Arrival Procedures 2017-2018
Due to the change in start times for our days for the new school year, we have made some changes to our arrival procedures. I wanted to make sure you are aware of the changes so you can plan accordingly.
Our school day will start promptly at 9:05 a.m. All students that arrive in their classroom past 9:05 will be marked tardy. Take note, this is 15 minutes later than past years.
Our doors will open at 8:45 a.m. Students that attend breakfast may go to the cafeteria at that time. Students who are not attending breakfast will be expected to go to their classrooms at that time, unpack and be ready for the school day to start at 9:05 a.m.
For several years, students have been entering the school prior to the bell. This has worked very well for our primary students. Primary students will continue to come inside and sit in the halls. However, our intermediate students have been entering the gym and have been under the supervision of the safety patrols only. This is a safety and liability issue, and teachers will be in meetings so they cannot cover this duty. Therefore, the intermediate students will be lining up outside the front doors until the bell rings this year. There will be 3 lines, one for each grade level. In the case of inclement weather, we will bring them inside. Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:40, as there is no supervision outside until the bell rings. As stated prior, our staff will be participating in meetings prior to the school day on many occasions. Therefore, please be sure to drop your child off after 8:40 a.m.
If you have any questions regarding our new procedures, please feel free to reach out. We are happy to host questions!
Our new dismissal time will be 3:30 p.m. and our procedures for dismissal will remain the same at this time.
Thank you for your partnership!
Cheryl Cox/Lori Austin