Nixon Elementary School

Arrival & Dismissal

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Car Arrival - Important to Keep the Flow of Traffic Moving -

  • Please stay in your car and have your child exit the vehicle only
  • Only enter the drop off loop if your child is ready to exit the vehicle
  • No one should exit a car without staff direction, nor prior to 7:45 a.m.

  • Cars will stage at the stop sign at the front of the drop off circle

  • Staff will be present to help as needed

  • One staff will be present at the stop sign arrival sidewalk

  • Parents should remain in their car for drop off

  • Stay in line with traffic unless a staff member waves you to pass on the left of the vehicle in front of you

Thank you for your kind attention to these procedures. Keeping the loop moving and departure sweet, calm, and brisk will keep us all on schedule.

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Late Arrival

  • We will adhere to the Three W’s begins as soon as anyone joins the Nixon School campus

  • Children will come to the front vestibule to buzz in

  • Families can walk their child to the front doors and enter the schoolhouse when dropping off their child(ren). *Mask Must Be Worn.

  • Socially distant owls are placed along the sidewalks for visibility when moving toward our front door entrance.

Early Dismissal

  • Any change in dismissal, please use

  • Child will be called from the classroom when the parent present for pick up

  • Parent will remain in the vestibule to receive their child


  • An SED staff member will accompany children to and from their classrooms during arrival and dismissal
  • SED will be stationed in the cafeteria this school year and will use other spaces in the schoolhouse for their time together
  • Dismissal from SED will take place at the cafeteria double doors and staffed by an SED staff member.


  • A designated staff member will meet each bus upon arrival each school day as well as when departing for the afternoon. Busses will be unloaded one at a time under the awning at the rotunda doors. Students will remain on the bus until allowed to disembark. Priority will be given to the Boston bus due their length of commute.

  • There will be two staff members, one located inside the double doors of the rotunda and one staff in front of the library to support children through their entrance into the schoolhouse and directly into their classrooms.

  • “Right is polite” will be the way we assist children in remembering how to pass in the hallway.

  • Children will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the classrooms

  • Children will use hand sanitizer when boarding or disembarking from the bus


  • Enter through the front door.

  • Should not arrive on site until 7:45 a.m.

Walker/Biker Dismissal

  • Walkers/Bike Riders will come directly to the cafeteria to meet a staff member to prepare for an assembled dismissal

  • Walkers/Bike Riders dismissed through cafeteria door

  • Walkers should aim for minimum six-foot physical distance wherever possible

  • Officer “Rocky” will meet children at the crosswalk area to cross the children safely across Concord Road

Car Dismissal

  • Children will prepare for dismissal within the schoolhouse.

  • Children will exit the schoolhouse from the front double doors

  • Owl stencils are visible on the sidewalk for spacing when departing from the schoolhouse

  • We will depart vehicles by groups of ten

Changes in Dismissal

All changes in dismissal must be communicated ahead of time. Parents may either call the main office or email by 1 p.m. Changes in dismissal cannot be guaranteed if received after 1 p.m.