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Carpool

Rules and Procedures

DROP OFF During COVID

  • Due to COVID, we will implement a “Kiss and Go” carpool procedure.  Arrival will be from 8:00-8:30 am. Teachers will be ready to accept students as early as 8:00 am. Playground will be closed.  Parents will remain in their cars and follow carpool lane. Staff will be strategically placed in areas for temperature checks:
    • Staff will be waiting at carpool lanes to take student temperature.
    • If students have less than 100.4 temperature, they are allowed to walk to their assigned grade level door.
    • Students who have 100.4 temperature or higher, will be asked to return home and follow quarantine protocol.
    • Walkers, Bike riders will be met at the corner of 67th and Dunkirk. Temperatures will be taken.
    • If students have less than 100.4 temperature, they are allowed to walk to their assigned grade level door
    • If students have 100.4 temperature or higher, they will be asked to return home and follow quarantine. Student will be held in isolation while parent is contacted to come pick up child and follow quarantine protocol.

PICK-UP During COVID

  • Due to COVID, we will implement our “Inclement Weather” dismissal procedure. Dismissal will be at 2:45 p.m. Students will remain in their classrooms and will wait for their names to be called. Students will dismiss from their grade level assigned doors. Parents will follow the carpool lane. Parents will remain in their cars and wait for students to be escorted out.
  • Students who walk/bike home will be dismissed ten minutes after carpool.

DROP OFF

  • Avoid the rush! – Don’t forget that you can drop off your child at 7:30 am on the playground and we will have adult supervision.
  • Two drop off choices – 1) drive through the carpool lane and drop off your child at the curb; 2) park your car in a designated parking spot and drop your child off.
  • The carpool lane is much faster.
  • To keep the flow of carpool drop off going, always pull as far forward as you can before dropping your child off.
  • Your child must get out on the passenger side of the car.
  • Parents need to stay in their car when dropping off their child in the carpool lane.
  • Crosswalks – Please use them when walking through the parking lot – there will be staff crossing guards at each crosswalk.
  • No U turns, please – If you want to park on the west side of Dunkirk, you must go through the parking lot. You cannot make a U turn on Dunkirk.

PICK-UP

  • Elementary school parents – pick up is at 3:30 pm. Please be prompt so that you are at the front of the carpool lane.
  • Middle school parents – pick up is at 3:40 pm. If you’re picking up a child in K-5th with a middle school student, please arrive at school at 3:40 pm. If the weather is too hot or cold, or raining, or snowing, we’ll keep the younger students in the school building as they wait for you to arrive.
  • Two pick up choices – 1) drive through the carpool lane and pick your child up at the curb; 2) park your car in a designated parking spot and walk to carpool to pick them up.
  • The carpool lane is much faster.
  • The lane closest to the curb is for elementary school families and the outer lane is for middle school families.
  • To keep the flow of carpool pick up going, always pull as far forward as you can before picking your child up.
  • Your child must get into the car on the passenger side.
  • Parents need to stay in their car when picking their child up in the carpool lane.
  • Crosswalks – Please use them when walking through the parking lot – there will be staff crossing guards at each crosswalk.
  • No U turns, please – If you want to park on the west side of Dunkirk, you must go through the parking lot. You cannot make a U turn on Dunkirk.

INDOOR RELEASE

On days when the temperature, including wind chill, is below 25 degrees, or when the weather is dangerous or wet, we will use an indoor release system for afternoon pick-up.

  • On indoor release days, we will call out student names over the PA system as parents pull up in the carpool line. One of our staff will radio students names in, and they will be announced over the intercom. When students hear their name, they will go outside to be picked up.
  • We start releasing students at 3:15 on indoor release days (1:45 on Wednesdays). When possible we will notify parents of the indoor release in advance via text or email.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding as we work together to keep everyone safe!

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