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Drop off & Pick-Up

Drop Off & Pick-Up Procedures

Barnes Elementary School 2018/2019

*For the safety of students and consistency in procedure, no cars will be allowed in the bus loop at any point in day.

*ALL CARS PICKING UP A STUDENT AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR MUST HAVE PICK-UP SIGN GIVEN AT REGISTRATION or Office. Even if your student is a bus rider, keep this colored sign in car for days you may need to come through back car loop.  If the person picking up student does not have this sign, you will be asked to show ID, and be cleared through office. Our dismissal staff have been instructed to follow this process consistently. The procedures we have in place protect all students every day. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this protocol.

MORNING DROP OFF PROCEDURE:

  • Bus riders will be dropped off in the bus loop in front of the school.

  • Car riders will be dropped off in the car loop behind the school.

  • Students may arrive at 8:25 A.M.  Students eating breakfast will go to the cafeteria.  Other students will go to their lockers (Monday-Friday)  

  • We ask that parents not walk their children to their locker or classroom after the first two days of school. Allow students to be independent and for teachers and staff to support students in that.  It will be easier for all.

  • Students are dismissed to classrooms at 8:40 with their learning day routine beginning at 8:45. All students not in their classroom at 8:45 must check-in at the office and will be counted tardy. Please do not drop off students at any other door besides the front door after 8:50 (Pre-K thru 5). Students will not be able to enter and will be unattended.

  • Please do not park your car in any loop during morning and afternoon schedules. Two buses arrive in the East parking lot, so please do not park at the curb in that area as it blocks buses.

PRE-K

  • AM Car riders should be dropped off in the back of the building and should follow the morning procedure as written above. The same students will be picked up at 11:30 at the East door car loop.

  • PM Car riders should be dropped off at 12:45 on the East side of the building.  Students are tardy at 12:55 and must enter through the front doors with a parent to be checked in.  Do not drop your child off on the East side of the building after 1:00. They will not be able to enter and will be unattended. Students will be picked up at 3:15 on the East side of the building. All older siblings may join their Pre-K sibling for pick up on the East side of the building at 3:30. Please arrive at 3:30 if you are picking up older students on the East side. You will not be able to wait in the loop for an older sibling.

KINDERGARTEN

  • Car rider students will follow the same procedures as all other students with the exception of car riders who will be picked up on the East side of the building at 3:15. Never drop your child off on the East side of the building. All older siblings may join their Kindergarten sibling for pick up on the East side of the building at 3:30. Please arrive at 3:30 if you are picking up older students on the East side. You will not be able to wait in the loop for an older sibling. Older students are dismissed at 3:30 from their instructional day. You are also welcome to swing around to the back loop to pick up older students.

AFTERNOON PICK UP PROCEDURE:

  • School will be released in a staggered dismissal in order to provide utmost supervision of students.

  • 3:15 Shuttles, PK & K

  • 3:30 ALL BUS RIDERS DISMISSED to their lockers and bus # are dismissed by intercom as busses arrive. Teachers escort bus rider lines to the front of the building, then bus duty teachers escort them to buses. Bus riders will load in the front bus loop.  Shuttle buses will arrive at the neighborhood school in time for transport home.  Check your bus schedule for approximate delivery times for Barnes area students.

  • 3:30 CAR RIDERS AND DAYCARE DISMISSED, escorted by teachers to appropriate locations.

  • Your child will be in the office at 3:45 if you are late picking up. In that event, you will need to park in a space and come inside the office to get them.

Students not riding the buses will be walked out the back door (depending upon the weather).  If you park in the back parking lot and want to meet your child, you may pick them up outside the North doors from the teacher who is supervising them. You MUST have car sign or ID with you.  You will not be able to enter these doors. If you wait for your child in your automobile in the car loop, they will walk outside to your vehicle. This is preferred in order to keep students safe, with no one walking through loop traffic.