School Start Time – 8:00 am
8:15 am Students will be considered tardy
School Dismissal Time – 2:40 pm
Wednesday Early Release – 1:40 pm
Student Pick-up and Drop-off
Due to increased safety concerns in front of the building we are encouraging parents to pick up their children in the parking lot on the corner of Howard and Whitman. This will reduce congestion in front of the building and help with student safety.
Students will not be allowed to load or unload unless the car is parked along a non-yellow curb to avoid student running into the street. We are also asking parents, delivering and picking up children, to drive west on Whitman and pull over to the curb before loading and unloading their children. This might include circling the block, as there are not enough parking spots for everyone at the same time. When loading and unloading children please avoid Newell Street since this is our bussing zone. Lastly, there is a small street directly next to the crosswalk in front of the school. Our students cross this street to walk home and it has become very dangerous with cars pulling in and out. Please avoid using this street at this time.
Kindergarteners will be escorted to the east end of the building (Howard Street). Students will sit on the old entrance steps and wait for parents to get them. Parents are to park in the parking lot off of Howard Street and cross at the crosswalks to get your child. Safety has become and issue as Whitman Street has become too congested for parent pick up. This will also ensure safety of the students as teachers can better monitor which child goes with which parent.
In addition, please avoid parking too close to the crosswalk as this blocks the vision of the oncoming cars and the vision of the crossing guards. We also ask that you keep at least one car length distance free on either side of the crosswalks. Finally, please respect yellow zones as “no parking zones.” Please let us know if you have any additional suggestions to make this area safe and efficient.