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Arrival and Dismissal Information

I want to take a moment to go over our arrival and dismissal procedures which are mostly the same as you have experienced in the past several years with some minor tweaks for operating in a COVID-19 environment. Each morning we will begin accepting students from the car line at 7:45. Since all of the classrooms are in the main building, the front entrance is the only drop off point. If you have preschool age students they will be dropped off at the back of the school at the bus circle starting at 7:50.  Upon arrival each morning, staff working in the car line will take your child’s temperatures as they get out of the car and we will ask parents three questions- 1) Has your child had close contact (within 6 feet or at least 15 minutes) in the 14 last days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or had any health department or health care provider been in contact with you and advised your child to quarantine? 2) Since your child was last at school, have you had any of these symptoms: fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new cough, or new loss of taste or smell? 3) Since your child was last at school, have they been diagnosed with COVID-19?  If students have a temperature of 100.4 F or greater they will not be able to attend school that day and the school nurse will make contact with the family to discuss the next steps.  After going through this screening process, students will enter the building and go straight to their classrooms.


At the end of the day, we will have three different lanes for pick-up.  A staff member will come around and take names; please display your car line placard with your child’s name on it in your front dash.  At 3:00 we will end instruction and shortly after that we will begin calling students from their classroom and they will line up in the hall six feet apart. Once we have all of the students for that car line ready, we will walk them out to get into their car from the passenger side. If for some reason your child will need to load on the driver’s side, we ask that you exit your vehicle and wait at the front of your car and then we will release your child to you, so you can load them safely.