Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Arrival & Dismissal


School starts at 8:25 a.m..  Students who are dropped off should arrive at school no earlier than 8:15 a.m..  Those who arrive after 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  School dismisses at 3:50 p.m..   
With over 460 students at our school, arrival and dismissal takes a coordinated effort from all of us.  Our primary goal is safety. .  . and we want to get kids going to where they need to be for learning or after-school activities in a timely fashion, too.  Please familiarize yourself with our pick up and drop off procedures.    If you need help to understand them, please ask!

 A couple of reminders to keep our kids safe . . .


Please be mindful that our students who walk home and/or ride their bikes to school will need to cross traffic near the pick-up zone.  Safety Patrol members will be there to help direct the students crossing. Car drivers are asked to be extra vigilant in this area - being careful to  leave the crosswalk clear for pedestrians.

Bus Lanes

The yellow cross-hatch lanes along the east end of the parking lot are designated for bus traffic.  This is an essential part of our traffic flow design. Buses need to be able to get in to the lot even when there are cars traveling in both directions.  Please be sure not to park your car in the yellow zone. While waiting to enter the pickup cue area, please be sure to have the passenger side of your car completely clear of the yellow lanes.

Please Pull Forward as far as possible when dropping off and picking up your child.  We hope to load/unload as many cars as possible at a time.

Talk with Your Child(ren)

Please talk with your child about the importance of waiting safely and watching for you in the pick-up cue.   Students should be standing or sitting in the area designated for the first letter of their last name. If families where children have different last names, one spot can be designated so children can sit together.  





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