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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.  Starting April 6th, we will no longer take your child's temperature upon arrival each morning, however staff working in the car line will ask parents four questions- 1) Has your child been diagnosed with COVID-19 since they were last at school? 2) Has your child had any of the following symptoms since they were last at school?-- fever (temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher); sore throat;  difficulty breathing (for people with asthma, a change from their baseline breathing);  cough (for people with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from baseline); new loss of taste or smell;  diarrhea or vomiting;  new onset of severe headache 3) Has your child had close contact (been within 6 feet of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) in the last 14 days? 4)  Has any health department staff or a health care provider been in contact with and advised you to quarantine your child? If the answer to any questions is yes, your child 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. Students 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.