Arrival Drop-off and Dismissal Pickup Guidelines
School doors open at 8:40 AM.
Students arriving by bus will be greeted by staff members and escorted into the building. Once inside, staff guidance is provided until children know where to go.
If you must drive your child to school in the morning, arrive between 8:40 - 8:55 AM. Students riding in cars will be dropped off at the rear entrance of the building. Drivers will enter the school driveway, continue straight to the rear entrance and drop students off from the driver’s side of the car. Staff members will be waiting at the door to receive the students. Do not drop children off before 8:40 AM unless they are enrolled in the Sunrise/Sunset program.
CHILDREN ARRIVING AFTER 8:55 AM MUST BE ACCOMPANIED TO THE MAIN OFFICE BY THEIR PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND MUST BE SIGNED IN. The nurse will issue the child a late slip.
School dismissal ends at 3:10 PM. When there is a scheduled early dismissal, the closing time is 12:55 PM, after all students have eaten lunch.
Most students ride the school bus home. Children are escorted to the passenger loading area to the right of the building. School staff stays with the children until they are on the buses.
If you wish to pick up your child at dismissal, you must send a note with your child in the morning or call the day of the early dismissal. The note should be addressed to your child's teacher and it should show your child's name, classroom number, date and time of pick up. You must send a separate note for each daily occasion. You must sign your child out of the building even though you've sent a note and even if the child is picked up every day. Teachers will not release or dismiss a child without proper notification. Please understand that these procedures are in place for the safety of your children. Your cooperation is important and expected.
All pickups are at the Speedwell Ave entrance unless they are prior to 3:00 pm. If you wish to pick up your child at any other time during the day, see a member of the office staff.
If your child is enrolled in the Sunset program or an After School program, he/she will be escorted to the cafeteria or office where program leaders or staff members will be waiting.