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Morning Drop-Off Procedures (7:45-8:10 a.m.)

1.  All parents are strongly encouraged to not drop students off on the Pedretti Road side of the building and to use the Robben Lane drop off procedures.

2.  All parents are strongly encouraged to use the Drop-and-Go procedures off of Robben Lane and to refrain from parking the car and walking the children to school.  It is safer to do so with far fewer persons having to cross at the crosswalk and walk between moving vehicles.  Also, we are trying to teach the children to be responsible for themselves and find their own way to the classroom.  They would do this on a daily basis if they were being brought to school on buses.  The only exception to this is when students need help carrying large projects into the building.  For those occasions, park in the West lot and help your child use the painted crosswalk to get to the building.

3.  When entering the school yard in the morning, use the traffic flow pattern shown below.

4.  Drivers must pull forward as much as possible along the white line.  Please do not leave car lengths between cars.

5.  Children should be ready to exit the right side of the car when the car is on the white line.

6.  Crossing guards are the only people to cross the waiting children.  PLEASE FOLLOW AND RESPECT THEIR DIRECTIONS.


Afternoon Dismissal Procedures 

The objective is to minimize the opportunity for unfortunate accidents by creating and maintaining a safe and orderly system for dismissal.  The safety of our students is our top priority.  

Please refer to the Afternoon Dismissal Parking Diagram.

Entrance Only:  Please enter by the driveway from Delhi Pike by the funeral home.  This will be the only open entrance into the parking lot.  Please park in:

Section A—Exit right out of Gate #2 onto Robben Ln.

Section B—Exit left out of Gate #1 onto Robben Ln.

Section C—Exit behind school to Pedretti Rd.

Please park starting in Row 1, 2, 3, etc. in Section A, B or C.  Please park following the diagram and ignore the painted parking spaces for dismissal, especially in sections A & B.

At 2:55 p.m. the following groups will be dismissed:

Bus Riders:  Students must exit the doors facing the Pedretti Rd. side (by the modular unit) and catch their designated bus.  Students are dismissed according to order of the arrival of the buses.  Students will wait in their homerooms until their bus is called.  Misconduct will not be tolerated on the buses.  If a student violates the bus regulations, he or she will be reported to the principal.  Appropriate action will be taken to maintain order on the school buses to insure the safety of all.

Walkers:  Students are expected to walk home immediately after being dismissed.

All students in grades K-3:  Parents are encouraged to meet the students by their exit and walk them to their car.  We realize some students can walk on their own to their parent’s car.

At 3:00 p.m. car riders in grades 4-8 will be released to find their parents/carpool and get in their cars. 

Once all students are safely in their vehicles, staff members will dismiss cars row by row from each section.  You may exit left or right onto Robben Ln, depending upon what section you park in, A or B.  You may also exit behind the gym/school onto Pedretti Rd. from section C. 

At no time will children be allowed to run or walk in the parking lot while vehicles are exiting.  We ask that all vehicles park in a forward direction toward the section exit so that no one has to put his or her vehicle in reverse to exit.  Once all of the vehicles have exited, school personnel will walk any remaining students back to the porch by the office to wait for their parents.  Students who are not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will be sent to the Afterschool Program. 

Please try to schedule after school appointments with the new dismissal procedure in mind.  If you cannot get an appointment that would allow you the extra few minutes you need to abide by these procedures, please send a note to school and take your child out by 2:30 p.m.

Parking During School Hours

1.  When coming to school between the hours of 8:10 a.m. and 2 p.m., please park as close to school as possible and only in designated parking spaces.  The entire west portion of the parking lot from the heavy white line to Robben Lane is needed for class and lunch recesses during the school day.  This especially applies to those who will be here for long periods of time working in church, the school, the library, the cafeteria, or on a field trip.

2.  During the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., carefully enter and leave the school lot by way of the driveway off of Delhi Pike parallel to the funeral home.


Student Walkers

1.  Students are expected to walk directly to school or home from school.

2.  Cross streets only at intersections or designated crosswalks.

3.  Avoid cutting across all yards, gardens, or private property.

4.  Come to the office to call home if remaining at school.

5.  Bicycles or scooters are to be walked to the bike rack upon coming onto the school property.

6.  Walkers and bicycle riders are to leave the school grounds immediately upon dismissal.


Playground Procedures

1.  Running games should not be played while waiting for the bell before school begins in the morning.  Students should stand near the area where they enter school.  Students will be admitted to the building at 7:50 a.m.  During inclement weather students may assemble in the lunchroom until 7:50 a.m.

2.  Play is permitted in assigned areas only.

3.  No dangerous objects may be thrown or kicked.

4.  Rough games involving shoving or pushing are forbidden.

5.  Walk to lines when the bell rings at assembly.

6.  When coming to school when students are on the playground, parents are to enter and leave the lot with extreme caution, are not permitted to interact with any students on the playground, and are not permitted to take children from the playground without having prior permission from the school office.

7.  Students may bring balls from home for use on the playground; however, students should not bring toys or games of any sort to school.