Sheridan Hill Shines

Soft Opening and Transportation Updates

Mailings and Updates

  • Student placement mailings were sent out on Monday morning.
  • Be on the lookout for mailings from the school, e-mails, and social media posts for reminders. If you are not receiving email notifications, please make sure you have a valid email address listed in Parent Portal. Also, check your spam/junk mail in case of newsletters routing there initially.
  • Remote students- see below about picking up your supplies!
  • If you have a district-issued iPad/chrome book from the summer, please return to school the first week.
  • Please make sure you are registered to receive mass notifications from the district/school. Link to directions: https://www.clarenceschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=4911

SOFT OPENING WEEK OF SCHOOL

The first week of school, September 8-11 will be a soft opening. Please refer to the chart below to see when your child(ren) will be attending school.

  • AM cohort students will attend Tuesday and Thursday from 7:50 am-10:4 5am
  • PM cohort students will attend Wednesday and Friday from 7:50 am-10:4 5am
  • Students in 8:1:1 class will attend Tuesday-Friday from 7:50 am-10:4 5am

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Transportation on the Soft Opening Week

Due to transportation and scheduling constraints, we realize our PM cohort students will have adjusted times for this week. If you are part of the PM cohort and your child is riding the school bus, please keep this in mind:

  • Bus pick-up times are between 6:50 and 7:35am.
  • Take home times will correlate with the length of time your child would normally be on the bus (as per the transportation notecard you will receive/received in the mail). For instance, if your child were on the bus for 15 min. on their normal schedule, it would be the same length of time, but instead of leaving the school at 2:30, the buses will leave the school at 10:45am. Should you need further clarification, please contact our transportation office at (716) 407-9504.

Important Times for School and Transportation Procedures

School Hours

Hybrid School Hours:

AM Session 8:00-10:45

PM Session 11:45-2:30


AM Session

  • Students may arrive between 7:30am and 8:00am.

  • Students will enter the building at the gymnasium entrance and stay in a designated area.

  • Students arriving before 7:50am will be held in a waiting area, maintaining social distancing, and wearing an acceptable face covering

  • Bus students will begin to load at 10:30am.

  • Students being picked up will begin a staggered dismissal at 10:30am.

  • The buses will depart at 10:45am.

PM Session

  • Students may arrive between 11:15am and 11:45am.

  • Students will enter the building at the gymnasium entrance and stay in a designated area.

  • Students arriving before 11:35am will be held in a waiting area, maintaining social distancing, and wearing an acceptable face covering.

  • Bus students will begin to load at 2:15pm.

  • Students being picked up will begin a staggered dismissal at 2:15pm.

  • The buses will depart at 2:30pm.

TRANSPORTATION

Drop- Off Procedures

  1. Enter the drop off area through the north parking lot. The curbside-designated area is located in the small loop by the gymnasium entrance.

  2. Notice and obey all posted signs.

  3. Drop off time is from 7:30am to 8:00 am.

  4. Cars should pull up to the farthest cone so that we are able to unload 4-5 cars at a time. Students should only be released at the cones.

  5. Students should be ready to exit vehicles immediately and only from the passenger side.

  6. Parents wishing to escort their children into the school may only do so by parking in a designated parking space. Parents/visitors may not follow students into the building.

To ensure the drop-off zone is most effective:

  • Drivers will use a single file lane to drop off child(ren)

  • Children should be ready to unload upon stopping

  • Make sure children exit curbside only

  • Drivers should stay in the car at all times

  • If assistance is needed, school personnel will help students exit the car

Pick-Up Procedures

  1. The designated car rider pick-up area is at the gymnasium pick-up loop.

  2. Enter the north parking lot, following the arrows through the small loop. Traffic will flow the same way as drop off in the morning.

  3. Students enter vehicles on the passenger side only.

  4. Staff escorts all students so there is no need for drivers to exit vehicles.

  5. Car riders will begin loading at 10:33am.

  6. Vehicles picking up students must display the assigned student number car tag. (to be given the first week of school).

  7. Students will only be released to authorized individuals. Identification may be requested if an individual is unrecognized by staff.

  8. Picking up students prior to dismissal is highly discouraged and is only acceptable in the event of a family emergency.

  9. Walking parents need to wait for their children by the gymnasium doors. Visitors may not enter the main building.

Dismissal Form

At the beginning of each year, all families are asked to fill out a dismissal paper letting the office know where your child(ren) is going each day. This year it is even more important to get this information ahead of time so our dismissal process runs smoothly in the morning and afternoon. Click on the red button below to fill out your dismissal form for each child.
Sheridan Hill Dismissal Form

Click the button to fill out the dismissal form for each SH student in your household.

School Re-entry Resources for Parents

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