Our greatest concern is for the safety and supervision of the children at these times. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children arrive and leave the school grounds safely under supervision. Children who remain on site after school has been dismissed are sent to Daycare until parents arrive. Daycare fees will apply.
Drivers should enter only from Harrison Avenue and exit onto Berkeley Avenue during morning drop-off and both Berkeley and Bonita Avenues during after school pick-up. Morning drop-off times are 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.; afternoon pick-ups begin promptly at the dismissal bell. If children arrive before 7:30 a.m. they are to report to Daycare. Classroom doors open at 7:30 a.m. for all students.
|Harrison to Berkeley Ave.||Harrison to Bonita Ave.|
|Monday-Thursday||8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.||7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Early Dismissal||8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
Arrival – On rainy day arrivals, parents are to drop-off students as usual and students report straight to their homeroom classroom, no earlier than 7:30 a.m. Students are not permitted to linger in the hallways or in other classrooms.
Dismissal – It is important that rainy day dismissal instructions are followed by all families in order to maintain a smooth, calm and safe pick-up transition.
On rainy days, the two carpool lines follow the usual routes in the parking lot. Children will be ready promptly at the dismissal bell in the areas outlined below. For the safety of the children, please follow these instructions to pick up your children.
Children who have no siblings or carpool in Bonita building are dismissed from rooms 11, 13, 15 and 17. Teachers announce which cars are ready to load, at which time these children will be allowed to exit the building to go to their cars. Berkeley building students will go to the classroom of their youngest sibling/carpool member and when their name is called will go out to the carpool line to meet their carpool vehicle.
Children who have siblings in the Bonita building are escorted across before dismissal to join the youngest sibling/carpool. Families/carpools are gathered together and dismissed from the hallway for loading.
Teachers use walkie talkies to announce which cars are ready to load, at which time these children will be allowed to go to their cars.
Children will wait in their classroom until their family/carpool name is called, at which time these children will be allowed to go to their cars.
Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten
The teachers will walk the students to the end of the Bonita building and carpool will be loaded from there.
Bonita children go to Junior Kindergarten to meet daycare personnel. Berkeley children go to room 12.
If you prefer to pick-up from the classroom, please wait at the benches outside the Bonita Building until 3:15 p.m. The purpose in waiting is to expedite the carpool line and to maintain the safety of the students. Crossing families between cars is difficult in the rain. Thank you for complying with these procedures. No children may leave unaccompanied on rainy days. If children are not collected at carpool, they are sent to Daycare and normal charges will apply.