Arrival starts at 8:00am. Students are not allowed in the building until this time. For carpool, cars enter and exit the property using the entrance to the far right of the building. Cars should drive straight and follow the flow of traffic. The front driveway is reserved for busses and staff parking only. Carpool students continue to be dropped off and picked up at the cafeteria door. In the morning, walker students enter the building through the cafeteria door as well.
UNLESS DIRECTED TO DO SO BY OUR CUSTODIAN, PLEASE DO NOT CUT THROUGH THE TRAFFIC CONES TO CUT OFF THE DRIVING PATTERN. THIS IS NOT SAFE AND CAN CAUSE UNNECESSARY TRAFFIC BACK UPS.
Upon entering the school’s parking lot, cars are directed to drive through the back gate, turn left, and drive along the fencing (with the playground to your right) to the end of the blacktop. At this point, cars are directed to make a U turn, and drive back along the building (with the building to your right). Drivers then drive back through the other side of the gate and follow the flow of traffic towards the cafeteria door and out towards Central Street. All cars need to turn right onto Central Street. Left turns will not be allowed. Please see the diagram below for clarification.
It is extremely important that students get in and out of their cars without assistance. Drivers need to stay in their cars at all times. This will ensure that cars are moving through the carpool lane in a timely manner, and it will promote more safety for all! Your help with this is extremely important and appreciated!
Dismissal starts at our second bell at 2:45 pm. All walkers are dismissed out the front of the building. Kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 5 are dismissed out of the front door closest to the court house. Grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 are dismissed out of the front door in the middle of the building.
Please take a look at the graphic below for the traffic pattern at the Wilkins School during arrival and dismissal times.
Please note - because our traffic pattern directs cars behind our building near the playground, for safety purposes it is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED to have students congregating on the playground around arrival and dismissal times.