Student Drop-Off / Pick Up Procedures

The following drop-off and pick-up procedures have been established in order to assure the safety of our students.
Please be courteous to other drivers and vigilant in watching out for the safety of our students.

Traffic Pattern

The driveway beside the playground is one way from Bradford Street into the main driveway. The driveway leaving the school to Kenneth Court is also one way. When you enter from Bradford Street you must exit by the front driveway or Kenneth Court. When you enter from Morton Street you must exit by Kenneth Court, for safety purposes you can not u-turn at the top of the driveway.

Drop Off

Parents/guardians are asked to drop off students at the sidewalk only in the designated drop-off/pick-up areas that are in front of the school. There is no parking at the front curb. You must drop off your child at the sidewalk and then move on immediately to keep traffic flowing. Please do not get out of your car. If you need to enter the school in the morning, you will have to park in a designated parking space or on the right side of the front driveway as you enter.

Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten students will enter at 8:25 AM from the kindergarten playground which is located on the left side of the school. If the weather is inclement or too cold to be outside, students will report to the gym when they arrive at school. Look for the ‘please enter’ sign displayed in the front window.

Please note that kindergarten students are to go directly to the lobby when they arrive for the first three days. Kindergarten students will go to the kindergarten playground area beginning on the fourth day of school, weather permitting, when they arrive.

Grade One through Five Students

Students in grades one through five will enter at 8:25AM from the playground which is located at the right side of the school. If the weather is inclement or too cold to be outside, students will report to the cafeteria and gym.

Pick Up

Kindergarten parents are to meet their children at the kindergarten playground gate. For grades 1-5, you are askd to remain in or at your car in one of the designated drop-off/pick-up areas along the sidewalk and have your child come to your car. Please do not park and leave a car unattended in a drop-off/pick-up area.

If you have parked your car in a legal parking spot, you may meet your child either at the side or kindergarten playgrounds.

Students who will be walking home from school, or who will be picked-up by a parent/guardian, will be dismissed at 2:45 PM. If someone other than a parent/guardian will be picking-up your child, please send a note to the school indicating such. Any change in dismissal or early dismissal requires a note with parent/guardian signature.

General Safety Procedures

All pedestrians are asked to cross the street within the crosswalks only. Do not cross the street between or in front of the buses.

If you are driving a car, please do not drive by the buses or vans when their lights are flashing. State law requires vehicles to stop when the lights are flashing and mandates a $200 fine for anyone who violates the law.

Double parking in the main parking lot is not permitted. Other no parking areas are designated by the yellow curbs and berms.

Carpooling is strongly encouraged. If you choose to carpool, please notify the school office and your child’s teacher, in writing of the arrangements and the names of the adults with whom your child may be transported.