Veterans Elementary School
Principal: Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd
26940 Progress Parkway
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Phone: (813) 346-1400
Fax: (813) 346-1491
Hours of Operation
Office Hours 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Arrival and Dismissal
Arrival – Students will be dropped off along the car rider line no earlier than 9:20 AM. Please do not drop off students until Veterans Elementary duty personnel are present. When the gates are open students will need to report to their class or breakfast. Parents may walk their children to the entrance of the pod on the first day of school. After the first day of school, each student will need to be dropped off at 9:20 AM and proceed to their pod or lunchroom for breakfast. Note: Breakfast is from 9:20 AM to 9:35 AM. Veterans Elementary School personnel will be available to direct them to their pods or to the lunchroom for breakfast.
Dismissal – Students will be picked up at the car rider line outside of the front office. All parents picking up will need to stay in the car line, showing their carpool tag(s) with the child’s name, and wait for a number that will be given to them by school personnel. Once that number has been given, parents picking up the student will go to the designated numbered pole where the student will be waiting. Please do not leave your car to get your child. The student will be assisted in the car by Veterans Elementary duty personnel and/or safety patrols. Once all children in car rider numbered signs 1-10 are safely in their car, the Veterans Elementary duty personnel will release the line and the next 10 cars will go to their designated numbers to pick up their child. To avoid any accidents, please DO NOT go around other cars to exit. Please wait until the car in front of you moves forward.
Rainy Day Dismissal – In the event there are thunderstorms, lightning and/or heavy rains, all walkers/bikers will be taken to the car loop for dismissal. Parents that do not want their child to walk home should come through the car loop with their carpool sign. Students not picked up by 4:00 PM will be taken to the office to call home.
Manager: Laurie Santiago Contact: 813-346-1492
Everyone can use the car pool for drop off and pick up for their student(s).
Arrival – PLACE personnel will escort the students to their designated classroom at 9:20 AM.
Dismissal – A teacher from each pod will escort all PLACE children to the cafeteria for the PLACE program.
Arrival – Students will get off the bus. Veterans Elementary School personnel will be available to direct them to their pods or to the lunchroom for breakfast.
Dismissal – Students will follow their designated pod teacher out to the bus rider loop to access the appropriate bus.
Westbrook Estates, Quail Hollow Village, Willow Lake Apartments, and Kings Landing Apartments
Arrival – We will have walkers/bike riders for residents of Westbrook Estates, Quail Hollow Village, Willow Lake Apartments and King Landing Apartments only. All bikers/walkers will be met at the gate by Veterans Elementary personnel to assist with where to go and the security of their bikes. Please have all students use the buddy system when walking or riding their bike to school.
Dismissal – We will have walkers/bike riders for residents of Westbrook Estates, Quail Hollow Village, Willow Lake Apartments and King Landing Apartments ONLY. All bikers/walkers will be escorted by the designated teacher in their pod to the end of the school property where students will be walking or riding their bike home. Students will have their bikes unlocked by duty personnel. Please have all students use the buddy system when walking for riding their bike home.