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Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures

The school day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. The safety of all our children is our top priority.

Arrival: Students are not to arrive before 8:40 a.m. Car riders are to enter the building at the main entrance. For your child’s safety, children are to wait for a school employee who will begin student arrivals, unloading one lane at a time.

All bus and daycare van riders will unload at Door #10.

Dismissal: At 3:25 p.m. car riders will be dismissed. Then at 3:30 p.m., daycare riders will be dismissed. All car riders must be picked up promptly between 3:30 and 3:50 p.m. each afternoon. Car rider tags will be issued at Open House and from the front office as needed. Each family will receive one car rider tag. Additional tags can be purchased in the office for $1.00. Students will not be released unless a car rider tag is present.

In the event that you forget your tag, you will need to park and come into the office with identification.

Bus riders will be dismissed at 3:35 p.m.

Students boarding the school bus
Bus Rider Information

To sign up for bus transportation, please click here.

To help your child be ready for bus transportation, please teach them the following:

  • If your student misses the bus at their regular stop, do not follow the bus to the next stop and let your child walk/run beside the bus to get on.  The driver cannot see the student in the danger zone, especially if it is dark and could possibly hit them as they pull away from the stop.  Take your student to school.
  • Make children stay at least 10 feet away from the bus until they begin to enter.  Children will be able to see the driver and the driver can see them.
  • If children must cross the street to the bus they should cross the street 10 feet (five giant steps) in front of the bus where they can see the driver and the driver can see them.
  • Warn children that, if they drop something, they should never pick it up.  Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver’s instructions. If they bend over to pick up a dropped object, they might not be seen by the driver and could be hurt if the driver pulls away from the stop.
  • Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus. Car drivers in a hurry sometimes try to sneak by the bus on the right hand side.
  • Teach your child to secure loose drawstrings and other objects that may get caught in the handrail or door of the bus as they are exiting.
  • If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited at seeing you  after school that they may dash across the street and forget the safety rules.


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