Arrival & Dismissal
To ensure the safety of the children, we ask that you follow the dismissal policies and procedures that are in the Parent/Student Handbook, page 20 and 21. Students are not allowed to cross Wright Street by themselves to get to their cars that are parked on that street. When exiting from Wright Street, please make a right turn onto Hickory. Cars making a left turn at this intersection cause a back-up in the flow of our dismissal line.
We also ask that you obey all signs on the streets and on the parking lot. Please do not park where there are “No Parking” signs. These signs are placed in strategic places to ensure the flow of traffic, safety of the children and to allow parked cars to enter and leave “legal” parking spaces. This includes areas where curbs are painted yellow.
Please be considerate of other cars and pedestrians around the school. We need for everyone to adhere to slow speeds and be vigilant of children, adults, property and other cars. Moving cautiously and slowly, especially during drop-off and pick-up times, is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone. Please be patient and move with caution.
When dropping off or picking up students, please make sure that when you park your car that your engine is turned off and young children are not left unattended in cars. We need to remain vigilant concerning the safety and well-being of all of our students. Thank you for your cooperation concerning this issue.
Thank you for helping us keep our children safe.
Important Notice to ES Parents:
Just a reminder that parents may not park on the Office on Aging lots during morning drop-off, during the course of the day or afternoon pick-up. It is essential that everyone honor this request regardless of the open spaces on these lots.
Middle School Arrival:
When dropping off your child at the Middle School campus, please go to the end of the Callahan Center to allow for more students to exit their cars in order to expedite the drop-off. This will help prevent a back-up around the semi-circle and the drive. Signs will help assist you with drop-off procedure.
Middle School Dismissal:
Cars are to proceed slowly down the driveway past the parking lot and turn left along the straight curb of the semi-circle. The semi-circle will be closed to all traffic at pick-up time. Proceed straight using the four open lanes within the parking lot. There should be two rows of cars in each lane and a double row of cars at the top of the parking lot in front of the other exit lanes. Cars are to move forward as far as they can and without leaving gaps between cars. This is to ensure that we do not have a backup on Route 22. Teachers will place cones at the front and rear of each row of cars. If you are in a handicapped labelled vehicle, you may wish to back into a handicapped parking spot and a teacher will assist you upon leaving the lot. Please follow the directions of the faculty on the parking lot. They are there to provide direction and protection for the students.
Parents should meet their child/children in the safety area and immediately escort them to the car. After students have entered the cars, the 2 rows at the top of the parking lot will exit followed by the first row of cars on the right in the lance closest to the Mission. The second row of cars in the far lane exits and then the same procedure should be followed with the other 2 lanes of cars, allowing the right row to move and then the left row exits the lane. No students will be allowed to enter cars along the main drives for safety reasons. During dismissal, cars should exit to the right only onto Route 22. Left hand turns block the vision of right turning drivers and are risky at any time onto Route 22. Please be patient as cars need to be careful exiting onto Route 22.