Mrs. Ash's letter to Parents and Guardians of Car Rider Students
Being on time to school and class is essential for optimum teaching and learning. When a student is tardy he/she disrupts the process for others and loses important learning time for himself/herself. Our school day starts at 7:15 and ends at 2:15. Students should be in their classrooms at 7:15. Our teachers use every minute to ensure that your child is getting an optimal amount of instruction each day. Teachers have been instructed to check roll immediately following the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Character Counts Pledge, and moment of silence. When your child is late, it starts their day in a rushed way and disrupts valuable learning time.
Just some suggestions to help the traffic in the morning.
**Leaving home earlier in the mornings would allow extra time considering the peak traffic flow. There is little traffic from 6:45 (when supervision starts) until 7:05. When everyone arrives at the same time near 7:15, we are having trouble getting our students safely to class on time.
**Remember that our buses use the front entrance and students riding buses are never tardy.
**Car riders should never be dropped off in the front of the building unless the student is tardy. The front of the building is for bus and day care vans only.
Beginning August 9th, we will be locking the back outside doors at 7:15. If the “Oops.... Stop You Are Late” sign has been turned and staff has entered the building, students should not be allowed to exit their cars. Parents should drive and park in a visitor's space at the front of the building and come in to sign in their child in as tardy. It is prohibitive to leave your vehicle running while in park. Never park in the fire/ bus lane in the front of the school and please do not drop a student off at the back of the school or front doors without a MJE staff member present.
Thanks for your help,
Mrs. Ginger Ash and Mrs. Ranesa Shipman
Car Rider Safety Procedures