Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures

  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
    Please know that our building has developed this plan to maximize student safety. In an effort to promote a safe and effective system for student drop-off and pick-up, we ask that families please adhere to the following procedures.

    To assist parents in a more timely drop-off/pick-up procedure we have added an additional car rider location (please see map below). There are now two locations that will divide our population by grade levels that may be utilized for drop-off and pick-up of your child(ren). 

    Also, students are dismissed from school in staggered times. If your child doesn’t exit the building with other students, please know that they may not have been dismissed from their classroom. This has been put in place to assist with social distancing. 

    Thank you for your patience during the first week when coming to the building during arrival and dismissal. The new guidelines will increase the time needed to drop-off and/or pick-up your child, however, we are confident that after a few days we will be able to complete this process with efficiency. We want to keep your children safe so we thank you in advance for your support.

    Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures

    Car Rider Dismissal 

    • All students will be assigned a number and color; Students from the same family will share a number and will be assigned the color of the youngest sibling.
    • On Tuesday, 8/10/21, you will receive an email from your child’s classroom teacher with your students color and number. 
    • As a reminder, if you plan to pick your child up from school on Thursday, 8/12/21, please have a piece of paper with your color and number prominently displayed in your passenger side window.
    • Please know that we will practice with your child to learn the dismissal process and we will look for you in your designated loading/unloading zone.
    • Backpack tags will be provided to each student with student name, teacher name, and family number. They will be printed on the appropriate grade level color and laminated. 
    • Students who are also bus riders will receive a second tag with their bus route number. These will also be attached to student backpacks.
    • Parents will be provided two color coded signs printed with their family number.  Please place this sign on the passenger side window so the car supervisors can see the information.
    • As you approach the loading zone supervisors will radio into school with your sign color and number. Indoor supervisors will send your students out to load into your vehicle.
    • This process has been put into place to assist with social distancing and supervision of students.
    • If during the year you require a replacement sign, please feel free to make a new one, or please notify your child’s teacher.

    K-2nd Grades (Only) Car Loading/Unloading Zone 1 

    • This is located in the parking lot off of Klick Street. 
    • You may approach the parking lot from Terwilliger or Edgewood.
    • Pull your car as far forward in the loading/unloading zone as possible. Only cars in the loading/unloading zone may unload students.
    • Once your car is stopped, students may quickly enter/exit your vehicle from the passenger side only.
    • Students dropped off in Car Loading/Unloading Zone 1 at 7:45 AM will enter via Door 7 and proceed directly to their classrooms.
    • When in the drop-off/pick-up line please do not pass other cars that are dropping off or picking up their child(ren).
    • Slowly move forward in line and exit the parking lot by turning right onto Klick Street as this is a one way street only during drop-off and pick-up times. 

    3rd-5th Grades (And younger K-2 siblings) Car Loading/Unloading Zone 2 

    • This is located on Terwilliger Street
    • I have also included a recommended approach to school so that all vehicles are heading in the right direction. Head West on Route 72, turn right on Prairieview Parkway, follow through the neighborhood to a right turn on Terwilliger.

    3rd-5th Grades (And younger K-2 siblings) Car Loading/Unloading Zone 2

    • Pull your car as far forward in the loading/unloading zone as possible.
    • The loading and unloading zone (indicated by orange cones) will be along the length of the purple arrow indicated on the first map. 
    • Once your car is stopped, students may quickly enter/exit your vehicle from the passenger side.
    • Multiple students may exit their separate cars in the loading/unloading zone at one time.
    • In the morning, students may utilize the sidewalk and/or the grassy area to move to their entrance doors.
    • When in the drop-off/pick-up line please do not pass other cars that are dropping or picking up their child(ren).
    • Slowly move forward in line and proceed down Terwilliger.

    **Please note you will only go to one car loading/unloading zone.**

    Inclement Weather Dismissal Plan Zone 1

    In the event of inclement weather (rain or temperatures below 10 degrees), the dismissal plan will remain in place except students will wait inside until their color and number are called. This may slow down the pick up process, so we kindly ask for your patience in those situations.

    Inclement Weather Arrival/Dismissal Plan Zone 2

    In the event of inclement weather (rain or temperatures below 10 degrees), please follow the instructions below.

    • Line up on Terwilliger, pulling up to the first orange cone.
    • Once the busses depart, staff members will direct you to enter the front drive.
    • Pull up to the next orange cone, located directly in front of Door 2, where your student(s) will enter/exit the building.
    • When in the drop-off/pick-up line please do not pass other cars that are dropping off or picking up their child(ren).
    • Slowly exit the main drive and proceed down Terwilliger.

    Bus Loading/Unloading Zone

    • Bus loading/unloading occurs in the drive in front of the school.
    • When unloading, students will exit buses and proceed in through either Door 1 or Door 2.
    • When loading, students will be called by bus number to exit the building during dismissal time to maintain social distancing.

    Walkers

    • Students will exit out of Door 2 of the building and proceed to sidewalk areas to walk home.
    • If you wish to greet your child, please meet at the designated Walker Meeting Area next to the playground (please see map).
    • Please do not have your child meet you in the bus drop-off/pick-up zone. This zone extends from the entrance to the exit in the front of the building.
    • This can be very dangerous with the moving buses. If your child is a walker and you plan to meet them, please meet them in the walker meeting area.

    Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures

    Bike Riders

    • We have installed brand new bike racks. These racks are located off of the blacktop area in the back of the building near the gym (please see map). 
    • Students may park their bikes and then proceed in through Door 5 directly to their classroom.
    • Students will exit out of school at Door 5 to retrieve bikes and proceed home.

    Guidelines

    • To maintain social distance, parents are not permitted to wait at the front doors for their children as this area is also congested with students loading busses. 
    • If your child is walking or riding their bike and you would like to meet them, please wait for your student in the designated Walker Meeting Area. (please see map).
    • Please do not park, or exit your vehicle in either of the car pick-up locations.
    • Students can be dropped off at 7:45 AM. Please do not drop your child off prior to that time as there is no supervision.