ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
Students are expected to enter and exit the building through the following doors:
Door A (Front Door) All walkers; AM KDG dismissal; PM KDG arrival beginning at 12:45
Door C (Playground) All car riders for arrival and dismissal
Door E (Back Door) Special Ed Bus, Day Care Bus, those in need of special assistance
Staff will not be present until the doors open at 8:50 AM. Please do not arrive prior to this time. No supervision will be provided prior to the building opening.
Beginning at 8:50 AM, all cars will enter the north school parking lot using the north entrance and will move through the entire loop.
All cars will move alongside the sidewalk with the first car pulling all the way forward to the designated point. Once signaled by staff, students (Grades K-5) will exit vehicles from the right side and line up at their designated grade doors.
Dropping students off at the main entrance door will not be allowed unless directed by a staff member.
Beginning at 12:45 PM, cars will enter the front parking lot using the north entrance and park alongside the curb by Door A (Front Door). At 12:50 students will enter the building when directed by a designated staff member.
Beginning at 8:50, all walkers will use the crosswalks and follow the sidewalks to Door A (Front Door). Students will line up in their grade level lines and enter the building when directed by a staff member. Students are not to arrive prior to 8:50.
Wesmere Elementary implements a dismissal plan that is designed to be quick, safe and efficient. The procedure is similar to routines at other district elementary schools and was designed with student safety first. The entire process, from student dismissal to last car out of the lot, should take about 15 minutes.
The first step in this process is to identify your student as a car rider or walker. Car riders and walkers are dismissed from different doors; therefore, it is important to inform your child’s teacher how they will be dismissed. This can be done by completing the dismissal form. If you need to change your student’s status at any time, you must contact your child’s teacher and call the front office.
Here is how the dismissal process works:
PM Kindergarten: All Kindergarten students will follow the same car rider/ walker dismissal procedures listed above.
A reminder that we appreciate vehicles driving slowly while on school grounds AND effective January 1, 2010, "A person, regardless of age, may not use a wireless telephone at any time while operating a motor vehicle on a roadway in a school speed zone or while on school property...” Penalty for violation will result in a moving violation as well as accompanying fines and court costs determined by the judge.
REMEMBER that cars may not enter the rear lot for dismissal/arrival and parking is allowed only in marked, designated parking spots in the front parking lot when parents or guardians are entering the building to conduct school business.
*** Note: In the case of an emergency, all traffic into and out of the school parking lot and crosswalks may be halted. If this occurs, staff, administration, and Wesmere families would appreciate your understanding and cooperation in order to ensure the safety of our students.