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Thomas Street Procedures for Arrival / Departure

Arrival/Departure Procedure for Car Riders
  • In the mornings from 7:15 until 7:45, car riders may unload from the Bryan Drive entrance.  BRYAN DRIVE WILL REMAIN ONE WAY IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON WITH TRAFFIC traveling east to west.
  • Students should ALWAYS exit/enter your vehicle from the right side. 
  • After 7:45, parents should park in the lower parking lot on Thomas Street, walk their children to the office, and sign them in.
  • Never attempt to drop off or pick up your child from the opposite side of the street. This would be a direct violation of child safety and will not be permitted. This also applies to dropping off children in the front parking lot in the midst of the heavy traffic. 
  • Car riders will be released to authorized persons only as indicated on the student's information/emergency form.
  • Please notify the student's teacher by sending a written note by the parent or legal guardian if there are any changes in the student's afternoon dismissal procedure. (For the safety of the students, we cannot accept any changes in dismissal procedure by phone.)
  • Staff members will be on duty to supervise students during morning arrival from 7:15-7:45 and afternoon departure from 2:45-3:05.
  • Car riders picked up after 3:05 p.m. are signed out in the office by an authorized adult. 
  • We really appreciation your cooperation in helping us to keep our children safe!

Arrival/Departure Procedure for Daycare and Bus Riders

  • Daycare riders and bus riders will unload/load from the front of the building on Thomas Drive between 7:15 and 7:45.
  • Daycare riders and bus riders will dismiss at 2:45 p.m. 
  • If there are any changes in the student's afternoon dismissal procedure, please notify the student's teacher by sending a written note by the parent or legal guardian. (For the safety of the students, we cannot accept any changes in dismissal procedure by phone.)
  • Staff members will be on duty to supervise students safely to their proper destination.

Walkers and Bike Riders

  • The designated crossing area will be at the intersection of Thomas and Bryan Streets. The crossing guard will be at that corner.
  • The student's teacher must be notified, in writing, by the parent or legal guardian if there are any changes in the student's afternoon dismissal procedure. (For the safety of the students, we cannot accept any changes in dismissal procedure by phone.)

Parent/Visitor Parking

  • Please park in the lower parking lot on Thomas Street. Pulling into the staff parking area is a safety hazard.
  • There is handicapped parking on the north of the building.
  • Thank you for following these guidelines.
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