SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:30 AND ENDS AT 2:50 for grades 3-5 and 8:40 to 3:00 for Kindergarten – 2nd grade.
Children in grades 3-5 can begin entering the yard at 8:20. We encourage children in these grades to arrive at school at 8:20 or 8:25.
We cannot let the younger children into the back yard until all the classes in grades 3-5 have left the yard. We have been able to do that at around 8:37, and are aiming for 8:35.
FOR K-2 CLASSES THAT LINE UP IN THE BACK YARD: BEGINNING ON MONDAY, WE WILL HAVE ONE PERSON GOING DOWN THE LINE OF K-2 FAMILIES WAITING TO CHECK THE HEALTH SCREENER BEFORE WE ARE LETTING THESE GRADES IN THE YARD. ONCE WE HAVE CHECKED YOUR SCREENER, YOU CHILD WILL BE GIVEN A PINK TICKET. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SHOW THE SCREENER AGAIN AND THE CHILD gives the ticket to one of the staff members at the gate and can enter.
Please make sure your children are all ready to enter the yard before you reach the gate. That includes wearing their backpack, holding lunch, giving you the scooter and helmet, etc. Give them a hug goodbye while on line. If for some reason your child is not ready to enter, please step out of line and move closer to the street to allow those who are ready to enter the gate. Do not block the gate.
Parents who are in the yard must always be masked.
PARENTS CAN NEVER GO INTO THE MAIN PART OF THE YARD AND SHOULD STAY AGAINST THE FENCE.
PARENTS OR CAREGIVERS WHO NEED TO ENTER THE YARD AT DISMISSAL MUST STAY ALONG THE SECOND STREET FENCE, THE BACK FENCE, OR IF YOU ENTER ON 1ST STREET, IN THE GARDEN AREA OR AGAINST THE MINISCHOOL. This is for the safety of our children. Teachers cannot keep track of students if there are extra adults walking around the yard.
If you could possibly avoid bringing bikes, scooters, or strollers into the yard, that would make a huge difference. If you have a bike with you, please lock it up (far away from where people enter) before entering the yard. Dogs may never come in the yard.
MANY TEACHERS OF YOUNGER CHILDREN HAVE ASKED PARENTS OR CAREGIVERS TO HOLD UP A SIGN WITH THE CHILD AND TEACHER’S NAME AT DISMISSAL. This makes it easier for them to see you. It will also be easier to see children if parents/caregivers of classes that line up closer to 1st Street come in that entrance.
Children should not be playing in the back yard until 3:10.
SCOOTERS AND SKATEBOARDS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN SCHOOL.