Arrival/Dismissal Procedures 2017-2018

Granger Arrival/Dismissal Procedures 2017-2018

Arrival:

Students may enter the building at 7:20 a.m. Parents are encouraged to escort them to the building or drop them off in the car rider line. Students may be dropped off by 7:15 a.m. Teachers will be available to assist students out of the car if necessary. Older students are encouraged to exit the car independently instead of waiting for assistance. Please take into consideration that we have 900+ students on campus and these suggestions help expedite the arrival/dismissal protocol.

Car rider signs are furnished by the school and need to be visible in the front of each car. Car riders with the last names A-L will drop off/pick up in the back of the building. Car riders with last names M-Z will drop off/pick up in the front of the building. Please understand if you get in the wrong line, you will be asked to move to the correct line, as your child will be waiting for you in that area. The inside lane next to the curb in the front of the school will be blocked off with cones from 7:00 to 7:15 a.m. for bus unloading.

 As per district policy, parents dropping students off in the front after 7:40 a.m. must park and enter the building with their students to sign their child in at the front office as they are tardy after 7:40 a.m. At no time should students be dropped off in the front without a parent escort to the office. 

Dismissal:

Parents may pick up their students in the assigned car rider line at 3:00p.m. The inside lane next to the curb in the front of the school will be blocked off with cones at 2:00 p.m. for bus loading.

Walker procedures

Walkers will be dismissed to their parents at the doors on the west end of the building by the small playground. We will
dismiss walkers by grade level.

K-1st- dismiss out Kinder (by Swezy’s door)

2-3rd-dismiss out by playground door

4-5th-dismiss out by 1st grade (Heron’s door)

We feel this process will ensure that each child is safely released to an adult. We will have signs posted on the doors for where each grade level will be. This will make it safer for everyone as we can easily regulate the transfer of students to parents.  Parents may sign a waiver giving their children permission to walk home independently. We will release them through the front door in the kindergarten hall.  This release process is for true walkers.  If you are driving and parking near the school to pick up your child, we ask that you join the car rider line as designated to reduce traffic congestion. 

        

Early pick-up procedures

Parents wishing to pick up children before afternoon dismissal must do so before 2:30.  Emergency approval is required by administration.  Students leaving early for doctor’s appointments may bring in the doctor’s note so that this time away from class does not count against perfect attendance.  Students leaving early for reasons other than medical will not be eligible for perfect attendance unless prior approval is received by the administration. Please understand that any time your child misses from school, whether at the beginning or end of the school day, detracts from their academic success.  We ask that you value this instructional time by ensuring your child is in class and prepared to learn from 7:40-3:00. 

Transportation changes procedures

Parents should inform students and teachers of any changes in end of day transportation plans before school begins in the morning.  It is extremely hectic in the office at the end of the day and our greatest fear is that we do not get messages to students in a timely manner.  We cannot guarantee delivery of messages after 2:15 p.m.  It is imperative that you not leave messages for changes in after school transportation on the teacher’s voicemail system.  By district policy, they utilize their phones in the early morning and during conference and lunch.  There is also the possibility that the teacher is absent or in training and the message will not be answered. 

Safety is our number one priority. We appreciate your help with ensuring all students are safe at all times. Together we are better.