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Arrival and Dismissal




Teachers will pick up their students at the doors and walk them to the classroom, and then drop them off at the same doors at the end of each day.  Parents will say their "good-bye's" before the students enter the building.  Parents should not enter the building.

All cars will be routed out of the main parking lot through the connector lane and exiting through the bus loop.  NO CARS will be exiting the main exit during Arrival or Dismissal.  It is of utmost importance that everyone is PATIENT AND AWARE of pedestrians.  NO ONE is PERMITTED to exit onto McCann Street via the entrance at any time.  All left turns are still a ticketable offense.

Thank you in advance for all your support and cooperation!!!


ARRIVAL - Parents will still be allowed to drive up in the main parking lot (3rd, 4th, 5th) and bus loop (1st & 2nd) to drop off students.  If you choose this option you MUST continue on through the lane to keep traffic flowing.  It is important that you plan ahead and have your child prepared to exit your car as quickly as possible.  Please be aware that traffic will be flowing into the bus loop from both McCann and the main parking lot.  There is NO STOPPING, NO STANDING, & NO PARKING IN ANY TRAFFIC FLOW LANE! If you need to park for any period of time, other than letting your child out of the car, you MUST park in a parking space.  


DISMISSAL - All cars will be routed out of the main parking lot through the new connector lane and exiting through the bus loop lane.  NO CARS will be exiting the main exit.  Please be aware that traffic will be flowing into the bus loop from both McCann and the main parking lot. There is NO STOPPING, NO STANDING, & NO PARKING IN ANY TRAFFIC FLOW LANE!


Mrs. Chatham - Transitional Kindergarten


Drop off:  students will line up outside the bus loop doors (McCann side of building).  Teacher will pick the students up and walk them to the classroom.  Parents must remain outside of the building.

Pick up:  students will be escorted to the bus loop doors (McCann side of building) to be picked up by their families directly from the Teacher.


Mrs. Noble – Mrs. Vasich - Kindergarten


Drop off:  students will line up outside the main lobby doors.  Teachers will pick the students up and walk them to the classroom. Parents must wait with their child until the doors open.  Parents must remain outside of the building.

Pick up:  students will be escorted to the main lobby doors to be picked up by their families directly from the Teacher.


First Grade-Mrs. Menna - Mrs. Wooten - Second Grade-Mrs. Smith - Ms. Thomas


Drop off:  students will line up outside the bus loop doors (McCann side of building).  Teacher will pick the students up and walk them to the classroom.  Parents must remain outside of the building.

Pick up:  students will be escorted to the bus loop doors (McCann side of building) to be picked up by their families directly from the Teacher.


Mrs. Behm – Mrs. Gervasi/Mrs. Miles - Third Grade


Drop off:  students will line up at the Recess doors (last set of doors off the blacktop/playground). Teachers will pick the students up and walk them to the classroom.  Parents must remain outside of the building.

Pick up:  students will be escorted to the Recess doors (last set of doors off the blacktop/playground) to be picked up by their families from the Teacher.



Fourth Grade - Mrs. Ballantyne/Mrs. Davis - Mrs. Vitale-Karawan

Fifth Grade - Mr. Piestrak – Mrs. Witkowski


Drop off:  students will line up at the doors right off the playscape/playground

(Pod 3-closest to the parking lot). Teachers will pick the students up and walk them to the classroom.  Parents must remain outside of the building.

Pick up:  students will be escorted to the doors right off the playscape/playground (Pod 3-closest to the parking lot) to be picked up by their families.


Doors will open at 8:10 a.m.  Students should not arrive earlier than 8:05 a.m., unless they are eating breakfast.  Parents of TK and K must wait with their child until the Teacher picks them up. Parents of 1st & 2nd are encouraged to wait with their child until the doors open at 8:10 a.m., unless the parent is comfortable with the oldest child waiting with the youngest child.  Students arriving after 8:15 a.m. must go through the main lobby doors to check in with the office.  


Families with 2 or more children and/or Carpools:  

To make things easier on parents with more than one child, you will have the option of dropping off and picking up in one location.   The oldest students may be dropped off and dismissed with their youngest siblings.  For example, a family with a 5th grader and a 1st grader attending Allen – the 5th grader will go to the 1st graders drop off door in the morning and enter with the first grade class and then walk to their own classroom.  At the end of the day the 5th grader will walk to the first graders classroom and be dismissed from there.)  Parents, if you wish to utilize this option, please send a note into the oldest students teacher indicating this, along with the teacher’s name.

If several families carpool and wish to pick up students at one door they will need to send a note into all of the teachers asking them to send the students to the youngest students classroom for dismissal.  Please make sure you indicate the teacher of the youngest student.


Safeties:  

Safeties will be assigned to each classroom to stand with the class at the entry and exit doors.




Site updated on November 21, 2017