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NEW ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES START MONDAY! PLEASE READ BELOW...

Dear New Lebanon Parents and Families,


We are excited to announce that our final arrival and dismissal procedures will be starting on Monday, October 7, 2019. Please read below to understand important details about how you will drop off and pick up your students at New Lebanon moving forward. Our goal is to keep everyone safe, and we thank you for your support with this! Go Bobcats!


ARRIVAL:

Buckle your seatbelt, this is quite lengthy - see pictures for help!


Drivers: If you drive to New Lebanon in the morning, please proceed up the new driveway towards the new parking lot. Stay to the right all the way up the hill and then proceed all the way to the back of the parking lot loop, staying to the right the entire time. Please do not cut through the island parking spots - proceed all the way to the back of the lot and come around the parent drop off loop. Proceed around the parent loop and stay in the right hand lane (curbside), closest to the sidewalk. Pull as far forward as possible and then stop your car for your child to get out. There will be adults there helping them exit the car. Students MUST exit the car on the right hand side. After you drop your child, please carefully pull into the left/passing lane (left lane) and turn right at the stop sign from the LEFT lane. The right lane is not for cars past the handicapped accessible drop off space (blue striped lines).


If you are behind a stopped car and ready to leave, please use caution! You can pull around that car, slowly, using the left passing lane to exit the parent loop. Please obey the stop sign at the end of the parent loop before turning right to drive back down the driveway. Note at the stop sign, you will always stay in the left lane to turn right.


Please drive slowly and pay attention to cross walks, stop signs, and the adults who are helping to guide traffic. We are all working together to ensure safety for our students. Pedestrians always have the right of way.


If you need to get out of your car for any reason, please park in the “island spots” in the middle of the parking lot and then use the crosswalks in the parking lot to cross. Please do not walk across moving cars in the parent drop off loop. Crosswalks are denoted by small grey bricks and white stripes and are located on the exterior of the island parking spots. When you get back in your car to exit the “island spots,” please exit toward the homes away from the school (NOT toward the drop off area) - turn right then proceed down the driveway/hill.


Walkers: If you walk to New Lebanon, please cross at the cross walks and proceed up the NEW sidewalk, on the left side of the driveway as you walk up toward the building. Please stay on the sidewalk the entire time and proceed toward the front entry bridge closest to the main office. If you are a Pre-K parent, please proceed toward the second bridge, closest to the Pre-K classrooms.


Bus Loop: All passenger cars and walkers are asked to stay out of the bus loop. The bus loop is for busses only. Bus riders will exit their bus at the bus loop and proceed in the main bridge entry.


Late drop off: If for some reason your child is arriving to school after 8:30am, please pull into the bus loop, allow your child to get out of the car and walk across the main entrance bridge. Your child will buzz in at the main office door. Your child with then check in at the main office to receive a late pass. You may also park in the “island spots” and walk your child in to the main office to receive a late pass.


VISITORS TO NEW LEB: If you come to New Leb during the day, please park in the “island spots” in the middle of the new parking lot. Please use the crosswalks in the parking lot to cross. Crosswalks are denoted by small grey bricks and white stripes and are located on the exterior of the island parking spots. When you get back in your car to exit the “island spots,” please exit toward the homes away from the school - turn right, and proceed down the driveway/hill.


DISMISSAL:


Drivers: SAME AS ARRIVAL AND please have your laminated name tag in your dashboard. They came home in your Friday Folders on Friday, October 4th! We will load multiple cars at one time and then dismiss multiple cars at one time. Please watch for staff direction.


If you need to get out of your car for any reason, please park in the “island spots” in the middle of the parking lot and then use the crosswalks in the parking lot to cross. Please do not walk across moving cars towards the parent drop off loop. Crosswalks are denoted by small grey bricks and white stripes and are located on the exterior of the island parking spots. When you get back in your car to exit the “island spots,” please exit toward the homes away from the school (NOT toward the drop off area) - turn right then proceed down the driveway/hill.


If you arrive early (i.e during Pre-K dismissal or before your child is outside), you may be asked to loop around the parent-drop off loop, so others can dismiss efficiently. Thank you for your patience.


Attention Pre-K Parents: Please park in the “island spots” in the middle of the parking lot at dismissal and walk to the Pre-K bridge to pick up your child. When you get back in your car to exit the “island spots,” please exit toward the homes away from the school (NOT toward the drop off area) - turn right then proceed down the driveway/hill.


Walkers: If you walk to New Lebanon in the afternoon to pick up your student(s), please cross at the cross walks and proceed up the NEW sidewalk, on the left side of the driveway as you walk up toward the building.


Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will be dismissed near the BIG playground closest to the parking lot. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be dismissed near the SMALL playground closest to the main entrance of the building. Teachers and their classes will stand at the same location daily.


Busses/Afters: Students who attend after school programs or take the bus will be escorted through the front door by the bus loop and proceed to get onto their busses to their respective locations.

New Lebanon Playground Opens on Monday - How Excited are We??

How excited are we for the new playground?.MOV
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Check out our week at New Lebanon!

New Lebanon School (and GPS) Entry Procedure

SCHOOL VISITOR INTERCOM ENTRY PROCEDURE


When using the door intercom and entry buzzer to assess visitor identity and entry into your school, follow the steps below. This will ensure equal treatment across the district for all visitors.


  1. Intercom Procedure

    1. Staff will state: WELCOME TO (state school name)

    2. HOW CAN I HELP YOU? WHO ARE YOU HERE TO SEE?

    3. After getting enough information detailing the reason for the visit and verifying they have a legitimate reason to be on campus, entry can be granted.

  2. Give the visitor the following instructions.

    1. Instruct them they MUST come to the Main Office

    2. Unless personally known to you, the visitor MUST produce an I.D.

    3. The I.D. will be retained in the Main Office until they leave.

    4. If they request a meeting with educational staff, the visitor will wait until the requested staff member is notified and comes to the main office to escort visitor.

  3. Issue a Visitor an identification badge.

    1. The visitor will wear the assigned identification tag and be escorted by the staff member at all times.

    2. The staff member will escort the visitor pack to the main office where the visitor will be logged out in the visitor log and their I.D. returned.

I don't have time for breakfast at home!

Great news - you can eat breakfast at New Lebanon starting at 7:30am. Even if you do not qualify for free or reduced breakfast, you can still have a healthy and affordable option, fill up your belly, and best of all, spend time with Ms. B.!
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Don't Forget - New Lebanon Spirit Fridays!

Join our staff by having your students wear New Leb gear OR purple and/or yellow on Fridays - let's go Bobcats!

Reminders - No School Wednesday 10/9

Please remember there is no school on Wednesday, October 9th.

Pre-K, K, and 1st Parents - Join us for a Parent Chat!

Friday, Nov. 1st, 9am

New Lebanon Media Center

Please join Greenwich Pre-K coach and expert Beth Forger on the first Friday of each month at the New Lebanon Media Center - the first meeting is Friday, November 1st at 9am. The Parent Chat topics are generated by the parents in attendance. We aim to support parents with daily challenges everyone faces such as bedtime routines, getting out of the house in time for school, how much technology to use at home, sibling issues, mealtime challenges, and more! We provide many support strategies and share many resources as well. Please join us!

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Evening Adult ESL Classes - every Monday and Wednesday

Monday, Sep. 16th, 6:30-8:30pm

New Lebanon School

New adults are always welcome! No children, please.

NEW DATE - Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grades Parent Coffee

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 8:30-9:30am

New Lebanon Cafeteria

Please join your teachers, administration, and support staff as you learn more about your child's school year.

NEW DATE - 2nd and 3rd Grades Parent Coffee

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 8:30-9:30am

New Lebanon Cafeteria

Please join your teachers, administration, and support staff as you learn more about your child's school year.

NEW DATE - 4th and 5th Grades Parent Coffee

Friday, Oct. 18th, 8:30-9:30am

New Lebanon Cafeteria

Please join your teachers, administration, and support staff as you learn more about your child's school year.