Arrival & Departure Procedures

     

    Help keep our children safe by slowing down during drop-off and pick-up!​

    ​Arrival at School -- 8:00am Start

    Elementary: Elementary children should arrive and be in line a few minutes before 8:00am. We suggest utilizing Gillaspie and Yale curbs for elementary drop-off as well as the corner parking lot. This will free up the main parking lot for primary families with young children. Do not drop your child(ren) off in the parking lot. Elementary children may line up on the sidewalk between the building and the playground, or the sidewalk along the fence adjacent to the parking lot. Parents are welcome to wait with their children or elementary children may wait independently. There will not be supervision until the doors open. The South and West doors will open a couple minutes before 8:00am.

    Doors will close at 8:05am. After 8:05am, children will need to come to the front of the school to get a late slip from the front office. We expect all elementary children to arrive on time however so that lessons can begin and your student can be fully integrated into the classroom from the start.

    Primary: Parents of primary children will park in the main lot. There are some reserved spots for primary parents. Please
    park and escort your child to the bottom of the southeast ramp. There will be paraeducators waiting to greet your child and help them enter the school and the classroom independently.

    BVSD Busses: Busses will unload curbside in the front loop. Children will enter the school’s front door(s) and walk to
    their classrooms.

    Departure from School -- 11:30am Pick-Up for Half-day Preschoolers

    Parents will park in the main lot and come to meet their children at the southeast ramp. Children will be waiting inside in the hallway until you arrive. Parents may gather along the two rails on each side of the ramp. There will be two teachers who will meet parents at the door with clipboards to obtain your signature and connect you with your child. We ask that you park bikes in bike racks to reduce congestion as children are being dismissed. We ask that you exit the pick-up area as soon as you are with your child to reduce congestion in the pick-up area. We are fortunate to have our
    grassy fields available for playing and socializing.

    Departure from School -- 2:30pm Pick-Up

    Elementary: All elementary children will exit their outside classroom doors (both west facing and courtyard classrooms).
    Teachers will not be supervising the playground, but will be stationed in their classrooms. Pulling up in the main parking
    lot and having your child jump in your car is not an option as it slows traffic and is a safety concern. Please make
    arrangements with your child in advance about where to meet or be at the classroom door a bit before 2:30pm to greet your child as he/she exits the classroom.

    Primary: Parents will park and come to the southeast ramp. Children in kindergarten will be waiting for you on the
    benches under the peace pole mural. Our youngest children will be waiting in the hall. Parents may gather along the two
    rails on each side of the ramp. There will be two teachers who will meet parents at the door with clipboards to obtain your signature and connect you with your child. We ask that you park bikes in bike racks to reduce congestion as children are being dismissed. We ask that you exit the pick-up area as soon as you are with your child to reduce congestion in the pickup area.  Please keep in mind that busses will be loading at this time along the front of the school. We need the sidewalks clear so children can easily get to their busses. We are fortunate to have other areas for socializing on our fields and playground.

    BVSD Busses: Busses will load curbside in the front loop of the school. Kindergarten and preschool will line up and be escorted to their busses. Elementary children will go straight to their busses from the classrooms.

    After School Activities - Drop-Off Procedures

    • Elementary SAC children go straight to SAC (after school-aged-care).
    • Elementary children go straight to after school classes (i.e. scouts, Spanish).
    • Primary children will be escorted to SAC or after school classes.

    Late Pick-Up Procedures

    Please pick your child up on-time, so that teachers can begin the meeting/planning portion of their day.  If no one has come, primary children will be escorted to the office as soon as the first wave of children has been picked up (approximately 2:35pm). Parents will come in to sign out the children.

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