Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures

  • 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:

    Morning Student Drop-Off

    • Student drop-off area is supervised daily from 7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Students should not arrive prior to 7:45 a.m. Students arriving to school after 8:00 a.m. will be marked tardy.
    • Vehicles should pull as far forward as you can without going around other stopped cars.
    • Parents should remain in your vehicles at all times. Please allow staff supervisors to open your vehicle’s door to let your student(s) out.
    • In the event a parent needs to get out of his/her vehicle, please pull into one of the parking spots.
    • Never leave your vehicle unattended in the drop-off lane.
    • If your student exits from the driver’s side of your vehicle, please ensure he/she crosses in front of your vehicle.  

     WES Map of Morning Arrival Route

    Afternoon Student Pick-Up

    • Student pick-up area is supervised daily from 2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
    • Changes in students’ after school transportation should be communicated to the main office and your child’s classroom teacher as soon as possible. This information should be communicated to the main office and your child’s classroom teacher on or before the morning of the day of the transportation change. 
    • Please wait in your vehicle for your child to be brought to your car after dismissal.
    • Please do not block the front parking lot if you are waiting to pull into the side lot to pick up your student(s). Instead, please leave a gap that will allow traffic to continue to flow in and out of the front lot.
    • Never leave your vehicle unattended in the pick-up lane.

    *Please note that in Illinois, it is illegal for drivers to use a cell phone while driving through a school speed zone. In addition, the laws regarding vehicles stopping for school buses apply to all drivers, including those on school property. Please stop for school buses displaying flashing red lights and an extended stop arm. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our students safe!

    WES Map of Afternoon Dismissal Route