Thank you for your on-going support for our car rider lines in both buildings. Putting first things first, the safety of our students and staff will always be the priority. We know that our car rider line process is taking a long time.
Our drop off and pick up systems are improving daily while we continually reflect and revise processes on our part along with extending grace and patience on your part. Due to less ridership on busses, our car rider lines have increased greatly.
At arrival, if you have a child in both buildings, we are also strongly encouraging you to drop off at the primary building first and then drop off at the elementary building. This avoids making a left turn out of the elementary building, which has been causing traffic back-ups and immediate safety concerns with parents who are driving on the entrance road at the same time. We followed this process last year, and it worked well for parents of students in both buildings. Remember to allow extra time so you are not having to rush to drop off your child at school.
At dismissal, if you have a child in both buildings, we are also strongly encouraging you to pick up at the primary building first and then pick up at the elementary building. This avoids making a left turn out of the elementary building, which has been causing traffic back-ups and immediate safety concerns with parents who are driving on the entrance road at the same time.
Our afternoon dismissal is taking time as our very young students simply take longer to exit the building and get into cars safely. We are also noticing parents lining up at the primary building an hour before dismissal. Doing so has been causing the line to extend towards the elementary school before we begin dismissal. Please be mindful of this when arriving at the primary school in the afternoons. Additionally, once the inner lane of the car rider line at the primary school begins to fill in, parents will not be able to reach our parking lot. Please be sure to follow the directions of our staff as we move vehicles into both lanes just past our spirit rock at both arrival and dismissal time at the primary building.
Parents have the option to put their children on the bus in order to alleviate the volume of cars in our car rider lines each day. For information on how your child can begin riding the bus, please contact our offices.
We will always put safety first and we are asking you to give our students time to turn our car rider expectations into routines. Then efficiency will improve.
Again, thank you for your support. We do want to extend our appreciation to so many of you who have been supportive of our car rider lines. Likewise, we want to recognize and thank our dedicated staff members who work so hard in our car rider lines to ensure that our students, parents, and staff remain safe during those times.
Please reach out directly to myself or Dr. Rodgers with questions you may have about our arrival and dismissal processes. Thank you.