School begins promptly at 7:45 am. Students are able to enter classrooms as early as 7:30 am. Teachers begin instruction immediately, therefore, it is imperative that your child is at school early to be able to attend class on time.
School will dismiss each day at 2:30 pm. For safety’s sake, Pre-K students will be dismissed from their outside classroom door and teachers of students in grade K – 3 will walk their classes outside of the school building. 4th grade students and above are dismissed directly outside of the main office. Please make certain your child knows where and when he/she will be picked up after school. If your child walks, he/she should go directly home at dismissal. Please note that unless there is an emergency, the office will not sign out students from 2:00 pm until 2:30 pm. Parents arriving early for pickup should let their children finish the school day.
Bad Weather Pickup Policy – Rain or Snow
During inclement weather, parents will not be permitted inside the building. Please do not wait in the lobby or stand directly in front of the doorways. Students will all be dismissed through the front doors of the school building and ushered quickly to the buses or cars for pickup. The front doors will be opened within a few minutes of 2:30 pm.
Delayed Opening/Early Closing
When schools open on a delayed schedule, such as one-hour late or two-hours late, breakfast is not provided for the children at MPEMS. This is BCPSS policy. When an announcement is made on television or the radio stating, “Baltimore City Schools will open (1 or 2) hour(s) late with no morning Pre-Kindergarten and/or Kindergarten,” that means schools are opening late with no breakfast program. MPEMS Pre-K and Kindergarten students DO report to school because we have all day Pre-K and Kindergarten. Remember, if school is open, we are teaching and students are learning.
Schools will open only if the BCPSS believes students and staff will be able to travel safely to their destinations. If weather conditions worsen during the school day, the BCPSS may announce an early dismissal. The early dismissal of schools requires that schools close two and one-half hours earlier than the regularly scheduled dismissal time. All extended-day and after-school programs, including inter-scholastic athletic events, will be cancelled. Lunch must be served in all schools. Any decision to dismiss schools early will be announced by 10 am to the news and released through our social media platforms.
2601 Tolley St. Baltimore, Maryland 21230 (410) 396-3426 Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm