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ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

Students are expected to enter and exit the building through the following doors:

Door A (Front Door) All walkers; PM KDG arrival beginning at 12:55

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

 

Arrival Procedures

Staff will not be present until the doors open at 8:300 AM. Please do not arrive prior to this time. No supervision will be provided prior to the building opening.

Car Riders:

Beginning at 8:30 AM, all cars will enter the north school parking lot using the north entrance and will move through the loop. There will be two stations set up to ensure that students have self-certified prior entering the building. This will be a slower process than normal. Please be patient and do not drive around cones or let your child off in a different location.

Station 1:

This station will be located at the beginning of the loop (north entrance).  Families will show proof of self-certification (see self-certification hand out). Once you show proof  you will be allowed to enter the loop and drive along the sidewalk. Please have your child remain in the car until a staff member releases them from the car.

Station 2:

This station will only be used if you have not self-certified prior to arriving at Wesmere’s loop entrance.  The staff member at Station 1 will direct you to the station for you to complete the self-certification for each child.  Once you complete the process, you will be allowed to enter the loop and drive along the sidewalk. Please have your child remain in the car until a staff member releases them from the car.

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 enter the building.

Dropping students off at the main entrance door will not be allowed unless directed by a staff member.

PM Kindergarten:

Beginning at 12:55 PM, cars will enter the front parking lot using the north entrance and park alongside the curb by Door A (Front Door). At 12:55 students will enter the building when directed by a designated staff member.

Walkers:

We highly discourage your child from being a walker. However, we understand that it may be necessary for your family. Beginning at 8:30, all walkers will use the crosswalks and follow the sidewalks to Door A (Front Door). Students will line up on markings on the sidewalk. Each marking is separated 6 ft apart. Students are not to arrive prior to 8:30.

Station 1: Students will show proof of self-certification. Once they show their proof they will be allowed to enter the building.

Station 2: This station will be used if the child is with a family member and has not completed self-certification prior to entering school property. Once the self-certification process is complete the student will be able to enter the building.

Station 3:  This station will be utilized if the child has not self-certified and is not with a family member. The student will enter the building and be placed in the gym with social distancing protocols in place.  The student will remain in  the gym until staff can call a family member and have them self-certify for the child.

 

Dismissal Procedures

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.

Car Riders:

  1. We will dismiss our students using a staggered model. We will walk your student to your car.  You must remain in your car at all times.
  2. Cars (Kindergarten – 5th grade) will enter the north parking lot using the north entrance between 12:10 and 12:20 p.m.
  3. Staff members will direct cars to form parallel lines facing east. Drivers and passengers must stay in the vehicle at all times to keep students safe and maintain a quick and efficient dismissal process.
  4. If you arrive after 12:25 p.m., OR if the lot is full, you will have to wait in the “overflow lane” until the lot is empty before picking up your student.
  5. Once the lot is full, staff members will escort students through each row walking parallel to the vehicles.
  6. When all students (car riders) are in the correct vehicle, designated staff members will release each row of cars.
  7. After being released, cars will form two lanes and proceed to the south exit: The right lane will only be allowed to turn right and the left lane will only be allowed to turn left.

Walkers:

  1. If your student is a walker, he or she will be dismissed from Door A (Front Door) and follow the sidewalk north or south off the property. If waiting for a sibling, students will line up in their grade level lines and be excused once their sibling has arrived.

       2. Students must use the designated cross walks.

  1. Cars are not allowed to be parked in front of the building at dismissal unless parents or guardians are coming into the building for school business. Cars parked in front of the building will not be allowed to leave until all cars have left the lot after dismissal.

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. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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