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 always 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 4, 2019 for students in grades 1 through 5. Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:00 AM, since we do not have supervisory coverage available until that time. Students arriving after 8:30 AM are considered tardy and will need to be accompanied to the office to check in. Dismissal begins at 2:45 PM. Your punctuality is greatly appreciated.

DROP OFF

The earliest time a student may arrive at school is 8:00am. Adult supervision does not begin until 8:00am. Parents who arrive prior to 8:00am will need to stay with their children until 8:00am. Parents/guardians are asked to drop off students at the cafeteria door in the lower parking lot until 8:25am. When exiting the parking lot, please follow the arrows and signs in the parking lot and exit by turning RIGHT onto Central Street. After 8:30am, students entering the building must be accompanied by an adult member to sign them in as they will be considered tardy. 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 lower lot or along Central Street. 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 staff parking only.

DISMISSAL

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 who will be walking home from school will be dismissed at 2:45 PM. Students in grades 2 and 5 exit through the door at the far end of the building in the front (nearest the courthouse). Students in grades 3 and 4 exit through the door in the middle of the building in the back (by the playground). Students in grades K and 1 exit through the door at the far end of the building in the back (nearest the courthouse). Students may walk home unaccompanied by an adult if the school is notified of this request in writing by a legal guardian.

Students who will be utilizing carpool will be dismissed from the cafeteria door in the lower parking lot. Cars will enter the lower lot from the west side of Central Street. NO LEFT turns will be allowed into the parking lot from the east side of Central Street. Cars waiting in line on Central Street will put their hazard lights on. To ensure efficiency, parents/guardians need remain in their car and quickly have children get in the car. Therefore, please practice having your child belt themselves in so that the traffic pattern moves as quickly as possible during this hectic time. Please exit the parking lot by turning RIGHT onto Central Street. There are

NO left turns allowed onto Central Street during dismissal time. If arriving in the carpool line early, please also be mindful that cars are not allowed to idle while parked. As with drop off, the front driveway is reserved for busses and staff parking only. Carpool stops promptly at 3:00pm. Please plan accordingly. If you arrive at the school after 3:00pm to pick up your child, you will need to park and enter the building at the front entrance to pick up your child. Unfortunately, if you, or the designated pick-up person for your child, are late on a routine basis, carpool privileges may be revoked. Finally, please remember to be respectful and kind to the staff at carpool and to the other parents/guardians utilizing this dismissal option at all times.