With safety as our first concern, the
supervision of our students is our priority! Drop off of students may
begin at 7:15. Even if you are not sure of the time, you will have clues
in the form of fellow parents. There are always a few cars waiting in
line for it to be 7:15. Those folks wouldn’t be waiting if it was time
to release students. Do not drop off students prior to 7:15 at any time.
It is not safe. We can only supervise students beginning at 7:15 when
employees are on duty.
Car riders must be dropped off and picked up in the back circle drive only.
Walkers and bike riders enter the building through the side door off the playground by the Media Center beginning at 7:15 a.m.
Bus riders enter the building through the bus entrance in the front of the school.
At 7:15, students enter the building
and have their choice of participating in any of the morning activities
that we have available including: free play on the playground, fitness
and aerobic exercise with a video in the multipurpose room, extra
academic practice in the computer lab, or go to breakfast. For those who
eat breakfast with us, that needs to happen first, not last.
At 7:30, students are gathered in an
orderly fashion and are escorted to their classrooms. Students are
greeted throughout the building by teachers and staff members along the
way. Their own classroom teacher waits for them just outside their
classroom door. Class begins at 7:45. As of this year, students are
counted tardy after 7:45. We need every minute we can get.
Please do not expect to have a
conference with a teacher in the morning because that is "student
time." We discourage walking students to class for this reason and for
their independence. Pre-k students walking with mom or dad or older
siblings is fine for the beginning of the school year, but please allow
them to show you how much they have grown up during the school year by
walking by themselves. Younger students begin to become independent risk
takers who welcome new learning adventures when they are not tied to
their parents to move down a safe and supervised hallway.