Arrival and Dismissal

Important Procedures for Arrival and Dismissal

Please use common sense and caution when entering and exiting the school parking lot during drop-off and pick-up. Drop-off is at 8:30-8:45. Dismissal is at 3:30. 

Arrival/ Drop-Off: 

Buses: Our safety officer has asked for the buses to drop off students from Commercial Street (in front of the school). Barrels will mark this area. Please DO NOT park in this space during arrival or dismissal of school. 

Pre-K (3 year olds):   Parents of  3 year old students should park their car and walk their child to their teacher. 

 

Rolling Drop Off: 

Parents may use the rolling drop off procedure. The parking lot is one-way from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm on school days. Cars should ONLY enter the parking lot from Washington Street on school days. Faculty members and administrators will be stationed along the parking lot near the building to assist with rolling drop off. Adults will open the car door for your child. Your child should be ready to go with his/her backpack. Please have your child seated in the car to exit through the car door closest to the building. Faculty members will escort students from the rolling drop off point to their specific entrances at the front and back of the school. 

Parents are reminded that they should remain in their car at all times during rolling drop-off. If you need to get out of your car, you may park in a designated parking space in the Church parking lot, further down on Commercial Street, or on Tremont Street behind the parking lot. 

 

It is dangerous to back out of a parking space along the retaining wall closest to Washington Street entrance. Pedestrians use this area to access the schoolyard. This is also the route that cars follow to access the drop-off line. When parking in these spaces, please back into the space so you can pull out facing forward when you leave. Otherwise, you may need to wait until drop off is complete and traffic has subsided.

 

The speed limit in the parking lot is 5 miles per hour. For the safety of all community members, this speed limit must be strictly observed.

Please see the diagram below for morning drop-off. 

 

Pick-up/Dismissal:

There is NO rolling drop off for dismissal. Cars may park in all spaces along the retaining wall. Cars should utilize the parking lot for parking. Cars should pull all the way forward towards the end of the driveway near Commercial Street.  There should be two to three lanes of cars. Parents will need to park and pick up his/her child from the teacher. Please DO NOT keep your car on. Please DO NOT leave children unattended in the car. Dismissal will be at 3:30 from your child’s specific entrance.. Please DO NOT double park on the main streets. Please use patience when leaving the area.