Car rider

Arrivals and Departure

  • The school day starts at Union Cross at 8:10am and ends at 2:40pm.  Students may enter classrooms at 7:40am. Students must be picked up by 3:00pm.

    Dismissal Transportation Changes

    Please send a note signed by a parent or guardian to your child's teacher stating how you want your child to leave school, if it is different from their normal transportation. If an unexpected situation arises, you must email/DOJO the teacher AND call the school so the teacher can be notified to check their email. 


    Tardies and early dismissals hinder your own child's learning and interrupt the entire class. All tardies and early dismissals should be avoided and will become part of your child's attendance profile.  Each time a child arrives late or leaves early, the education of every child is interrupted. (NC Law G.S. 115c-378, State Board Policy No. 10, WS/FC Policy 6112).  WS/FC School's AR5110 and Policy 6112 will be followed to monitor/reduce tardies and early dismissals.


    Early Dismissals

    If a parent needs to pick up his/her child from school during the school day, the parent needs to come to the school office before 2:00pm.  We will not call a child out of class to leave after 2:00pm. When signing out your child before 2:00pm, a parent must come to the office. After a parent has signed their child in our Ident-A-Kid system, we will call for the student. We are not allowed to release your child to anyone other than parents or guardians unless they are on your contact list.   If you have someone that is not on the contact list picking up your child, please send a note to your child's teacher in the morning. The teacher will send the note to the office, so the office staff are informed also.  

    Car Riders


    ALL car riders (K-5) are to be dropped off in the morning in the front parking lot. Please do NOT drop your child off in other areas. 


    K-2 afternoon car riders will be dismissed in front parking lot of the school.

    3-5 afternoon car riders will be dismissed to the back parking lot. 

    Every day you need to display your car rider tag on your rearview mirror. 

    If you do not have a placard, please ask your child's teacher or the main office and we will send one home with your child. 

Last Modified on February 15, 2024