What are the Bus Routes?

At Luxmanor we have 7 buses with different route numbers. Each bus is identified by a color. It would be helpful to make sure your youngster can identify the color of his/her bus to eliminate first day of school jitters!

Note that the four-digit route numbers displayed in the windows on the sides of the bus are used to identify which bus a child should ride, not the two or three digit numbers painted on the bus. Any questions about bus arrival and departure schedules should be directed to the Transportation Office at 301-469-1140. Adjustments in the routes or times expected for the bus arrival are common over the first week of school as it is difficult to determine the exact time for a stop. Following the first week, students should arrive at the stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is expected.

What is the Arrival and Dismissal policy? 

Arrival at School

Students should arrive at school no earlier than 8:40 a.m. since supervision cannot be provided until then.  Between 8:40 a.m. and 8:50 a.m., all students will line up by grade level in the AP Room. All students being dropped off  by car will be dropped off on the side of the building on Dickens Avenue between 8:40 and 9:00 a.m.  After 9:00 a.m., students should be dropped off at the main entrance. After 9:00 a.m., students are marked tardy and must report to the office.

Dismissal at School

All students being picked up by car will picked up on the side of the building on Dickens Avenue.  Every family will be provided a color coded sheet of paper with a number on it.  This paper will be shown to the person on carpool duty to identify who you are.  The staff member will check their sheet to see who your child is and then call for them to come to the carpool lane.  

Leaving School

Students are expected to return home directly after school.   Students who are going home with a friend must have a written note from a parent.  The receiving parent must also write a note to confirm.  Students are not permitted to change after school plans without a written note from their parents.  These precautions are taken to ensure the safety of your child.  Additionally, students may not stay after school at Luxmanor unless they have written parental permission to stay for a school sponsored after-school activity.  Students are not permitted on the Luxmanor playground after school unless they have first returned home and then return to school with parental supervision.

What are the bus, crosswalk and parking lot rules?

  1. Do not enter the parking lot between 8:40 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:20 - 3:50 p.m.  During this time, only busses are allowed in the parking lot to pick student up

  2. Please obey the no parking signs and only park where it is legal to do so. 


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What are the rules for the carpool lane?

Student safety is our number one concern.  If you are driving your children to school, please adhere to the following procedures for dropping off and picking up your child during arrival and dismissal.  Our goal is to get you through the line as quickly and safely as possible. 

.Morning Drop-Off

  1. The drop off lane is located on Dickens Avenue.
  2. Pull up to the end of the carpool lane, next to the carpool lane sign.
  3. A staff member will be standing next to the street to greet your child.
  4. Your child may exit the car and then enter the building through the side door.
  5. Do not leave your car unattended in the drop off lane.  Unattended cars, even for a brief period of time cause unintended delays for other parents.  

Afternoon Pick-Up

  1. The pick-up lane is located on Dickens Avenue.
  2. Pull up to the end of the carpool lane, next to the carpool lane sign. 
  3. Show your color coded student pick-up paper with your number.
  4. The staff member on duty will call into the school to have your child exit the building and come to the carpool lane.
  5. Do not remain in the pick-up lane once you have picked up your child.  This causes delays in the lane and results in other families waiting longer to pick their child up. 


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What are the school hours?

School hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. 

What are the half day hours?

Half Day hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

What time and how much are Breakfast and Lunch?

Breakfast - Breakfast is served from 8:40 AM to 9:00 AM and costs $1.30. Reduced price for qualified students is FREE. Breakfast is not served on late opening days.

Lunch- Lunch and/or milk will be available daily in the cafeteria, including the first day of school. Elementary lunch will be $2.55. Reduced price for qualified students remains at $0.40 for lunch. Milk will cost $0.60. Guidelines and application forms for free and reduced meals will be sent home during the first week of school or you can find the application online at MCPS Food Service.

Lunch is served at:

Kindergarten:  11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Grade 1:          11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Grade 2:          12:20 - 12:50 p.m.

Grade 3:          11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Grade 4:          11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Grade 5:          12:35 - 1:05 p.m. 

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How does the SNAP lunch money program work?

Cafeteria Bank - We are using the SNAP computerized cafeteria cash register system. Parents are expected to put money in their child's account for this purpose. Even if your child normally brings a lunch to school, it is a very good idea to place five dollars in the account for emergency situations. Pay in advance by sending a check made out to “Luxmanor ES Cafeteria” with the child’s full name on the check. The cost of the meal is deducted automatically from the computer. You will then receive a low balance letter when the account is low or out of money. 

myLunchMoney.com is a service that allows parents to make pre-payments to their child's cafeteria account with a credit/debit card using the Internet, check balances, view student purchases, and recieve low balance email notification. Note, there is a fee for this service.

Checks used to pay for school meals must contain an address, phone number and student pin number. Returned checks are subject to recovery for the face value and Maryland State allowed fee of $35 through an electronic debit or paper draft to the same account. Your payment by check constitutes your acceptance of these terms. If you have any questions concerning our check acceptance policy, please call CHECKredi at 1-800-239-1222.

Where can I find the lunchroom menu?

The breakfast and lunch menu is updated monthly.

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Is there a before and after school program?

KidsCo now provides before and after care for Luxmanor students. Please call (301-470-9600) or email them directly for more information.

If you have not done so, please call Mrs. McGolrick or Mrs. Flores (240-740-0820), school's secretaries, about the after school care plans for your child if your child is not to return to your home at the end of the school day. Please discuss these arrangements with your child prior to the first day of school.


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What do I do if my child is going to be absent, late to school or if he needs to leave early?

Parents are asked to fill out the “Report A Student Absent” form on the Luxmanor Website or call the school office (240-740-0820) in the morning if their child is not going to attend school that day. For your convenience, an answering machine is turned on when the office is closed so that parents can leave messages about absent students. If you wish to call the school before 8:00 a.m. to report an absent student; leave your child's name, his/her teacher's name, and the reason for the absence on the recorder. A written note must be sent to the teacher when your child returns. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland State Department of Education has made changes in the attendance policies for all Maryland counties. Effective July 1, 2007, the following rules apply to all grade levels:

  1. Students will be recorded as a.m. absent, if they arrive at school more than two hours late.
  2. Students will be recorded as p.m. absent, if they leave school more than two hours early.
  3. Students will be recorded as either a.m. absent or p.m. absent, if they are absent from school for more than two hours, but less than four hours during the school day.
  4. Students will be recorded as full-day absent, if they are present for less than two hours of the school day.
  5. Students will be recorded as full-day present, if they are present for more than four hours of the school day.

It is vital that your child comes to school on time. Instruction for students begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Students who enter school after 9:00 a.m. are marked as tardy. Students who report to school after 9:00 a.m. must be accompanied by a parent into the school to obtain a late slip/admit pass in the main office before reporting to their homerooms. Families of students who walk or drive to school need to make a concerted effort to be in classrooms no later than 9:00 a.m.

Late Arrivals - A child is late if he/she arrives after 9:00 a.m. It is vital that your child comes to school on time. Instruction for students begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Students who report to school after 9:00 a.m. must be accompanied by a parent into the school to obtain a late slip in the main office before reporting to their homerooms. Families of students who walk or drive to school need to make a concerted effort to be in classrooms no later than 8:50A.

Picking a Student up early - If you know ahead of time, send a note to your child's teacher. This will allow the teacher to have your child packed up for dismissal and give any assignments. If you need to pick up your child unexpectedly, call as soon as you know and we will notify the teacher. The secretary will call your child to the main office once you arrive and sign him/her out.


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What should I do if my child’s going home with another student?

If your child is going home with someone else, you must send a note with your child in the morning giving permission for your child to do so and explaining the change. Teachers will not allow children to leave with another student unless they have a signed permission note from you. Likewise, students may NOT ride on the bus with a friend if they do not have this note. (If the bus is too crowded, students will not be able to ride home with a friend). These arrangements must be made prior to the day of the scheduled get-together. Students are NOT allowed to use school phones to make arrangements to go to a friend's house.  


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Where can I find the school year calendar?

 School Year Calendar

How can I get my name in the school Directory?

Please read the letter you receive at home the first week of school about directory information. If you do NOT want directory information released, please return the form by the deadline.

What is the discipline policy?

Luxmanor Elementary School Standards of Behavior - Please read our Discipline Policy. Please also check out the MCPS Student Code of Conduct.


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How can I find out when there is a change of plans due to weather emergencies?

Winter weather emergencies, such as snow and ice, may cause disruptions to school operations and schedules. Changes may include the closure of school, a delayed opening or an early dismissal. Please be sure that your child and your child's teacher know what to do in case of a weather emergency. Provide written notice to your child's teacher of any change in plans.

You can get up-to-date information on Montgomery County School closings at the MCPS home page. All emergency announcements are displayed in bold red letters at the top of the page. For information about how MCPS makes weather-related decisions, go to the MCPS weather page.

You can sign up to receive email notification (available in six languages) whenever there is any change in county-wide school status at Quick Notes.


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Can I give medicine to the school nurse that my child needs to take?

No medication will be administered in school unless the child's parent/guardian and physician have completed an authorization form. These forms are available in the office and are required for each medication a child must take during the school day. If your child will need medication on the first day of school, the completed form and medicine should be brought to school in advance. Medication, including non-prescription medication, must not be sent to school with the student.

How can I get a message delivered to my child?

Emergency messages may only be delivered to students at school so that instructional time is not interrupted. Students may use the no-charge phone near the office with teacher permission and a hall pass.

What school supplies are requested for each grade?

Teachers have prepared a list of school supplies that they would like students to have. Please label all your child's supplies and belongings. If pocket folders are requested, pockets should be on the bottom rather than at sides.

We are committed to providing all students, regardless of their economic circumstances, with full access to the instructional program. If you need assistance for any requested expense, or with providing the organizational tools and personal supplies, please contact your child’s teacher, Mrs. Silverberg or Mr. Forkert.


How does the school recognize student birthdays?

Birthday boys and girls will be recognized each day as part of the morning announcements.  Each child will come to the office for a special birthday pencil.  Parents may not bring individual birthday treats for their children's classmates.


What kinds of foods can be brought to classes for the Halloween and Valentine's Day parties?

Food for classroom parties must be store-bought, labeled, and contained in a sealed package.  Food products with labels indicating that the product contains peanut or tree nut ingredients or stating that the food product was manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts or tree nuts is not permitted.  Please check all food and make sure parents are aware of these new guidelines.  No homemade foods may be served to students. 







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