The school day begins at 9:05 am. Please allow enough time for walkers and car-riders to enter the building, go to their lockers and prepare for the day before school starts, otherwise students are marked as tardy.
Only car riders may enter the building through the side entrance (nearest the parking lot). When dropping off your children in the morning, please do not arrive before 8:45 a.m., as students are admitted to the building beginning at 8:50 a.m. Because the driveway is narrow as it goes around the building and by the side door, this will help alleviate the congestion and safety concerns for our morning traffic pattern. Have your children exit the side of your car nearest the sidewalk to ensure their safety. Breakfast is available for all students in the cafeteria when they arrive.
All families who have indicated that they will be picking up their child(ren) every day will receive 2 rear view mirror tags with a number on them. Families will also receive 1 book bag tag with the same number as the car tag for each of their children.
Please hang the car tag on your rearview mirror when you are picking up your child. Each tag will have an elastic band that will allow you to tuck the tag behind a sun visor when you are driving. The book bag tag should be securely attached to your child(ren)’s bookbag using the provided strap.
If your child is normally a car rider and someone who does not have a car tag is picking up your child, that person must come to the main office with ID in order to sign out your child. That person must be on the pick up list and you must call the office to confirm those plans so that we know who to expect to sign out your child.
Parents will stay in vehicles and form a line that begins in the drop off/pick up zone at the side door of the parking lot - much the same as when you drop off your child(ren) in the morning. Please pull all the way up to the first sign if you are the first car in line and as cars exit the line.
Students will be released from the side door to get into their car. There will be staff members checking for car tags and matching numbers on the backpack tags. Children will enter the cars from the sidewalk and will not be permitted to walk around a car to enter on the other side.
If your child requires a car seat, we ask that your child enter your car and you pull into a parking space to buckle your child into their seat so that we can keep the line moving and allow school buses access to their parking spots at the front of the school.
We will begin dismissal to cars at 3:20 p.m.
NOTE: There is NO PARKING along any curb. These are designated as fire lanes or bus lanes. PARKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL FOR STUDENT PICK UP EXCEPT FOR HANDICAPPED PARKING
Students designated as walkers are dismissed as a group via the school intercom system after the car riders and early bus riders have exited the building. The students line up at the main doors and exit as a group to the sidewalk that leads to the footpath and crossing guard. Some parents may choose to meet their children at the footpath or crosswalk. Parents who choose to meet designated walkers at the school or on school property must sign out their child/ren at the office.
Bus riders will be dismissed as buses arrive following the car rider dismissal. Each day during the first weeks of school, bus departure times from our building will improve. Remember that kindergarten students begin riding the bus during the second week of school, so there may be some delays as we make sure that our youngest friends are safely on the correct buses.