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Parent Handbook: Hours of Operation


Hours of Operation

School building is open: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Offices are open: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (June/July: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.) 

Teachers are on duty: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Morning carpool: 8 - 8:15 a.m. 

Students who are not registered with the extended-care program are not allowed in the school prior to 8 a.m. 

Classes begin: 8:15 a.m. students arriving after 8:20 a.m. are marked tardy. 

Pre-kindergarten students are dismissed at 11:45 a.m. 

Kindergarten through fifth grade students are dismissed at 2:45 p.m. 

Extended-care program—by reservation only—is available for all students: 7 - 8 a.m. and 2:45 - 5:30 p.m.; also available for pre-kindergarten and half-day kindergarten students: 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

Visitors to the school must check in with the office upon entering the building; this entails signing a log and obtaining a visitor badge. 

Parents picking up or delivering a student to school during school hours must also check in the office. 

Inclement Weather Procedures

NAPS does not follow decisions by the Anne Arundel County Public Schools regarding school closings, late openings, or re-openings after a closing due to inclement weather. 

Designated board members make the decisions regarding the opening and closing of school. 

The decision will be posted on the NAPS website ( no later than 6 a.m. 

Do not rely on the NAPS telephone answering machine to provide closure information. 

If a storm arrives after school has begun for the day, check the school website regarding early closing. Even without an early closing, parents are welcome to pick up their children early if they are concerned about driving conditions worsening before regular dismissal time. 

Extended-care program in the event of school closings: 

 All-day school closing: The extended-care program will not be available. 

 Late opening: No before-school care • Half-day classes will be held as usual. 

 Early dismissal: After-school care will be canceled.