Dismissal Procedures

Bus riders and Explorer’s Club students will be dismissed at 3:01 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and at 1:59 pm on Wednesdays. Students will go directly to the bus or the elementary gym. Once the congestion is cleared from the hallways, the walkers and pick-up students will be released to meet at the front entry of the elementary doors. Students who walk will be dismissed after car riders.

The pick-up line should form in the back row, with the first car facing Welch Street. Once buses pull away, the pick-up line will curve around to follow in the direction of the buses. Student car riders will be assigned a number at the beginning of the year and parents will receive a card with the corresponding number to be visible in their front windows. The monitor at the pick-up line will call for the students based on the number as the car pulls up to the elementary doors. Student walkers will be dismissed after the car riders.

Here are a few suggestions to make this process run smoothly:

  1. If you are the first driver to arrive, please wait at the designated line facing Welch Street (west).
  2. If you have school business to conduct and are also picking up your child, please park and come in after the buses have pulled away.
  3. We will have staff on duty to unite child and parent as quickly as possible.
  4. If an adult is picking up a student who does not have a number card for their car, the office will need to be notified of that change in advance and that adult will need to be on the pick-up list. This adult should be prepared to show a photo ID when they arrive.
  5. On the rare occasion you need to pick up your child before the buses leave, you will need to come in and sign your child out from the office.
  6. A student must have a note if there is any change in the way he/she is to go home. If a child does not have a note, the child will be sent home the way he/she normally goes home. IF the parent forgets to send a note, they should contact the elementary office no later than 2:15 p.m. and a note will be written for the child. Transportation plans cannot be changed after 2:15 p.m. as we cannot ensure that we will be able to contact all involved parties to make the necessary change.
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