Arrival & Dismissal Procedure

Bus Loop:  School busses utilize the bus loop in front of the building between the hours of 7:55-8:40 am and between 2:45-3:25 pm.  For safety reasons, please do not use the loop during those hours.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter. 


When dropping your child off to school:  Unless you are utilizing our Before Care Program, students may be dropped off to school any time 8:00 am or after.  If you are dropping your child off and are letting them walk in by themselves, use the drop off loop to the side of the building.  If you want to walk your child into the building, you’ll need to park in the side parking lot as parking in the drop off loop is not permitted. 


When picking up your child during dismissal time:  School is dismissed at 2:55 pm.  Students should be picked up no later than 3:05 pm.  Students who are “pick-ups” will be dismissed through the side door facing the side parking lot.  We have between 50-60 students who are picked up on any given day here at South School.  As most of you already know, the congestion in the parking lot is enormous!  It is not feasible for everyone to stay in their cars and drive through the side loop to get their child – the line would spill out onto Broadway which is unsafe for everyone.  Please park your car in the parking lot and walk to the door to meet your child.  They will be waiting there for you, supervised by a teacher.


Early Dismissal

If you wish to have your children dismissed early from school you must sign them out at the office. When coming to school to get your child, please stop at the office and your child will be paged. Going to classrooms is often distracting (even at the end of the day) when teachers are giving assignments or checking on after- school plans.


If someone other than a parent or legal guardian is to pick a child up, the office must be notified of in writing. Phone calls are not accepted. Dismissals should be kept to a minimum so the student does not lose instructional time.


Custody Issues

In the case of custody/visitation issues the principal will honor the most recent legal papers and contact the authorities for assistance if necessary. 


Notes of Permission

Students need to bring a note from home regarding any change in after school activities or transportation.  

Also, changes to your child’s regular dismissal procedure should take place for EMERGENCY purposes ONLY!