Important Arrival & Dismissal Info

Updates to arrival & Dismissal

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Pickup & Drop Off now in the 7th Street Lot!

We just got permission to have the buses come to the McKinley lot for afternoon pickup this will allow us to use the 7th street lot for pickup. To keep things simple we will be having parents drop off in the 7th street lot as well.


Washington will open to students at 8:15 a.m. Students who ride the bus will be dropped off at the same spot on 7th street as in prior years and will be directed by staff to the entrance for their grade level. Students will now be dropped off at their grade specific door in the 7th street lot. Students will be greeted there by staff at their grade level entrance and directed to their rooms. The picture below shows the entrances by grade. Kinder/Y5s and 5th will use door 6. 1st and 4th will use door 5, and 2nd and 3rd will use door 4. Students may not be dropped of at the main office to enter before 8:30.


At 3:05 Dismissal, students will exit through the same doors they entered, passing around the outside edge of the blacktop area to the buses in the McKinley lot and on to the pickup area at the edge of the playground on the East side of the lot. New signs are being installed to help identify the grade levels waiting for pickup. Those parents who walk to pick up must observe social distancing guidelines while waiting. We are hoping this allows more room for waiting parents and a faster moving line.


Students may not be picked up in the main office after 2:45. If you have an emergency need between 2:45 and dismissal please call and we will bring your student out to you at the 7th Street lot, which may be subject to traffic delay. We recognize that dismissal is often a frustrating time due to the size of our parking lot. Please be patient with us and each other as we work through these new procedures and try to get things moving as safely and quickly as possible.


If you have any questions please give us a call.
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