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PickUp Patrol is a web-based program our parents use to:

  • Inform the school of their children's after-school (default) dismissal plans and, as needed, any changes in dismissal plans. 
  • Notify the school of your child's absence for illness or other reasons. Report absence no later than 7:55 am with the reason for absence.
  • Notify the school of their children's early dismissal or late arrival for appointments.
  • Pick up children in the afternoon carpool. 

Action Required: 

  1. New families should look for an email from PickUp Patrol during the week before school begins, with a link for immediate sign-on. Once logged in, create your child(ren)'s dismissal plan(s) for the year. Please watch this video PUP How it Works video or uses this tool PUP from Parents POV
  2. Returning families, please log in to UPDATE your default dismissal plan for each of your children by Friday, September 2. 
  3. The link to PickUp Patrol is https://app.pickuppatrol.net/parents.


How it Works 

  • PUP is accessible to parents and is from your smartphone or computer through the school's website or mobile app (under the More tab) or at https://app.pickuppatrol.net/parents 
  • To report an absence or make a dismissal change:
    • Log in --> Select a date, your child's name, and a plan change option, and submit. 
      You will always receive a confirmation email once your change is made.
  • Changes and absences can be entered months in advance. Submit all same-day changes by 
    • 10:45 am on 11:30 am dismissal days 
    • 2:30 pm on 3:15 pm dismissal days  
    • Need to make changes later than the times listed above? CALL the main office at 703-549-1646.
  • Teachers will automatically be notified of dismissal changes for the day and will communicate them to your child(ren.)

Questions? Please contact Ms. Sonya Besteiro at sbesteiro@smsva.org