Pick Up/Drop Off Routine

Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 am – morning entry
  • 10:20-10:35 -recess
  • 11:55-12:55 -lunch
  • 2:15-2:30 -recess
  • 3:30 pm –dismissal

It is very important that all students arrive at school between 8:45 a.m. and the 9 a.m. They should proceed directly to the yard from the school bus drop off. If students are arriving by car, they proceed directly to the yard from the drop off area in the west parking lot off of Colter St. Our kindergarten students will gather in the fenced area on the north side of the school. It is important to ensure that your child arrive before the 9:00 a.m. bell so he/she can enter the school with the class at bell time.

Yard Supervision

School staff supervises students during all recesses as well as before and after school. Supervision in the morning begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. Please do not drop students off at school before 8:45 AM as school staff are not available for supervision. If you are picking up your child at the end of the day, we advise that you do so before 3:15 p.m.

Lunch Time Routines

The following information outlines lunchtime routines for our students. Students remaining at school for lunch will eat in their classrooms from 11:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. From 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m., weather permitting, students are outside in the schoolyard. They are to remain on school property where supervision by school staff is provided. For safety reasons, we ask that students not bring parent permission forms requesting to visit local stores, restaurants for lunch time. If your child’s lunch time routine changes, a note signed by the parent/guardian will be required at that time and for each such occasion and sent to your child’s teacher. Please come to the office and sign them out when you pick them up.

Parking and Student Drop Off / Pick Up

The following is an outline of our school procedures when picking up and dropping off children. These procedures were designed to make pick up and drop off times as safe and efficient as possible for our students. Between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m. as well as between 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. our bus loop is open to school busses and student taxis only. If you are picking up or dropping off children by car at these times we ask you to abide by the following procedures:

  • Before 9 AM and after 3:30 PM, please use the loop in the west parking lot off Colter St. As you enter the parking lot, proceed slowly and cautiously, following the arrows, to the drop off / pick up area adjacent to the schoolyard. Lines are painted on the asphalt next to the fenced area for your child/children to follow. Cars should stop in single file to drop off / pick up students then proceed to exit the parking lot. Do not leave your car unattended in the drop off loop as you will block others.
  • When walking your child to school, there are two options. Parents may drop children off at the front of the school at the sidewalk where students can enter the school yard. Or, you may drop your child off at the entrance to the school yard near the west parking lot. Parents /guardians are asked not to remain on the school yard with their child/ children before 9 a.m. If you feel the need to remain until the 9 a.m. bell, we ask that you wait on the outside of the fence. At 3:30 p.m., rather than coming into the school to pick up your child, we ask you to wait at the exit door where your child’s class is normally dismissed.