Procedures for 2021-2022
Walk up arrival is not permitted this year. During our arrival process cars form a waiting line going south on Littler, turning right (west) along 12th Street. Please be mindful not to block our neighbors’ driveways or our parking lot. Cars will move down 12th Street to the south side of the school building into the loading zone. (See map below.) Students remain in the car, for their safety. A teacher will be on duty, ready to supervise at 8:20 for AM class and 12:20 for PM class. The teachers on duty will greet your child and help them out of the car. The children will proceed inside the school building and either sit in the Pup Room or go out to the playground. The duty teacher goes off duty at 8:35 for AM and 12:35 for PM. If you did not make it to the front of the car line by the time the teacher goes off duty, you will need to park your car and walk your child to the school’s front door. If you arrive after 8:40 for AM or 12:40 for PM you will need to check your child in at the SafeSchool kiosk located in the hall entrance as they will be counted tardy. They can safely find their way from there to their classroom. Your student will get a greeting when they enter their classroom.
Dismissal of classes will be at 11:15 for AM and 3:15 for PM. Please be on time each day. Children tend to get concerned when they don’t see their car waiting on them. Children will receive a numbered tag that is specific to each family. This tag should be attached to their backpack, and kept there, the entire year. If your child’s plan for getting home changes, please write a note or call the office to inform us of the change or else we will assume the usual plan is to be followed. An ID will be required when any dismissal change has been made. Children will either sit in their classroom or be escorted to the south side of the school and sit with their class until the duty teacher calls them to a colored pole. If your child can quickly self buckle, please use our car line. Parents come south down Littler and turn right (west) on 12th Street. (See map below.) Please be mindful not to block our neighbors’ driveways or our parking lot. Follow the traffic into the loading zone. There will be 3 colored poles in the loading zone where staff will load your child into the car. Please remain in your car to keep the line moving. You will have received a number card, that matches the numbered backpack tag, to hang from your rearview mirror. Have it hanging from your rearview mirror by the time you turn onto 12th Street. This helps the duty teacher to see the number as soon as possible. The number cards will be used everyday for identification. We will ask for an ID when there is no car tag or if staff is unfamiliar with the person picking up. Students that can not quickly self buckle or parents wishing to walk up to pick up their child will need to park in the parking lot, carry their ID and student’s number card up to the east side of the school and form a line along the building. When appropriate, the duty teacher will call these children to the blue pole as part of the dismissal process.
If the weather is bad during dismissal the children will remain inside the classrooms. Your procedure will not change and the children will exit as they are called.
Click here for a video showing the procedures.
And here’s a helpful aerial photo: