Policies and Procedures to Start School


Here’s everything you need to know about school policies and procedures for the start of school on Tuesday, August 22, 2017:

  • School Hours and Address
  • Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
  • After School Enrichment and Programs
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Uniforms and Dress Code
  • 2017 – 2018 School Calendar


New Building Directional
School starts at 8 a.m., the earliest students may arrive to campus is 7:30 a.m.  You may enter using either entrance on Barony Place or Old Plantation Drive.

Carpool begins at 3 p.m., line-up can begin no earlier than 2:45 p.m.  There will be no parking and walk-ups; all must use the carpool line.  All cars will enter through our entrance on Barony Place (the Allston Plantation entrance), south of the school; NOT Old Plantation Drive. Cars will exit the school on Old Plantation Drive. There will be plenty of staff on site to help direct traffic.

Silent Dismissal
This process is designed to make afternoon carpool calm and safe by keeping students in the classroom until parents come through our entrance on Barony Place. At this time the student’s placard number will be communicated to the appropriate teacher and the student will be released to walk down the hallway to the front door of the school.  Our goal is to pace this process so that as students come out of the building they are immediately loaded into vehicles, eliminating the need to wait outside.

Early Release
The latest time a student may be picked up for medical appointments, after-school activities, etc. is 2:25 p.m.
The Parking Lot will be closed at 2:30 p.m.

After School Enrichment and other after-school programs:

  • Begin at 3:15 p.m.
  • End at 4:30 p.m.

All pickup from after school activities such as After School Enrichment, ArtStudio and MakerStudio Sessions, Mad Science, Kicks Tae Kwon Do, etc. will take place in the bus loop on the side of the building next to the Grand Hall, by Old Plantation Drive.  All students will be released from the Grand Hall.


Lunch Pricing 

  • $1.70
  • $0.40 – Reduced Price
  • $3.55 – Adult Price*

Breakfast Pricing

  • $1.10
  • $0.30 – Reduced Price
  • $2.15 – Adult Price*

*To ensure that children’s payment and federal reimbursement for children’s meals are not used to subsidize the payment of an adult meal, this minimum pricing is required by the SC Department of Education.

Free and Reduced Meals

Weekly Breakfast and Lunch Order Forms
School meals are pre-ordered from the Georgetown County School District (GCSD) and are due the Friday of the week prior. CMCS uses online meal order forms that are sent out in our weekly e-newsletter. If lunch is not ordered by Friday at 10 a.m. the week prior, lunch will have to be packed for that student for the entire following week. Families are invoiced and checks should be made payable to: Coastal Montessori Charter School.

Order Form for week of August 22 – Due Friday, August 18th, by 10 a.m.


Elementary Uniforms
It is our school policy that all elementary students wear a CMCS school uniform when attending school. Our policy is designed with health and safety in mind. We believe that a school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school while creating a sense of belonging and community
  • identifies our students with CMCS (particularly on school field trips)
  • is practical, affordable and helps level the socioeconomic “playing field” while still allowing for self-expression

View the complete policy with uniform items and vendors here. 
Please note:  gently used uniforms are available at significantly reduced pricing.

VERY IMPORTANT: Purchasing uniforms will never be a barrier to attending our school. If purchasing uniforms is creating a financial burden for you, please contact the CMCS office immediately at 843-235-0413.

Middle School Dress Code
Our CMCS Adolescent Community has its own unique dress code that differs from our Elementary Program. View the Middle School Dress Code.


CMCS follows the Georgetown County School District (GCSD) calendar. Click here to view calendar.


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