Student Life at Sawyer Road Elementary
Student attendance is a critical component that is directly related to student success.
- Doors Open: 8:00 am
- Car Rider Drop-Off: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
- School Day: 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
- Tardy Bell: 8:30 am
- After-school hours: 3:15 pm to 6:30 pm
- Car Rider Pick-Up: 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
- Bus Dismissal: 3:20 pm
School Dress Code
Sawyer Road Elementary is a uniform-optional school.
The Board of Education of the City of Marietta recognizes that the dress and grooming of students are significant factors in the successful operation of the educational program. Furthermore, it is recognized as an educational responsibility of the school to make students aware that appropriate dress, appearance, and hygiene are conducive to their personal well-being and the well-being of others.
In keeping with these understandings, each student in the Marietta City Schools System shall be responsible for maintaining a dignified and well-groomed appearance while involved in all school activities or while acting as a representative of the school. The dress of students shall be appropriate for the activities of the school program in which they are participating. School principals may accordingly regulate the dress and grooming of students.
We encourage our students to wear School Spirit Wear/Marietta Spirit Wear on Fridays and mandatory during class field trips.
You can purchase your student's Spirit Wear online.
For your student(s) to change their transportation during dismissal, you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org and notify them how they will be getting home. They will need to be made aware of any transportation changes before 2:45 p.m. that day.
If your student(s) are out for any number of days, please send in your excuse letter or doctor's note to email@example.com. If you fail to send in your written excuse for your student(s) within 3 days of their absence, then they will be marked down as an unexcused absence.
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
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.
Car Rider Registration
Please remember to hang your Car Rider Tag on the rear-view mirror so it's visible for staff to see. If you do not have a Car Rider Tag and you have filled out the Car Rider Registration, visit our front office to receive your tag.