New Dismissal Time for Elementary on Fridays

Due to the change in the high school dismissal time on Fridays, and hopefully to accommodate a smoother flow in the parking lot, Elementary will now end the school day at 12:15 on Fridays only. The dismissal times for Monday – Thursday will remain at 3:00.  This change in the elementary schedule will not impact our required instructional minutes for the school year.

To help maintain a workable flow in the parking lot, please keep the following in the mind:

  • On Monday – Thursday, please do not enter the parking lot for elementary pickup until 2:50.  Junior high and high school dismissal is at 2:30 on these days.  In order to allow the junior high and high school parents time to pick up their children and exit the parking lot, please do not enter the parking lot until 2:50.  If you have an appointment and need to get your child early on certain days, you are welcome to park across the street in the neighborhood and walk across the street. Please do not park in Shea parking, as those spots are reserved for their clients receiving various types of therapy.  If it is not urgent, the best process is to wait until 2:50, and then enter the parking lot. Historically, with everyone’s cooperation, elementary dismissal is completed in a timely manner.
  • On Friday, please do not enter the parking lot until 12:05. Junior high dismissal begins at 11:45.  Again, if we all work together, we can begin clearing out our junior high parents’ cars to ease the flow before we begin elementary dismissal between 12:10 and 12:15 on Fridays.
  • To help with the flow of dismissal, it is extremely helpful for all families to have on their driver’s side dashboard, a (minimum) 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper with the following information written in large lettering with dark print – Child(ren)’s name, teacher’s name, and grade level.   If you carpool on a regular basis, please include the names of the additional students.  The teacher assistants and I begin calling your child’s name as soon as you pull into the parking lot.  Having the sign in your window allows us to call names without stopping every car entering the parking lot.
  • Lastly,  students are sent to daycare as soon as there are no more cars left in carline.  The time varies from 3:15 to 3:20.  If you arrive after students have been placed in cars, you will need to park and gather your children from daycare.
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