The time that we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! While I hope that you and your family had a wonderful, relaxing summer, I also hope that you are equally as excited about the start of school. Whether you will be joining us for the first time or are a returning family, it is our sincere wish that you are ready to embrace this year with enthusiasm and a commitment to work together.
Here are a few things you will want to know that will help make this transition a little smoother:
1. Our school day runs from 7:40 - 2:40 daily. Early drop off begins in the car rider area at 7:10 AM for those families who need to get to work.Even though you will see staff members here prior to 7:00 AM, there is no one on duty to supervise your child until 7:10.
2. The tardy bell rings at 7:50 AM. This means that students must be in their classrooms prior to 7:50 in order to be considered on time. Once the bell has rung, staff members on duty will proceed into the building. Please bring your child around to the front office and sign them in.
3. We have specially made car rider and walker tags that families must use. If you do not have your tag, or you send someone to pick up your child without the tag, both will be asked to proceed to the office. Here you will be asked to provide an ID and be checked against the list of persons allowed to pick your child up. We take every precaution to ensure the safety of your child, so please note this in advance.
4. The last thing I would like to remind you of is the fact that the front parking lot is not a drop off or pick up area unless you are coming into the building to conduct business. In such case, please do not park behind other legally parked cars or stop in the middle of the drive way, but proceed to a parking space to park. The same is true about walkers. Walkers should not be dropped off or picked up from the parking lot. They must cross with the crossing guard on Hwy. 34 and proceed into the first door on the bus rider side of the building. These things may seem insignificant, but they pose safety concerns when there is extra, unnecessary traffic in the front parking lot.
Thank you for your attention to these matters as we kick off a new year! Welcome back, Counts!