Arrival and Dismissal

A map showing directions for arrivalArrival Procedure

Please make sure that your passengers are wearing a seat belt and young children are in proper car seats. Early Childhood students are to be accompanied to the classroom by an adult. It is important that the teacher is made aware of the child’s arrival. Early Childhood students will only be released to the individuals listed on the child’s pick-up authorization form. These individuals will be asked for photo identification upon initial pick-up. Early Childhood students must be signed-in upon arrival and signed-out upon departure. Drop-off and pick-up for Early Childhood students will be on West 70th Street. Pick up for Early Childhood students may be through West 70th Street entrance or in the parking lot far north doors.

Elementary and Junior High students may be dropped off at school no earlier than 7:45 a.m. There is no supervision before school. According to state law we are not responsible for any child left on campus before this time. Students line up in the parking lot and enter the building through the gym doors.
Elementary and Junior High students are not to be dropped off in front of the school on West 70th Street. This area is reserved for students who are provided busing. The gym doors close promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students must be in their classrooms by 8:00 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be required to enter the building through the main entrance located on West 70th Street. It is the parent’s responsibility to escort the child to the main office to receive a tardy slip.

The speed limit on school grounds is 5 M.P.H. Speed limit is to be observed for the safety of children in the parking lot. For the safety of all, cars are to enter down the hill by the Rectory on Detroit Avenue to drop off students in the morning. Cars are to drive up to the first cone for unloading and exit via West 70th Street. DO NOT ENTER THE PARKING LOT VIA WEST 70TH STREET. Cars are not permitted to park between the orange cones.

Dismissal Procedure

  • First bell: Grades 1 through 3 are dismissed. 
  • Second bell: Grades 4 through 8 are dismissed. 
  • Please make sure that your passengers are wearing a seat belt and young children are in proper car seats.                                                               
  • Students who need to cross the parking lot must wait for a faculty member or a crossing guard to assist them at the assigned crossing areas.

At dismissal, cars are to enter from Detroit Avenue down the hill to the school parking lot. 

Parents/guardians are not permitted to enter the parking lot from West 70th Street at dismissal. Drivers are not permitted to park in between the two middle lines in the parking lot. Parents/guardians must back in and park along the perimeter of the parking lot when waiting in the parking lot to pick up their child. It is the driver’s responsibility to prevent students from darting out from behind stopped cars. Drivers should also be aware and courteous of the flow of traffic behind their cars. After the students are safely in the cars, exit through West 70th Street. Do not exit up the hill to Detroit Avenue due to poor visibility. Students are not permitted to ride bikes, skateboards, scooters or roller blades to or from school. In addition, students are not permitted to drive to or from school.