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Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Posted Date: 8/25/23 (5:37 PM)

Arrival and Dismissal Information:

With the start of a new school year, I want to share some important information and reminders about our arrival and dismissal procedures.  Our highest priority is to ensure that we are safe and efficient during these times.  Every family following our protocols and procedures will help make sure that we can do that.  Our procedures are the same as last year but please take a moment to review them.  Also note that on the first few days of school we have a high volume of parents driving their students to school.  You should anticipate that arrival/dismissal will take longer than usual, once we are in a consistent routine I assure you that process will speed up with time.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  

Permanent Daily Dismissal Plan:

    Many families shared their student’s permanent daily dismissal plan with their teacher at the Welcome Back Event.  Families who were not able to attend have received a form through Parent Square to complete.  Please ensure that this gets completed as soon as possible to make sure we know how your student is getting home.  

**If your student has a different plan for the first day of school (i.e. they are typically a bus rider but on the first day they are parent pick-up) you need to call and notify the Main Office before 1:00, otherwise they will go home their typical way.**

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures: 

  • All parent vehicles are expected to enter the pick-up from 67th Street.  (ADA accessible vehicles are permitted to park in the Staff Lot).  You can see the map below.  

  • Vehicles are permitted to park in the Community Garden lot and walk up to the drop off location.  

  • Follow all directional arrows - cars are not permitted to skip the line of vehicles to park in the Visitor Lot or the Community Garden.  This would require a vehicle to drive in the opposite lane of traffic and poses a serious safety risk for our students and families. 

  • Vehicles will drive up the hill from 67th and loop around to the blue loading/unloading zone.  

  • Students would be dropped off in the blue loading/unloading area only, as this is where we have adult supervision.  

  • Vehicles should pull as far forward in the blue zone, this allows us to have more students exit or enter their vehicle, and get vehicles through the line faster.  

  • Students need to exit on the right hand side of the car independently.  If your student needs helps buckling or unbuckling you should plan on parking and then walking them up.  

  • Once your student has exited the vehicle, vehicles are permitted to slowly pull out and loop back around to 67th street.  

  • If you are walking, please stay within all crosswalks and avoid walking across the parking lot and through lanes of cars.  

  • Additionally, if you are walking, please stage by the kinder corral at dismissal with your student’s name placard.  A supervision staff member will send your student to you.  

  • Your student’s name placard should be displayed in the right hand side of the vehicle at pick-up, which will help us be as efficient as possible.  

Arrival and Dismissal Times:

  • To ensure that we have appropriate supervision, students who are parent drop off are not permitted to be dropped off before 8:05 unless they are eating breakfast. If they are dropped off early you will be directed to have them remain in your vehicle and park or loop back around until 8:05.

  • Please see arrival and dismissal times below: 

Arrival - Daily Schedule

(M, T, Th, F)

Arrival - Late Start Wednesday 

7:45 for students eating breakfast

8:05 for all other students

8:15 school starts

8:20 students will be directed to check in at the Main Office to get a tardy slip  

8:45 for students eating breakfast

9:05 for all other students

9:15 school starts

9:20 students will be directed to check in at the Main Office to get a tardy slip 

Dismissal: 2:35

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