2012 Student Drop-off and Pick-Up Procedures

The first day of school is nearly here! We are excited and hope you and your children are also.  Our students’ safety is our highest priority. We have specific procedures for student drop-off and pick-up. Please review, especially the enclosed map (Ingress and Egress 2012_2013) that show traffic patterns and parking details.

Our school day begins at 8:00 am.  Unless your child is enrolled in our before school program (7:00 am – 7:45 am), please do not drop off your child before 7:45 am.  Parents dropping off students before 7:45 a.m. should park in the main parking lot and check their child into the Community Room for before school care.

For on-time arrivals, please enter our facility from the Johnson Street entrance. Proceed to the main parking lot behind the school building. You may either 1) park in the main parking lot and walk your child into school, or 2) curb-side drop-off at the west side door.  We will have staff or a parent volunteer at the door greeting children. Please see the attached map for an illustration of traffic flow patters, the main parking lot, and location of morning drop-off.

We expect that many parents will want to walk their child into school the first day! We will have a host of volunteers directing parents into the school, parking lot, etc. for the entire first week of school while we all get into the new routine. Please, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to post a comment here or email the office (office@arcoirisschool.org).

Our school day ends at 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and 2:15 on Friday.  In order to keep our students secure, parents or a preauthorized adult must pick up their child at the child’s classroom between 3:00 p.m. and 3:10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 2:15 p.m. on Fridays. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR! Please do not enter the classroom before 3:00 p.m., as our teachers are often giving end of day instructions. Please park in the main parking lot for on time pick ups. If you arrive early, we ask that you please wait in the community room until 3:00 p.m. to avoid disturbing the classrooms with outside distractions.

We are asking parents to maintain a speed of 5 mph or under in the parking area. We also ask that you please drive the perimeter of the parking lot when entering and exiting our school. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH THE PARKING SPACES and cut across the lot when you are leaving. Last year we had near misses with not only sideswipes of other vehicles but also with darting children and their young siblings. Safety is our priority.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend. See you all on Tuesday!

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2 Responses to 2012 Student Drop-off and Pick-Up Procedures

  1. Paulina says:

    I’m a bit concerned about parents not paying attention to the egress route! I’m not saying ALL parents, but there are still those parents who decide they still want to exit the same way they came in regardless of the messages that we get about how to enter and exit! 😦

  2. momoftwo says:

    Parents… PLEASE BE CAREFUL in the parking lot….

    There have been some close calls already…
    Just because you have the right of way (pedestrian or other) does not mean that some can see you or will give that right (distracted, blinded etc,,.)

    and PLEASE.. be mindful of your kids….
    One nearly was ran over today because they were not paying attention in a blind area.
    Luckily the driver was paying attention! (thank you to said driver!)

    Hopefully we will have the pattern Ironed out soon for safety’s sake..

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