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Parent/Student Handbook

Arrival and Dismissal

Below are the procedures for student drop-off and pick-up. We appreciate your efforts to make our valet run smoothly and create a safe environment. For maximum safety, please follow our drop-off and pick-up system. During the designated times, staff is on duty to usher students to and from cars.

  • Morning drop-off times, Monday- Friday: 7:30 -8:30 a.m. (school begins at 8:20 a.m.)
  • Afternoon pick-up times, Monday- Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: Grades 1 -5 begins at 2:40 p.m.
  • Afternoon pick-up times on Wednesday: 1st – 5th grade begins at 1:35 p.m. 
  • The gate off of Felton will be open during drop-off Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. and afternoon pick-up times Monday- Friday (except Wednesdays) 2:40 -3:15 p.m. The gate will be open on  Wednesday during pick-up times: 1:35 -2:00 p.m.
  • Students in grades 1st - 2nd : teachers will walk out with their class and will be lined up with their students in front of the school near the Kindergarten gate.
  • Students in grades 3rd - 5th: teachers will walk out with their class and will be lined up outside on the grass by the blue gate by room 16 and 20.
  •  If you have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader, the 5th grader will walk to the 2nd grade pick-up area.
  • If you have a student at Adams Middle School they will no longer be able to walk through Washington’s campus. The gate on campus between Washington and Adams will be locked.
Valet
  • Enter the parking lot from Lilienthal Lane. One line of cars will enter the driveway, the lane will divide into two lanes. Stay to the far right if you are picking up a student in 3rd-5th grade. Stay to the left and follow the arrows past the stop sign to pick up students in 1st -2nd grade. If you have more than one child you are picking up, your oldest child will be with their younger sibling. For example, if you have a 3rd and 1st grader, your 3rd grader will be waiting with their first grade sibling.
  • Please do not use your cell phone during pick-up.
  • Students will be walked out by their classroom teacher. Students in grades 1 -2 will be lined up in front of the kindergarten building. Students in grades 3- 5 will be lined up outside by the back gate by room 16 and 20. Students will wait on the sidewalk until the car is at the front of the line. A staff member will help your child to the car.
  • Please do not leave your car for any reason while in the valet.
  • Staff will unload/load the children. Do not encourage students to approach the car or run across the parking lot.
  • Please observe the 5 mph in the parking lot at all times.
  • The middle driveway is an exit only.
  • Staff ensures that no child leaves the walking or valet area without a parent or guardian. 
  • Children attending CDC, Rec., or an after school class will head directly to their destination after school 
Pedestrians
  • Please wait for your child outside the school building. Teachers will walk the students out front and line up by the cones on the sidewalk. 
  • Students in grades 3rd- 5th: if you would like your child to walk home, please notify your child’s teacher so that they may release them without you present.
  • If you are meeting your child at school to walk home together, you may enter and exit in the front of school off of Lilienthal or through the Felton gate during drop-off and pick-up times. There will be a staff member at the Felton gate monitoring walkers.
  • Keep students within hand’s reach at all times once you are beyond the front entrance to school and exiting the back gate on Felton.
  • Lilienthal Lane: use the pedestrian crosswalks with crossing guards and watch for cars exiting the middle driveway.
  • Felton Gate: use the pedestrian crosswalks and watch for cars. Please watch for cars exiting the CDC parking lot.
  • Please walk bicycles along the sidewalk once inside the parking lot and once on the school grounds. Bike racks are located between the Kindergarten building and Room 26.