Arrival & Dismissal

Walkers: Please submit the completed form to your campus’ front desk and inform your child’s teacher of the updated dismissal routine.

We expect that Académie Lafayette students will be punctual and will attend school regularly.

Armour Campus School Time

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


7:45 a.m.

Doors open. Students eating breakfast, as well as all other students, go to the cafeteria.

7:55 a.m.

Students go to lockers and report to homerooms.

8:00 a.m.

Classes begin. Please plan to be at school by 7:55 a.m. Classroom instruction starts at 8:00 a.m., and having time to transition between home and school is important. High school students need extra time before classes begin to visit their lockers and prepare materials for the day.

Punctuality expectations

Classes start at 8:00 a.m. Please avoid being tardy. Students who arrive late miss critical classroom instruction time. Late arrival in the classroom disturbs other students and teachers who are engaged in academic activities. Satisfactory school progress depends on regular attendance. Chronically late students receive poor training on the value of time and punctuality.

Chronic tardiness represents a financial burden for our school, as we need staff members to monitor and record all students who are late. Also, the state of Missouri reimburses the school based on the actual time each student spends at school.

If a student arrives at school after 8:00 a.m., he or she is tardy and will need to stop by the front desk to get a pass prior to joining class. A Saturday School write-up may be issued as a consequence after a third tardy and for each subsequent tardy.


3:20 p.m.

Classes are dismissed. Supervised locker time until 3:30 p.m.

3:25 p.m.

Bus riders are escorted to buses.

3:30 p.m.

Buses are dismissed. Students who are picked up, walk home, or attend after-school clubs and activities are also dismissed.

3:45 p.m.*

Remaining students report to the office or leave campus. Parent supervision is required for students who remain on school grounds after 3:45 p.m.

* Every minute after 4:00 p.m., a $1 charge is incurred.

Change of dismissal plans

It’s important for students to have a regular routine, but if a change of plan is absolutely necessary, please call the Armour office by noon, by day at 816.800.8771, to inform us of the change. Please understand that we might not be able to honor changes after noon. For emergency dismissal changes, please do not email; call the office instead.