The building will be open to students at 7:15 a.m. each morning. The drive-through lanes surrounding the building can be used for student drop-off, if parents decide to do so. (See above map.) Students may go to the cafeteria if they intend to eat breakfast, otherwise, they will report to the Activity Gym and Main Gym.
Parents and students may make their way to the classroom beginning at 7:45 a.m. Parents are asked to exit the building by 7:55 a.m. (when the tardy bell rings) so that we can begin instruction.
AFTERNOON DISMISSAL PROCEDURES:
Parents are welcome to use the designated parking lots and wait for their children inside the foyer or outside the front of the building. Parents may enter the building at 3:20 p.m., however, students will be waiting in designated areas. Homeroom teachers are assigned to monitor student safety while releasing all pick-up students. For the safety of you and your children, we ask that you only use designated parking lots for getting out and picking up your student(s). We also ask that you do not park in the alleyways south of the building to pick up your child. This is for the safety of our students and all North Elementary stakeholders.
Parents wishing to drive-up at the end of the day may do so through the grade level designated lanes. For parent convenience, older siblings will be released to meet their younger siblings at their designated area. Parents should have their orange car tags on the right side of the dashboard with student name(s) and grade(s) for easy family identification. Individuals picking up students must be listed in Skyward as a Family Contact. If you need additional tags or have a special request, please contact our front office.
GRADE-LEVEL DESIGNATED DISMISSAL LANES:
Pre-k, Kindergarten, First Grade - use lane near the front office from the Main Gym to the flagpole
Second Grade, Third Grade - use lane west of the building and follow around to playgrounds
Fourth Grade - use lane west of the building and pick up at fourth grade door #11
Fifth Grade - use lane west of the building, follow to fifth grade door #12
*Left lanes are for exiting only. Please do not use the left lane for going around stopped vehicles unless your student pick-up is complete.
We are typically able to complete dismissal in less than 10 minutes. Your cooperation in these procedures helps with a safe and speedy dismissal process.
Our school buses load on the east side of the building near the Activity Gym. Vehicles may not use bus lanes for pick-up or drop-off at any time.
If you would like your child to walk home in the afternoons, please inform your child’s teacher. Walk home students will be escorted by a staff member, in assigned groups, from the Big Gym to the crosswalk.