Arrival and Departure Procedures

Student Safety Information

  • BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL

    • Students must use sidewalks and crosswalks;
    • Students who ride bicycles must wear helmets;
    • Students must walk their bicycles on sidewalks and through crosswalks;
    • Students should be encouraged to buckle their seat belts before leaving the school parking lot;
    • Use of cell phones should be avoided in the school parking lot.

Arrival Procedure

  • THE MORNING DROP OFF PROCEDURE

    • The DROP-OFF ZONE is from the beginning of the sidewalk to the front walkway of the school (along the curved red-painted curb).
    • Each morning, staff members are at the beginning of the drop-off zone (the start of the sidewalk) and at the end of the drop-off zone (the walkway that leads to the front doors of the school).
    • Parents should only drop off students between the staff members on duty.
    • Your child’s temperature will be taken before your child exits your vehicle. If their temperature is 100.4° or higher, they will not be allowed into school, and you will take them back home.
    • Parents should stay in their car at all times. You may not walk your child into the building due to COVID guidelines.
    • Students may be dropped off after 8:40 a.m. (There is no supervision before this time.)
    • The first bell rings at 8:50 a.m., and classes start at 8:55 a.m.

     

    These procedures are for the safety of our students. Staff members can control the flow of traffic by ensuring that cars do not move until all children, coats, scarves, and backpack straps are clear of the vehicles and children are on the sidewalk.

    Please do not use your phone in the parking lot while your vehicle is moving. We need everyone’s full attention to keep students, parents, and staff safe.

     

Departure Procedure

  •  THE AFTERNOON PICK-UP PROCEDURE

    • The front parking lot will be closed to all other traffic from 3:45 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.
    • School ends at 3:55 p.m., and students will be released at this time.
    • Due to COVID guidelines, students being picked up in the car line will be dismissed from their classrooms as their name is called.
    • To minimize your wait time, and to prevent back up on the street, it is OK to arrive for student pickup between 3:55 p.m. and 4:05 p.m.
    • Parents will be asked to display a “family name” sign on the passenger side visor to facilitate student loading. If you are new to our school, that nameplate will be coming home to you in your student’s backpack.
    • Loading spaces are marked with orange cones in the pickup lane. Staff will assist with the loading of cars to keep the line running smoothly.
    • Parents are not permitted in the school building at dismissal time due to COVID guidelines. If you need to pick your student up early, please plan on picking them up from the office prior to 3:30 p.m.

     

    These procedures are for the safety of our students. Staff members can control the flow of traffic by ensuring that cars do not move until all children, coats, scarves, and backpack straps are safely loaded in the vehicle.

    Please do not use your phone in the parking lot while your vehicle is moving. We need everyone’s full attention to keep students, parents, and staff safe.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

  • After School:

    In the event of severe weather at dismissal time, our priority is to keep all children and staff safe.  Given enough advanced warning, we will raise a RED FLAG on our flagpole that will signify that we are holding the children inside until it is safe to dismiss.  Parents always have the option to park, walk in, and pick up their children, but we will NOT send the children out until it is safe to do so.