Samuelson News

September/October 2021

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures and Traffic Issues

We are having some issues with traffic during arrival/dismissal times. Please read below to make sure you are doing your part to keep every Samuelson student safe.


Please pay attention to the STOP sign located at the end of our driveway. You must come to a complete stop here and look for students using the crosswalk. We are seeing several people running the stop sign and putting students who use the crosswalk in a dangerous situation.


Please remind your children to cross at the designated crosswalks instead of in the middle of the street.


If you are dropping off your child in a car, please enter on Lindlavista Way. You can drop off along the sidewalk at the side of the school. PLEASE REAMIN IN YOUR VEHICLES. The area in front of Samuelson, along Bel-Aire Road, is reserved for buses and day care vans only. Stay on the right side of the road as you drive along Bel-Aire. For the safety of your children and other drivers, do not make u-turns in front of the school. This will help traffic move as quickly and smoothly as possible.


If you are picking up your child in a car, enter on Lindlavista Way or Crestmoor Place. The children will line up on the sidewalk at the side of the school. When it is your turn, a teacher will place your child (children) in your car. Stay in your car in the car line. If you need to assist with a car seat and get out of your vehicle, please move forward in the line so we can continue putting students in cars. You may then pull forward or around as directed. You must turn right on Bel-Aire Road at dismissal time. The area in front of Samuelson, along Bel-Aire Road is reserved for buses and day care vans only.


DO NOT BLOCK NEIGHBORS DRIVEWAYS AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE LEAVING A LANE FOR EMERGECNY VEHICLES AT ALL TIMES. Please do not park along Lindlavista Way. One lane must stay open on Lindlavista Way for the car line and emergency vehicles. If you need to park and leave your car, you may park on Bel Aire Road or Crestmoor Place.


If you meet your child to walk home at dismissal, please wait for them off of school grounds. Staff will get your children to the crosswalks.


Please remember per the DMPS Parent Handbook, bike riders must be in 4th or 5th grade.

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Conferences

As of right now, we are planning to have in person conferences. If you do not feel comfortable meeting with your child's teacher in person, please contact them to arrange other plans. This year we are using an online scheduler to schedule conferences. Please click on the link below to sign up for conferences with your child's teacher. If you run into an issue and need help, please email samuelson@dmschools.org or call 515-242-8441.
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