Cardinal Connection

Claude Brown Elementary *** May 2016 Edition

Principal's Perspective

Claude Brown Elementary Arrival and Dismissal Procedure


Parent drop-off and pick-up will take place in the parking lot to the east of the school. During drop-off times, students are only allowed to exit vehicles through the passenger side when located next to a sidewalk. This will keep students from crossing or walking between vehicles during this busy time. During pick-up times, vehicles will pull through the pick-up loop and stop while waiting for students to be escorted to each vehicle. We ask that all adults stay in the vehicle and for each vehicle to have the pick-up tag clearly visible from the front passenger side window. In case verification of the adult picking up the student is necessary, please have an I.D. readily available. These procedures are to ensure the safety of all students during pick-up and drop-off times. All bus riders will be escorted to the buses located behind Troy Middle School.

  • The doors at Claude Brown Elementary school will not open until 8:15am each day. No student is allowed to be dropped off before this time unless the student is a registered participant of Latchkey. Upon entering the building, students will have two choices. They may either go straight to breakfast, served from 8:15am to 8:35am in the middle school cafeteria, or straight to the classroom. The school day begins promptly at 8:40am and each student should be in his or her classroom ready to learn at this time.

  • Students must be accompanied and signed in by an adult if they arrive at school after 8:40am.

  • Students are only to be dismissed early in the event of an emergency. Students requiring an early dismissal must be signed out in the office. To sign a student out, the parent, guardian, or other approved designated person must present proper identification. No student will be dismissed after 3:15pm due to transitions at the end of the day. Classroom instruction concludes at 3:35pm daily.

  • No transportation changes are allowed after 2:00pm on a regular school day or after 12:00pm on an early release day. Any changes made to student transportation need to be through written or verbal correspondence with the office from the parent or guardian. If written or verbal correspondence is not made, students will be dismissed as indicated in the SIS program.

  • Students leaving Claude Brown Elementary as car riders will only be allowed to leave with adults who have the proper pick-up tag or adults who can present an I.D. to verify they are on the child’s list of designated people to pick up.

  • All buses will be dismissed from Claude Brown Elementary at 3:50pm each day. Students may not ride a bus other than their assigned bus without a written request from a parent and school approval. The student must ride the bus unless the teacher, principal, and the bus driver are advised in writing.

  • Important: Your child should know where you are and if you will be home to receive him or her at the close of the school day; or in the case of an early dismissal or some other emergency.

Here's what is happening at CBE.

Nurse's Note

Volunteer/Visitor/Background Check Change 2016

Please see attached sheet below for specific changes to the Volunteer/Background check policy. If you are in need of more information, please contact Mr. Garcia in the CBE Office.

All visitor's (including parents) must check in at the office.

* No one will be allowed on school premises without a visitor's pass from the office.

* Students may be called to the office to speak with a parent or guardian as long as it does not disrupt the educational process.

* Visiting a classroom or teacher should be prearranged by setting up a time with the child's teacher.

Delayed Start Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on Delayed Start, please go to our school website Click on the Parents and Students tab, then click on the Delayed Start Frequently Asked Questions tab. If you have additional questions or concerns, please call the CBE Office.

Cafeteria Corner

Children need healthy meals to learn. Lincoln County R-Ill School District offers healthy meals every school day. Elementary breakfast costs $1.65. Elementary lunch costs $2.75. Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Reduced meal prices are $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. If you have any questions or need help, please call Donetta at 636.462.4930 x 50400.

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