Campus Dismissal Procedures

  • Patriot Parents and Guardians,

    Welcome to another great year at Palo Alto. This letter is to inform you about drop off and dismissal procedures at PAMS. These procedures have been implemented to ensure the safety of all students while also accommodating our parents and other stakeholders during these busy times of the day.

    While picking up or dropping your student off, please be mindful of the flow of traffic as well as the fire lane. Designated student pick-up is located on the east side of the building along Tallwood Drive. Parents may not use the front entrance on Elms Road which goes past the front of campus as this is our bus loop.

    Our front doors open at 7:30 am and the school day begins at 8:00 am.

    In the morning, students will enter the building through designated entrances. All students must have an ID card on before entering the building each day. Students without an ID will be issued a temporary ID ID and an ID violation.

    Additionally, all visitors must always enter through the front office. Palo Alto is a 100% ID check campus for all visitors, no exceptions. Please ensure you have your ID card on you when coming to Palo Alto

    Our school day ends at 3:30 pm. At dismissal, students may leave through the grade level hallways.

    Bus riders will be dismissed to the designated bus loops.

    Please communicate your plan with your student to ensure they can quickly and safely make their way to your designated pick-up location.

    All students are required to be at tutoring, out of the building, or at Boys and Girls Club by 3:35 pm. If you have any questions or concerns about these procedures, please contact the front office at (254) 336-1200. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.



    Kernisha Hill,

    Palo Alto Middle School Principal