500   |   
(256) 428-7501   |   
5308 Mastin Lake Road

Safety Message

Hello Parents, Guardians, and Stakeholders,

With the start of the new 2022-2023 school year, we would like to inform you of the safety procedures our school has in place to ensure the safety of all our students and staff. 

  1. ALL visitors MUST sign in with the front office staff through the front door before entering the school building.
  2. ALL visitors MUST wear their visitors badge at all times that they are present in the building.
  3. Car-riders are only allowed to pick up in the car-rider line! No parents should park in the parking lot to pick up their child during the times of 1:55pm-3:00pm unless meeting with a member of school staff. 
  4. Checkouts and changes on how your child goes home will end at 2:00pm.
  5. Students who are WALKERS will leave our building at 2:30pm, please keep this in mind when coming down roads near our school. Please watch for our babies and drive safely!
  6. ONLY BUS/VAN RIDERS dismiss from the side door of our building during dismissal. Parents picking up students from the building should join the carline in the front to pick up their child!
  7. School staff are at the building from roughly 7:30am-4:00pm. 
  8. ALL parents and guardians should be connected to HCS phone calls and Blackboard for important announcements. If you do not receive these calls, please contact the front office to update your information! You WILL receive a call to inform you if school is delayed or canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
  9. Pre-K students ONLY are allowed to be picked up at the side door during their designated hours. Your teacher will inform you of this information.

We value the safety our students and staff and appreciate you for helping with protecting our students and staff! We are excited to get this year started together.