Arrival & Dismissal

Breakfast

Breakfast is provided free of charge from 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria for all students in Kindergarten to 5th Grade. Pre-K students are provided with breakfast in the classroom at 8:20 a.m.

Arrival

Pre-K Students will enter from the main entrance escorted by an adult at 8:15 a.m.

Kindergarten Students will enter from the main entrance independently at 8:15 a.m. During the month of September only, Kindergarten students are escorted by an adult to their classroom at 8:15 a.m.

1st & 2nd Grade Students will enter from the upper 46th street entrance at 8:15 a.m. (except for classes 101, 102 and 103 who enter directly into the Mini School building).

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students will enter from the cafeteria entrance at 8:15 a.m. (except for classes 305, 306 & 407 who enter directly into the Mini School building).

All doors remain open until 8:25 a.m., then all students must enter through the main entrance. After 9:00 a.m., students must be escorted by a parent/guardian to the main office. Please see Lateness Policy.

Early Dismissal

We strongly discourage taking a student out of school unless the student is ill or in the event of an emergency. Students should not leave school following a field trip or after any parent engagement activity including Fabulous Friday. Please schedule appointments, including doctor's appointments, after your child is dismissed from school at 2:40 p.m.

If you receive a phone call stating your child is ill and needs to be picked up, please arrive to the school as soon as possible and present a valid photo identification (ID). If you send an authorized emergency contact listed on the blue card, they must be 18 and over and have a valid photo identification (ID). If it is before 9:00 a.m. or after 2:00 p.m., please let the Safety Agent know you received a phone call and ask them to contact the Main Office.

In the event you decide to pick up your child early from school, you must do so after 9:00 am or before 2:00 pm. Early pickups will not be permitted after 2:00 pm, unless your child is ill. If a student is being picked up by an adult (at least 18 years old) other than a parent/guardian, the parent/guardian will be contacted to ensure they are permitting the student to leave early from school. Office personnel will contact the parent/guardian directly. Please do not ask them to speak to the parent/guardian on a cell phone.

Dismissal

Please remember, students will only be dismissed to their parents/guardians or to another adult at least 18 years of age who MUST be listed on the blue card. It is important to regularly update your child's blue card in order for the school to reach you in the event of an emergency.

In addition, it is extremely important that the person picking up the child know the name and class of the child to ensure a smooth dismissal.

Pre-K Students will be picked up by their parents/guardians from the classrooms at 2:35 p.m.

Kindergarten Students will be picked up by their parents/guardians from the classrooms at 2:35 p.m.

1st & 2nd Grade Students and Students in Classes 154 & 153 will be picked up by their parents/guardians from the school yard at 2:35 p.m.

3rd & 5th Grade Students will be dismissed to their parents/guardians from the upper 46th street exit at 2:35 p.m. (except for classes 305 and 306)

4th Grade Students and Students in Classes 152 & 151 will be dismissed to their parents/guardians from the main entrance on 47th street at 2:35 p.m. (except for class 407).

Students in classes 305, 306 & 407 will be dismissed to their parent/guardian from the lower 46th street exit at 2:35 p.m.

After School Program - Students who attend an after school program including CFL and Salvation Army will be dismissed to their program before their class dismisses outside.

If you do not want your child to attend their after school program on a specific day, you must notify their teacher beforehand. The teacher will then dismiss your child via normal dismissal procedures. If you do not pick up your child on time, your child will be dismissed to their after school program.

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY ONLY

If an individual is not listed as an emergency contact, a parent/guardian must fax or email the school. We will not accept request over the phone, however you may contact the school to obtain the fax number or an email address to send the email to.

The letter or email MUST include the following:

  • the date of the pickup
  • the name of the student
  • the class of the student
  • the name of the person you are authorizing to pickup the student (must be at least 18 years of age)
  • a copy of the parent/guardian's picture identification (ID)
  • the parent/guardian's signature

Late Student Pickups

All students should be picked up by 2:40 p.m. every day. Late student pickups are strongly discouraged. Parents/guardians or authorized adults arriving to pick up a student after 2:40 p.m. will be asked to wait patiently on a line to pick up their child. After 2:50 p.m., parents/guardians and authorized adults will be contacted to pick up their child.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Students will be brought to Room 134 after 2:40 p.m.

1st & 2nd Grade Students and Students in Classes 154 & 153 will be brought to the Mini School after 2:40 p.m. After 3:00 p.m. students will be brought to the Main Office.

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students and Students in Classes 152 & 151 will be brought to the Auditorium. After 3:00 p.m. students will be brought to the Main Office.

Students who are not picked up on time by 2:40 p.m. may be brought to the 72nd Police Pct.

Alternate Dismissal

In the event of hazardous weather conditions, you will receive an automated message stating we will be using alternate dismissal procedures. These procedures are as follows:

  • All students in the mini building will be picked up directly from the mini building
  • Kindergarten students will be picked up directly from their classrooms
  • First and second grade students who are not in the mini building will be picked up from the cafeteria.
  • Third thru fifth grade, students will be dismissed as usual.