Student Safety

Learn more about School Safety at Dalton


The Crosswalk

Always use the CROSSWALK at the signal light. It is the safe thing to do.

Parking Lots

The east parking lot is for “staff members only”. Please do not park in this lot or drop off yours students here. The west parking lot is for parent parking and student drop off and pick-up. Parents must remain in their vehicles at all times while in the pull through lane. We advise parents to make right turns only out of the parent parking lot so that traffic will not back up into this lot.

Front Drive Pull Through Lane

The front pull through lane is for school buses ONLY. Please do not drive or park in this area.


When parked by the side of the road, please remember that U-TURNS are ILLEGAL.

If you stop or park in a crosswalk, run the red light, speed in a school zone, make an illegal left turn or U-turn, park in a clearly marked fire zone you are setting yourself up for the possibility of a ticket. A reminder to all who pick-up or drop off children at Dalton, students can also be dropped off and picked up behind the school on the north side of the building at the bottom of the hill.


When your child is going to be late or absent, please call the attendance line at 303-326-1611 or you may call the main office at 303-693-7561. Please call by 8:00 a.m. to let the office know if your child will be late or absent for the day. If we do not receive a phone call or if we are not able to reach a parent/guardian, your child will be marked unexcused absence or tardy for that day.


School hours are 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Students are expected to be seated in his/her seat in his/her classroom when the 8:00 a.m. tardy bell rings, first bell rings at 7:55 a.m. There are many students coming in late on a daily basis. If your child is consistently tardy we are asking you to drop your child off a few minutes earlier. Students with unexcused tardies will serve a detention during their lunch recess.

Dalton’s dismissal time is 2:30 p.m.

It is important that students are picked up on time. There is no one available to supervise students who are not picked up after school. If you are having difficulty getting to Dalton to get your child on time we have our Daycare, Kid’s Corner available for a fee. In order for your child to go to our daycare he/she must be registered ahead of time. You can pick-up registration information from the office or the daycare. Kid’s Corner is a safe and fun environment. Parents who have this option available can feel stress free when running late. Also, their child feels safe and secure knowing he/she can go there and have a snack and play with friends until parents or guardians can pick them up.