Student Drop-Off / Pick Up Procedures

School Hours

School hours for all students, Monday - Friday are 8:25 AM - 2:45 PM. 

Student Arrival / Dismissal 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.

January 2021 New Traffic Pattern Information

Arrival

On in-person learning days, students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:25 AM, since we do not have supervisory coverage available until that time. Your punctuality is greatly appreciated.

Parents/guardians are asked to drop off students at the cafeteria door in the lower parking lot at 8:25 AM. When exiting the parking lot, please follow the arrows and signs in the parking lot and exit by turning RIGHT onto Central Street. During Drop Off time, please do not get out of your car. 

Students arriving after 8:50 AM will be marked tardy for the day. Tardy students need to be escorted into the foyer and signed in by a parent/guardian. Only students will be allowed access beyond the foyer. Students must go directly to the office to retrieve a tardy slip and then proceed to their class. A staff member will greet the parent/guardian in the school foyer where they must sign in their tardy student.

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

Dismissal will begin at 2:40 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 who will be walking home from school will be dismissed at 2:40 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 the carpool will be dismissed from the cafeteria door in the lower parking lot. Carpool dismissal will start at 2:45 PM. 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 to 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 3:00 PM. Please plan accordingly. If you arrive at the school after 3:00 PM to pick up your child, you will need to park and enter the foyer at the front entrance. 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.