Dropping Off & Picking Up Procedures

  • Dropping Off (8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.)
    Our doors open at 8:30 a.m., as this is the time that we have supervision for students available.  Arrangements with Kids Club, our before and after school child care program, should be made if parents need to drop off students before 8:30 a.m.

    • If you are dropping off, we are encouraging, but not requiring, parents to park in the parking lot and walk their child(ren) to the main doors of our building.  For safety, do not leave children alone in the car. If you arrive prior to 8:30 a.m., you may wait with your child in the area between the sets of doors if you choose.  
    • If dropping off curbside, we ask that you pull ahead as far as possible to prevent traffic congestion. If you need to exit your vehicle during drop off, please park in the parking lot. The front of the building is a fire lane; vehicles should never be left unattended.  

    Picking Up (3:30 p.m.)
    Students need to be picked up after school promptly at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements with Kids Club should be made if parents are unable to pick up students at this time.

    There are two options to choose from that you will be able to indicate your preference for during assessment days:

    Option 1: Park your vehicle in our parking lot, gather by your youngest child’s teacher’s name in our gym and have your ID ready to be checked by your child’s teacher. Classroom teachers will bring your child(ren) to you at 3:30 p.m. Once you pick up your youngest child, gather by the next youngest child’s teacher's name. Please note that we utilize a video surveillance system, which is activated during regular school hours. You will need to push the call button on the system in order to be buzzed-in prior to 3:25 p.m.

    Option 2:  Allow your child to walk to your car on his/her own for a curbside pick up. Each student will be given an Exit Slip that will be collected before they are allowed to leave the building. This added layer of safety will make sure we are following through with your selected preference. Students using this form of pick up should be able to recognize and get to your vehicle independently. Again, please do not leave unattended vehicles in the pick up area. Student dismissal is at 3:30 p.m.

    Will a different person be picking up your child after school?

    If an alternate person will pick up your child, please make sure to notify the office AND teacher of this change. If you choose to pick up within the building, the alternate person will need to check in to have their ID double-checked. If you choose to have your child leave the building at the end of the school day by themselves, your child will find the alternative person that is picking them up.

    Are you worried about last minute changes?

    Don’t worry! Just be sure to call the office at 763-262-8100 by 3:00 p.m. with any pick up changes so we have time to notify the teacher and child(ren).