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Arrival/Dismissal

The School Day

The school day for grades 1-6 and full day kindergarten is from 8:40 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.  

  • The first bell rings at 8:35 A.M., the tardy bell at 8:40 A.M.  
  • Supervision begins at 8:30 A.M., which is the time we expect children to be in their classroom line “outside” each morningPlease make sure children do not arrive earlier than 8:30 A.M. for their safety… especially on inclement weather days. There is no supervision in the classrooms due to the teachers greeting their classes outside.   
  •  In case your child is running late and his/her class has already entered the building, please enter through their regular entry door until the 8:40 bell rings.  After 8:40 everyone must enter through the front doors.

Half Day Kindergarten School Day

  • Morning kindergarten begins at 8:40 A.M. and they are dismissed at 11:35 A.M.
  • Afternoon kindergarten begins at 12:35 P.M. and they are dismissed at 3:30 P.M.
  • Please have your child here at 8:30 A.M. to line up with their class for the morning sessions or 12:25 P.M. for the afternoon sessions.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

The following doors will be used by students in grades K-6 for arrival and dismissal:



 Kindergarten    
AM arrive by the front door
AM dismiss by the bus loop door
PM arrive by bus loop door
PM dismiss by playground door
 Grades 1-3 Door by the playground (arrival/dismissal)
 Grades 4/5 Doors by bus loop (arrival/dismissal)
 Grade 6 Door by cafeteria (arrival/dismissal)

Parents may pick up their children at these doors or at the front of the building.  Students will be escorted out of the building by their teacher to the same door they entered.  Kindergarten please see above.

 Parents who are driving may utilize the “kiss-n-go” (drop-off and pick-up) lane at the front of the school building or park their cars in designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Please do not pull up and park in the “kiss-n-go” lane.  If you plan to park and wait for your child you must park in the parking lot only.  Please follow the posted signs when dropping off or picking up students.  As a courtesy to those needing handicap spaces please do not stop or park in front of them.  As you drop children off make sure they get out on the curbside only for their safety.  The bus loading/unloading area is not accessible to cars.  See map below:

 

PLEASE, PLEASE drive responsibly & abide by our arrival/dismissal procedures so that our children are safe.  We’d like to remind our community of the need for safety in our parking lot and Kiss and Go Lane.  Please help us keep all children safe by abiding by the following rules:

  • Please pull up as far as possible.
  • Please do not stop in the crosswalk areas.
  • Please do not stop in or next to the three handicap parking spots.
  • Please remain in your vehicle while in the kiss and go lane. 
  • If you can't find a place to stop, you will need to loop back around using the street.
  • The left lane is for moving traffic, and the right lane is for dropping off and picking up. 
  • Please do not let your children in or out of the cars from the left lane.
  • If there aren't any parking spaces in the parking lot, please find parking on the street.
  • Please do not drive through, park, or pick up your child in the bus loop area (buses only)
  • If you park in back of the school, please do not walk across the bus loop
  • Please leave the bus loop free of cars during school hours

Line Up Outside

Please have the children always go to the door where they line up until 8:40.  The doors are manned until 8:40.  After 8:40, children should come in through the front door.

 Late Arrivals

Students who arrive at school after the starting time of 8:40 A.M. are marked “tardy” and must sign in at the school office prior to going to class.  The student will be given a tardy pass to take to the teacher and the attendance record will be corrected.  To excuse a tardy arrival in advance, please call the attendance line, 303-387-6252, and leave a message in the voice mail box.

Late Pick Ups

Please leave a message in the attendance mailbox prior to 3:00 p.m. if you will be running late so that we can get a hand written message to your child before class dismissal.  Please do not call in messages after 3:00 p.m. because students are in transition making it very difficult to communicate into the classrooms.  If you know that you will be occasionally or consistently late picking up your child you must register them for paid after school care with TBE B.A.S.E @ 303-387-6300. 

Leaving During the School Day

  • Please allow enough time to come to the office to sign your child for appointments/travel.  While you are signing your child out we will page into the classroom to have them dismissed. 
  • Please do not call ahead asking to have your child ready for pick up for appointments/travel.  We are always working to maximize learning time in the classroom…every interruption interrupts learning. 
  • NO student will be permitted to leave the school with any other adult unless the parent or guardian has given us permission to release the student in that person’s custody.  Identification may be required in these situations.
Missing Student Items
Students need to remember to check the front office for any missing times that parents may bring to school during the school day such as homework, lunches or clothing.  Thank you for leaving your items at the front desk so that we can keep from interrupting the learning environment as much as possible for all students.