New Pickup & Drop Off Procedures
Washington will open to students at 8:15 a.m. Students who ride the bus will be dropped off at the same spot on 7th street as in prior years and will be directed by staff to the entrance for their grade level. Parent drop offs will now be at their grade specific door in the 7th street lot. Students will be greeted there by staff at their grade level entrance and directed to their rooms. The picture below shows the entrances by grade. Kinder/Y5s and 5th will use door 6. 1st and 4th will use door 5, and 2nd and 3rd will use door 4. Students may not be dropped of at the main office to enter.
Our office will be open to assist families during our normal business hours of 7:30-4:00, but students arriving prior to 8:30 must be dropped off in the 7th Street lot. After 8:30, students who arrive late may enter through the main office doors. This will allow us to keep students in their classroom cohorts and to prevent unsafe crowding in the office. The maximum capacity of the office is 6 people. If more than 6 people are waiting they must wait in the vestibule or outside.
At 3:05 Dismissal, students will exit through the same doors they entered, passing around the outside edge of the blacktop area to the buses in the McKinley lot and on to the pickup area at the edge of the playground on the East side of the lot. New signs are being installed to help identify the grade levels waiting for pickup. Those parents who walk to pick up must observe social distancing guidelines while waiting. We are hoping this allows more room for waiting parents and a faster moving line.
Students may not be picked up in the main office after 2:45. If you have an emergency need between 2:45 and dismissal please call and we will bring your student out to you at the 7th Street lot, which may be subject to traffic delay. We recognize that dismissal is often a frustrating time due to the size of our parking lots. Please be patient with us and each other as we work through these new procedures and try to get things moving as safely and quickly as possible.
7:30 - Office open please call ahead
8:15 - Student drop of begins at McKinley Lot
8:30 - 7th Street lot drop off closed and late students use main office
2:45 - Office closed to student pickup call if an emergency
3:05 - Students Dismissed from McKinley Pickup Area
If you have any questions please give us a call. (989-894-2744)