Student Drop-Off / Pick Up Procedures
The following arrival and dismissal procedures have been established in order to assure the safety of our students. Please always be courteous to other drivers and vigilant in watching out for the safety of our students.
Drop-off will begin at 8am for students. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 8:00 - 8:20am. Parents/guardians are asked to drop off students at the cafeteria door by the lower parking lot until 8:30am. When exiting the parking lot, please follow the one way driveway towards Cedar Street. During Drop-off time, please do not get out of your car. If you do need to enter the school in the morning, please park in a designated parking space in the large lot on the left hand side of the driveway.
Students arriving after 8:30am will be marked tardy for the day. After 8:30am, students entering the building must be accompanied by an adult member to sign them in as they will be considered tardy. If tardy, please meet Mrs. Fitzgerald at the main entrance.
Please do not park in the two handicapped parking spots in the front of the building without a visible handicap sign on the dashboard of your car. The front driveway is reserved for busses and the lot closest to the building is staff parking only.
Dismissal will begin at 2:45 PM. Students go home many different ways. Please always let the school know if there is a change in the dismissal routine for your child. If someone other than a parent/guardian will be picking-up your child, please send a note to the school indicating such. Any change in dismissal or early dismissal requires a note with parent/guardian signature.
Students in grades K-3 will exit from the upper blacktop. Grades K and 1 exit at the upper doors visible from the driveway. Students in grades 2 and 3 exit through the "map" door at the side of the building. Students in grades 4 and 5 will exit from the main entrance. Students may walk home unaccompanied by an adult if the school is notified of this request in writing by a legal guardian, please contact the office for the walk home form.
Kindergarten and First Grade Students
Kindergarten parents/guardians who are picking their child(ren) up at the end of the school day should meet them at the “upper doors visible from the driveway” at dismissal time regardless of weather. Please remember, only students and school staff are permitted in the pick up area at dismissal time.
Grade One through Five Students
Parents/Guardians of students in grades two through five who are picking their child(ren) up at the end of the school day should meet them at the front gate (4 & 5) or the upper blacktop by the map (2 & 3) at dismissal time regardless of weather. Please remember, only students and school staff are permitted on the blacktop at dismissal time. Please be sure to leave the dismissal area when you have picked up your child, we need to make sure all students have been picked up in order to do so.