Arrival/Dismissal Procedures



We encourage every student to ride the bus whenever possible...both to and from school.  Cobb County School District offers bus service for students who live outside walking distance.  One amazing fact about riding the bus:  A STUDENT IS NEVER TARDY IF THEY RIDE THE BUS!  So, please, STOP THE FUSS AND RIDE THE BUS!

Morning Arrival:  Students may report to classrooms beginning at 7:15 am.  They are considered TARDY if they are not in their seats by 7:45 am.  Announcements begin promptly at 7:45 am.  Any student arriving tardy must be signed in to the front office by a parent or guardian.  A long carpool line is not an excuse for arriving tardy.

Excuse/Doctor's Note:  If you have a doctor's note for your child that excuses their absence, please send those to MountBethelESSupport@cobbk12.org.

Carpool Procedures:  Our carpool line is a ONE WAY RIGHT OF WAY. There is no passing allowed at any time on school property and  has distinct right of way rules – and single file is necessary at all times. Do not pass and do not go around cones. 

The carpool line goes around the perimeter of the parking lot. It is one-way. Cars should not cut through the middle lane. 

Students should only be dropped off through carpool and not on Karls Gate Drive or Princeton Lakes Drive. 

Afternoon Dismissal:  Dismissal is our most dangerous time of the day as we move our 1,000+ students safely from school to a variety of locations. This makes strict rules and procedures a non-negotiable.  

All transportation changes from your child's regular mode of transportation  must be made IN WRITING on the MBES Bus Pass and approved in the front office prior to 9:00 am.  We do not accept transportation changes via phone, fax, or email.  This is for your own child's safety.

The ONLY change we can take over the phone is to keep your child at school in ASP.

All early checkouts must be made prior to 1:30 pm.  The front office closes at 1:30 as we begin dismissal procedures.  The doorbell will not be answered from 1:30 until dismissal is complete, allowing our front office staff constant communication with buses, carpool, ASP, and to keep our students safe.

Enter your address and find arrival and dismissal times along with bus stop locations. This tool works for Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

If you have a question regarding transportation or a late bus, please contact the Transportation Department directly at (678) 594-8000.If  you have questions regarding Special Education Transportation, please call
(770) 429-5811 or contact your child's case manager.
A bus tracking app for parents.  MORE INFORMATION AT THIS LINK.All transportation changes must be submitted in writing and approved through the front office.  CLICK HERE FOR A TRANSPORTATION CHANGE FORM.Do you have a question about CCSD Transportation?  Check out  Frequently Asked Questions.