Student Drop-Off / Pick Up Procedures

The following drop-off and pick-up procedures have been established in order to assure the safety of our students.  Please be courteous to other drivers and vigilant in watching out for the safety of our students.

School Hours

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 3, 2014 for students in grades 1 through 5.  Kindergarten students begin school on Friday, September 5, 2014.  Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:00 AM, since we do not have supervisory coverage available until 8:00 AM .  It is requested that children be dropped off beginning at 8:15 AM when there is more supervisory coverage.  Students are considered tardy after 8:30 AM.  Dismissal begins at 2:42 PM.  Your punctuality is greatly appreciated.  

Traffic Pattern

The driveway in front of the school is one-way at all times.  Please enter from Lowe Avenue only and exit by taking a right turn onto the driveway that runs between Lowe Avenue Extension and Pine Street. 

Drop Off

Parents/guardians are asked to drop off students at the sidewalk only in the designated drop-off/pick-up areas that are in front of the school and adjacent to the lower and upper playgrounds.  The curbs in these areas are painted white to designate them as drop-off/pick-up areas.  There is no parking in these areas. You must drop off your child at the sidewalk and then move on immediately to keep traffic flowing.  If you need to park and walk over to the sidewalk or enter the school in the morning, you will have to park in a designated parking space. Only students and school staff are permitted on the blacktop or playground at drop off time.

Kindergarten and First Grade Students

Kindergarten and first grade students will enter from the lower playground that is located on the left side of the school at 8:25 AM. If the weather is inclement, or too cold to be outside, students will report to the cafeteria when they arrive at school.  Please see the "IN/OUT" signs displayed at the front and side doors.

Please note that kindergarten students are to go directly to the cafeteria if the signs read "IN". Kindergarten students will go to the lower playground area if the signs read "OUT."

Grade Two through Five Students

Students in grades two through five will enter from the upper playground that is located at the right side of school at 8:25 AM. If the weather is inclement or too cold to be outside, second grade students will report to the cafeteria and third through fifth grade students will report to the gym.                                                                                               

Pick Up

Kindergarten parents are to meet their child at the playground gate (if the signs read "OUT") or in the lobby (if the sign reads "IN").  Only students and school staff are permitted on the blacktop at dismissal time.

When picking up children in the afternoon using the drive up method, you are asked to remain in or at your car in one of the designated drop-off/pick-up areas along the sidewalk and have your child come to your car.  Please do not park and leave a car unattended in a drop-off/pick-up area.

If you have parked your car in a legal parking spot, you may meet your child either in the front lobby, if the weather is inclement, or outside the lower playground gate when the weather is nice. 

Students who will be walking home from school, or who will be picked-up by a parent/guardian, will be dismissed at 2:42 PM.  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.

General Safety Procedures

All pedestrians are asked to cross the street within the crosswalks only.  Do not cross the street between or in front of the buses.

If you are driving a car, please do not drive by the buses or vans when their lights are flashing.  State law requires vehicles to stop when the lights are flashing and mandates a $200 fine for anyone who violates the law.

If you choose to carpool, please notify the school office and your childís teacher in writing of the arrangements and the names of the adults with whom your child may be transported.