Student attendance is a critical component that is directly related to student success.
- Please do not drop students outside of the building before 8:00am. There is no supervision available for those students. Continued early, unsupervised drop-off will result in a Social Worker referral.
- We strongly suggest that you check your bus schedule for morning times of bus pickups to your address/apartment complex. If you are unsure, please contact the school office at (770) 429-3190.
Below are the updated beginning and dismissal times for Dunleith Elementary:
Please take this opportunity to review your students School Bus Route for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. If you don’t see a bus stop for your student to safely access please fill out a bus stop appeal form. Please take this opportunity now to review your route for next school year so that your student’s transportation is set up and ready to go on the first day of school.
For more information, please visit the MCS Transportation webpage.
What should parents/guardians do if their student(s) does not arrive at his/her bus stop?Parents should contact Marietta City Schools Transportation Department Dispatch Desk at 770.429.3110 Dispatch can usually communicate the name of the missing student to the driver to confirm if the student did indeed board the school bus. If this cannot be confirmed, dispatch will issue an "all call" to all bus routes from the student's school. Parents should also contact their school to determine if the student boarded a bus or is attending an After School Program.
What should parents (guardians) do if the school bus arrives late at the bus stop?Parents should contact the Transportation Department Dispatch Desk at 770.429.3110 for an update on the bus route and any delays it may have encountered. Dispatch can also provide an update on the pickup or drop off time if the bus has already serviced the bus stop in question. If the bus is more than 10-15 minutes late in the morning, parents should contact the Dispatch Desk for an updated arrival time. MCS Transportation will always run a bus to service a stop even if the bus is going to run late. Breakfast is held for any students arriving late to school aboard a school bus and students are not counted as tardy.
Safe Rider Program
Our Safe Rider Program is a student management program which promotes and teaches proper school bus safety. The core of the program promotes personal accountablity as it relates to bus safety because unsafe choices endager the safety of all passengers.
For more information, click the link below and/or contact MCS Transportation at 770.429.3110