pick up

Alden Staff will supervise pick up at the rear circle of the building starting at 2:00. For the safety of all, please remain in your car. Enter the Alden parking lot from Alden Street and continue straight past Duxbury Free Library on your right. Continue to drive around the back of the building and pull into the circle marked with a stone sign that says Alden School/Performing Arts Center. Always pull as far up as possible, marked by the sign that says “Drop off Here” or up to the car in front of you.


Staff members will check you in. To help expedite this process, please bring a sign with your child’s name clearly printed so it can be easily read by staff members to radio over to the student waiting area.


In short, parents PLEASE DO:

  • Pick up at circle in back of building

  • Pick up starting at 2:00

  • Pull all the way up in the line so as many cars can pick up in the line as possible

  • Keep a sign in your car with your child’s name to use each day at pick up

  • Be patient as we implement this new pick up procedure


Parents, PLEASE DO NOT:

  • Park cars in spots and call out to your child to come over to your car

  • Stop your car without pulling up as far as possible in the circle

I AM DROPPING MY CHILD OFF AT ALDEN SCHOOL

Drop off looks just like Pick Up in regards to traffic flow. Alden Staff will supervise drop off at the rear circle of the building starting at 7:27 until 7:45. For the safety of all, please do not ever drop off your child if there is no adult outside. After 7:45, please park and walk your child to the door. Ring the bell and Ms. McEvoy-Duane or Ms. Newton will buzz you in. Parents do not need to accompany their child into the building. Thank you for your cooperation.


When dropping off your child in the morning, please enter the Alden parking lot from Alden Street and continue straight past Duxbury Free Library on your right. Continue to drive around the back of the building and pull into the circle marked with a stone sign that says Alden School/Performing Arts Center. Always pull as far up as possible, marked by the sign that says “Drop off Here” or up to the car in front of you. Please do not stop so that your child has a minimally shorter walk to the front door. Students should exit the car from the back seats on the driver’s side, closest to the sidewalk. If students must exit cars from the passenger side, cross IN FRONT of your car, and onto the sidewalks around the circle and into the building.


When possible, instruments and other large items should be carried from the back seats by students as they exit cars. Parents are discouraged from exiting their cars to open trunks and retrieve items as it significantly slows the process of drop off.


In short, parents PLEASE DO:

  • Drop off at circle in back of building

  • Drop off starting at 7:30am

  • Pull all the way up in the line so as many cars can drop off at once as possible

  • Have your child exit from rear seats on the driver’s side


Parents, PLEASE DO NOT:

  • Exit cars yourself in the drop off line

  • Stop your car without pulling up as far as possible in the circle

  • Let children exit your car before pulling INTO the circle

  • Pull into a parking spot and let your child run across the driveway to avoid the drop off line

BUS

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  • Bus Routes

ESTABLISH YOUR DISMISSAL PLAN

PERMANENT DISMISSAL FORM

Please fill out a separate form for each child. Also, please select “N/A” for the days that your child will not be in school in person. This is filled out at the beginning of the year to establish your child's dismissal routine.

CHANGE YOUR DISMISSAL PLAN FOR THE DAY

ONE TIME CHANGE OF DISMISSAL FORM

IF THERE IS A ONE TIME, DAILY CHANGE for a child (getting picked up instead of taking the bus, walking home, etc.), complete this form before 12:00 p.m. (full day) or 8:30 a.m. (half day) on the day of the change. NOTE: no late changes will be allowed. This is important to ensure the safety of the students as we communicate dismissal plans each day.

CHANGE YOUR DISMISSSAL PLAN PERMANENTLY

PERMANENT CHANGE OF DISMISSAL FORM

IF THERE IS TO BE A PERMANENT CHANGE TO THE CHILD’S DISMISSAL ROUTINE, fill out this form. For example, the student registers to take the bus, or will instead be picked up.

GIVE YOUR CHILD PERMISSION TO GET OFF THE BUS WITHOUT AN ADULT PRESENT

GET OFF THE BUS WITHOUT AN ADULT FORM

Fill out this form if your child can exit the bus on their own, without an adult present.

While these processes are new, we are hopeful that they will provide us a more streamlined and safer alternative to dismissal procedures at Alden School. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Gosselin (Assistant Principal) at cgosselin@duxbury.k12.ma.us.

ALDEN SCHOOL
75 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA 02332
781.934.7630

Mr. Chase Eschauzier, Principal
Mr. Chris Gosselin, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Ritamarie Benoit, Curriculum Supervisor