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2021-22 Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Arrival


  • The instructional day is from 9:15 AM- 3:45 PM Staff shall report to school each day by 8:15 AM (Certified)/8:45 AM (Classified). Student drop off will begin at 8:45 AM. If you have an assigned duty please be at your duty post by 8:45 AM.
  • The school day will begin at 9:15AM promptly. Classroom teachers shall be in classrooms to welcome students and help students settle in for the day.
  • Teachers and staff are to monitor arrival to discourage congregating and ensure students go directly from a vehicle to their classroom. 
  • Breakfast: Breakfast will be pre-packaged and Grab-and-Go. Students can pick up their breakfast from one of the two stations in the main lobby and hallway.
  • Students who choose not to have breakfast will go directly to the classroom upon arrival. Preschool students should be escorted to classrooms by a staff member. 

 

Before School parents will bring students to the top of the stairs with the solid blue door on Shephard Street (it leads to the cafeteria). A staff member will receive your child at the door, give hand sanitizer, and escort them into the cafeteria.

 

Students who are walkers will approach the building from the middle sidewalk. Markings will designate  a minimum of 6ft distancing. Anyone on campus must have a cloth  mask over their mouth and nose at all times. Students will be given hand sanitizer before entering the building.

 

Students who are driven to school will be escorted out of cars by a staff member/volunteer. Please remain in your vehicle. Morning carpool line begins at 8:45 am and ends at 9:10 am. If you arrive after 9:10 am, please review the tardy procedure. Students will be given hand sanitizer before entering the building.

 

DPS will continue to operate at full capacity on district transportation. Students will still be required to wear face coverings. If a student becomes sick during the day, they will not be permitted to ride the bus home. Our bus drivers will continue to maintain a seating chart for use in contact tracing. Buses will continue to be cleaned at the end of each day. Students will be given hand sanitizer before entering the building.

 

Visitors

  • Approved volunteers providing student educational support or staff professional learning are welcome
  • Parents and guardians may attend scheduled parent meetings and approved (public) events
  • All health and safety protocols must be followed including wearing face coverings

 

If tardy and arriving after 9:15 AM, you must:

Park your vehicle (if your student is a car rider).

Call 919-560-3954 to let office staff know you have arrived with a tardy student. Wait in your vehicle until a staff member arrives to escort your child(ren) into the building. 

If you are walking or unable to call from your vehicle, approach the building and ring the doorbell to announce that you have arrived with a late student.

A staff member will meet you at the front door and escort your child(ren) into the building.. 

Be sure all individuals in the vehicle or arriving at the front door are wearing a face mask properly. 

Please avoid being late, as tardy students arriving in the classroom disrupts classroom instruction, which begins promptly @ 9:15 AM.

If it is necessary to approach the building, please park in a legal area. During the day, please avoid parking directly opposite the main school entrance on Arnette Street as this is a Handicapped Boarding Home and the Access Bus picks up and discharges residents at the sidewalks/stairway/ramp throughout the day.

There are children and adults in our school community who are fearful of dogs/animals, please refrain from bringing dogs/animals on campus during arrival and dismissal (car lane, buses, front doors, etc.).

Due to the pandemic, we are not allowing any congregating on campus. 

Please wear your mask over your mouth and nose at all times on campus particularly if standing/waiting closer than 6ft apart. 

Help keep children safe by not allowing them to stand, walk, jump from stumps, benches, tables, retaining walls, etc.

Help us keep our beautiful landscaping intact by not playing in the mulch in the center beds or kicking it onto the sidewalks.

 

Dismissal 

  • Students will be dismissed from the classroom based on car, walkers, or bus riders.
    • Preschool students who are car riders or walkers will be escorted and handed off to a parent or guardian. 


  • Bus riders will remain in the classroom until their bus is called via intercom. 
    • Preschool students will be escorted to the bus by a staff member.
  • All staff members will be involved in dismissal to ensure student safety, social distancing, and supervision. 
  • All students should be picked up by 4:00 PM.

 

Dismissal is a critical time for all schools.  Office "traffic" must be kept to a minimum for the safety of all students. Therefore, all early check-outs MUST occur before 3:00 P.M.

 

Early Dismissal Procedures

Park your vehicle in a legal area.

Call 919-560-3954 to let office staff know you have arrived to dismiss (your student/teacher name). Wait in your vehicle until a staff member arrives with your student. 

If you are walking or unable to call from your vehicle, approach the building and ring the doorbell to announce that you are signing out (your student/teacher name) for early dismissal.

A staff member will retrieve your student and release them to you. 

Be sure all individuals in the vehicle or arriving at the front door are wearing a face mask properly. 

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There are children and adults in our school community who are fearful of dogs/animals, please refrain from bringing dogs/animals on campus during arrival and dismissal (car lane, buses, front doors, etc.).

The afternoon carpool lane opens at 3:45 pm. Please wait in your car, and a teacher will bring your student(s) to you. Please display a sign with your child(ren)'s name(s) and their teacher’s name on the paper provided by the school in your window to expedite the pick up process. 

The drop-off and pick-up area is on Arnette Street at the base of the steps near the gym door.  This is a single, ONE-WAY carpool laneDrivers must stay with their cars. Drive through the Car Rider lane on Arnette St. ONLY. Avoid parking and picking up children on foot. If you have multiple children, instruct your older children to wait with the younger siblings so they can be loaded into the car at the same time. 

If someone other than the designated contact is to pick up a student, written permission by the parent will be required and the person picking up must present photo identification. A phone call will NOT be accepted to provide for your child's safety.

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES            

Changing transportation IS a major concern for parents and school personnel. Transportation changes MUST be in WRITING and received in the school office prior to 12:00pm. Phone changes are NOT acceptable to provide for the safety of your child.