Gulf Elementary School 2016-2017

July 22, 2016

Learning is NOT a spectator sport, so let's PLAY!

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Gulf Elementary, we are happy to welcome you to GES. We hope you and your family had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. There is so much excitement approaching as we think about new teachers and students to meet, new books to read and new activities to experience. We are looking forward to sharing in all of these exciting times. When teachers, families, and students work together as a team we can achieve wonderful things!

Please review GES School 2016-2017 Calendar.

http://gfe.leeschools.net/_cache/files/aff043d8-061c-4620-9284-49077067db7d/BAABA32BDB51F4DA4C85EAC9289C6ED2.2016---2017-instructional-calendar-ges.pdf

Arrival Procedures


Arrival

Kid’s Exchange Morning Care

Students registered for morning care may be dropped off between 6:30 AM and 8:15 AM. in the IB Cafeteria. You must walk your child into the cafeteria. After 8:15 AM please report to the PLC Car Loop.

PLC Car Loop

Students will be dropped off along the car rider line no earlier than 8:25 AM. When the gates are open students will need to remain outside until the doors open at 8:30 AM. Students will sit in designated grade level areas. Free breakfast is served in both cafeterias from 8:30 AM to 8:50 AM. Students not attending breakfast will report directly to their assigned classroom.

PLC Car Loop Gates will close at 8:55 AM. – If gate is closed parents will need to drive to IB building to drop off student.


IB Car Loop- IB Car Loop Arrival Students will have a designated car sign

Students receiving Special Education Services in Mrs. Adcock, Mrs. Skillrud, Mrs. Slover and & Mrs. Teglasi Classes Only

Students will be dropped off along the inner IB car loop line no earlier than 8:30 AM. Please remain in your car with your child until a teacher arrives to escort your child to breakfast.

If you do not have designated car sign you will be directed to the PLC Car Loop.

Dismissal Procedures

Dismissal

PLC Car Loop

Students will be picked up at the PLC Car Loop in front of the PLC Building. All parents picking up will need to stay in the car line, showing their carpool tag(s) with the child’s name, and wait for a number that will be given to them by school personnel. Once that number has been given, parents picking up the student will go to the designated numbered cone where the student will be waiting. Please do not leave your car to get your child. The student will be assisted in the car by Gulf Elementary personnel and/or safety patrols. To avoid any accidents, please DO NOT go around other cars to exit. Please wait until the car in front of you moves forward. If you do not have carpool tag please pull up past cone 1, next to the curb. Please park your car and walk to the PLC Office with your driver’s license. Person picking up student must be on the Emergency Card. If not please expect a delay in picking up your child. The PLC Car Loop gate will close at 3:40 PM. After 3:40 PM please report to the IB Office to pick-up your child.


IB Car Loop -Students receiving Special Education Services in Mrs. Adcock, Mrs. Skillrud, Mrs. Slover and & Mrs. Teglasi Classes Only

Students in designated classrooms with the designated IB Car Loop Tag will be picked up at the IB car loop in front of the IB Building using the inner lane closest to the curb. All parents picking up will need to stay in the car line, showing their carpool tag(s) with the child’s name and Gulf Elementary personnel will bring your child to your car.


Kid’s Exchange After School Program

Students enrolled in our after school program will not be permitted to be picked up until 3:45 PM. If you need to pick up your child prior to 3:45 PM you will need to write it in your child's planner or contact the school to inform your child to report to the PLC Car Loop. Parents will not be permitted to pick-up students from the IB Office between 3:10-3:40 PM.


IB & PLC Walkers "Safe-Walk Zone"

In order for your child to be considered a walker they will need to live within Gulf Elementary school “Safe-Walk Zone” (a two mile range per Florida Statute) delineated by the District or have a parent currently employed at Ida Baker High School. If you currently do not live within the “Safe-Walk Zone” please plan accordingly for to pick your child up in the PLC Car Loop or arrange for bus transportation. Please keep in mind the safety of our students is our first priority.


  • IB Walkers


Students will report to the IB Foyer and wait for buses to be dismissed at 3:25 PM. Students will be escorted to the entrance gates of Gulf Elementary IB Building.


  • PLC Walkers


Students will report to the end of the Red Hallway and will be escorted by Gulf Elementary personnel to the cross walk on Aqualinda Blvd.



Rainy Day Dismissal

In the event there are thunderstorms, lightning and/or heavy rains, all walkers will be taken to the PLC Building for dismissal. Students not picked up by 3:45 PM will be taken to the IB office to call home. Pending the distance of lighting PLC Car Loop dismissal may be delayed for the safety of our students and staff.

Transportation Changes and Early Sign Out Procedures

If at any time during the year you need to change the way your child goes home:

Please use your child's planner to notify us in WRITING if your child must go home different from their usual manner. Emergency requests must be approved by administration by 2:15 pm that day.


Early Sign Out

If you must sign your child out prior to the end of the school day, Your child must be signed out prior to 2:45 pm. After 2:45 pm students will be sent their usual way home. Thank you for understanding.