School Hours & Transportation
Pasadena Elementary opens its doors for students at 9:20 am. Instruction begins promptly at 9:35 am and all students are expected to be in their classrooms or signed in online in the Google Classroom by that time so as not to be considered tardy. Students should be supervised until doors open at 9:20 am. Due to COVID-19, the playground is closed before and afterschool.
Late Arrival & Early Dismissal
To ensure your child's safety, we are asking that any child arriving after 9:35 am walk into the office with an adult to be signed in and receive a tardy pass.
In order to ensure a safe and orderly depature, early dismissals for individual students must occur prior to 3:30 pm. After that time, we ask kindly that you allow your child to follow the regular dismissal routine. The student dismissal squence starts at 4:00 pm as follows:
1. Walkers, Car Riders and School Age Child Care
2. Bus Riders
Dismissal Reminder: To ensure the safety of all of our students, any changes to your student's dismissal routine will beed to be made in writing. Please send a hand written note, or fax your note, with a signature to (410) 222-6576. Thank you for your assistance.
Attention Parents, Visitors & Volunteers
Due to COVID - 19 restrictions, the school is closed to visitors and volunteers at this time. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
When COVID- 19 restrictions are lifted, all parents and visitors must report to the office before going to your child's classroom or anywhere else in the building. This helps ensure the safety of all our children and staff. After signing in at the office, you will be asked to wear a visitor or volunteer badge. Please remember siblings are not allowed in instructional areas at any time. Pre-registration and approval will be required to atend some of the events during the school day, and the number of volunteers may be limited. Your cooperation in this security effort is greatly appreciated.
No Parking Zones
This is a reminder that parking in designated fire lanes and/or bus loops is prohibited. This extends to staff, parents, students, visitors, after school activity vans, etc. As you know, in a critical emergency, the loss of even one minute caused by vehicles blocking fire and police department access can become critical.
2020-2021 Meal Prices
AACPS is providing all students with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack. For students participating in hybrid learning, breakfast and lunch meals will be delivered to the classroom. Just prior to dismissal, dinner and snacks will be delivered for to the classroom for students to take home. If your student has any dietary restrictions, please contact the School Nurse who will work with Food and Nutrition staff to ensure your appropriate meal accommodations.
Due to COVID - 19, food cannot be shared with classmates at school for birthday celebrations. The staff at Pasadena Elementary believes that good health and nutrition assist with improved attendance and academic performance. We also have a number of students with specific food allergies for whom consideration is necessary. Please do not bring food to share at school for birthdays. Students are not permitted to distribute birthday invitations in the classroom or virtual classroom.
Video Camera System
Pasadena Elementary School is equipped with a video camera system. It covers selected interior and exterior public portions to the building and grounds. It is NOT monitored constantly, but is monitored during emergency situations. During certain events, when the safety or security of students may be in question, authorized personnel from local, state or federal police or fire emergency units may be given access to view images projected on the camera system.
If you have any questions about the system, you should call the Supervisor of School Security at (410) 222-5083.
Pasadena Elementary has a student that requires the use of a service animal to assist with the child’s daily needs and functions. As such, the service animal will attend school with the child every day. All students in the child’s class have been screened for any known allergies to dogs and a specific emergency plan is in place should any issues arise related to the use of the service animal.
While our school is in compliance with making the proper Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please know that it is our goal to make sure that every child in our building has the resources and support to be successful. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue, please contact an administrator.