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ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL

  • Students arrive beginning at 8:20 AM. Supervision begins at 8:20 when the doors open. If you need child care before 8:20 please contact the TLC Before and After School Program (203-452-9626). 

  • The bell rings at 8:35 AM. Late students must stop at the office and be checked in before going to their classrooms.  

  • Drop-off on the side circle begins at 8:20.  For the safety of both the children and driver, we ask that drivers not exit their vehicles.  Also, drivers should not pass other drivers.  Please have your child exit the car on the passenger side.  We realize some of our students are in car seats, so we have adults in the drop-off circle to help open doors and help children exit, if needed. 

We encourage students to ride the bus to and from school as our drop off and pick up line gets very backed up on the street causing a lot of traffic. 

DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

  • Car pick up students are called to the side circle pick up area.  The pickup/drop off circle is a one way traffic lane. Please stay to the right as you enter and leave. If you are picking up your child, please be sure you have the grade level color coded sign distributed by the school with your child’s name displayed on the passenger dashboard.  Parents remain in the car.  Staff will call the student and escort your child to the car.    

  • The district policy is that all elementary students take a bus to and from school.  The Transportation policy does not allow for walkers, however a parent can opt out of transportation for their child.  The parent must write a letter to the building principal opting out of transportation and holding the district harmless, if they choose to have their child walk home alone.  Walkers will be dismissed out of the back side door by the playground.

  • Students who regularly ride the bus need a note if there is a change in dismissal. If there is no note and parents cannot be reached, students are automatically sent home on the bus.

  • Teachers plan lessons up to preparation for dismissal, so PLEASE do not pick up your children early unless absolutely necessary.  We greatly appreciate your efforts to plan appointments with this in mind.