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School Start and End Times
School Start Time: 7:50 AM
School Dismissed: 3:15 PM
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School begins at 7:50 and dismisses at 3:15. Students can enter the building for breakfast at 7:20. Breakfast will be served until 7:45. Students will be allowed on the playground at 7:40. There will not be adult supervision until that time so we are requesting parents not bring their children until then.
A few reminders –
- Please be sure to call the school to let us know if your child will not be attending school. We will be making home contacts to check on absences so that we are certain that students are safe.
- If you plan to eat lunch with your child, please call the office by 8:30 a.m. Please be prepared to order choice a or b from the lunch menu.
- Communication between school and our families is very important. We will send home Wednesday folders each week with information from the school and your child’s classroom. Please be sure to check these folders each Wednesday and return them the following day so that they will be ready to send home the next week.
- Your child’s teacher and the administration are always available to visit with you regarding any questions or concerns that you might have. Please be sure to let us know how we can help your child to be successful at school. We are all most successful if we are collaborating and working together.
STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
Traffic and parking along 21st Street will be changed during student drop-off and pick-up times. Short term parking (2 minutes or less) will be allowed along the south side of 21st Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue during student drop-off and pick-up. The intent is for the parent to stay in the vehicle and to park long enough for the student to safely exit/enter the vehicle, after which the parent will vacate the parking space.
Barricades will be used at 6th Avenue to delineate a protected crosswalk from the northeast corner of the intersection with 21st Street, south to the school sidewalk. This protected crosswalk will be in place during the hours of student drop-off and pick-up. During student drop-off and pick-up times east bound traffic on 21st will only be allowed to make a left-hand turn on to 21st Avenue (north bound).
Parking along the south side of 21st Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue will be limited to daycare van parking during student drop-off and pick-up. The north side of 21st Street in this location will be teacher parking only.
Traffic on 7th Avenue will not be allowed to turn (west bound) on to 21st Street during drop-off and pick-up. Barricades will be used at 21st Street to delineate a protected crosswalk on the west side of 7th Avenue and 21st to prevent west bound traffic from entering during student drop-off and pick-up times.
General instructions for student drop-off and pick-up:
From 5th Avenue, enter 21st Street east bound and pull up to the south yellow curb as far to the east as there is space and allow the student to exit/enter from the right side of the vehicle. The driver shall remain in the vehicle and once the student is safely on the sidewalk, proceed east to 6th Street, turning left (north) on to 6th Avenue.
Parents who wish to park and walk their kids to the school playground or park and walk up to pick up their kids after school need to park in the blue areas shown around the school.