• School begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and dismisses at 3:30 p.m. Every effort is made to assure that Griffis Elementary School students arrive at school and back home safely every day. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us achieve that goal.
    Morning car riders-Please drop students off in the front of the building. Do not drop a student off before 7:30 a.m. There are no teachers on duty before that time. Students who enter the building from the front parking lot (those not being dropped off at the front door in the circle) must be walked to the door by an adult.
    Afternoon car riders-Please remain in your car and form a line at the back of the building. It would be helpful if you would make an 8 x 11 sign with your child(ren)'s name and post this sign in your front car window. This will allow a quicker pickup order. As you pull up, your child will be called from the building and walked to your car. All car riders should be picked up by 3:45.
    Bus riders-Students will be dropped off at the back of the building in the morning and picked up in front of the building in the afternoon. ONLY bus students should be dropped off at this location. Please help your child know the color of bus (s)he is to ride at the end of the day to help with dismissal procedures. 
    **If changes are made to your child's routine, please send a note stating these changes to your child's teacher. If you need to call the office, please do so before 2:30 p.m. It is extremely difficult to get messages to teachers/students after this time due to dismissal procedures.
    **Please note that we cannot take a student's word for a change in procedure. If you do not provide a written note or call the office, your child will be dismissed as usual.
    **We also must have written permission for your child to ride home (car or bus) with another student for any reason, such as a sleepover, going to practices, etc.
    For more information please contact the CMISD Transportation Department