The Hoot Owl
Oak Ridge Elementary 2019-2020
Welcome to ORE!
SCHOOL DAY TIME
Tardy is 8:01 a.m. If your child is tardy to school, you will need to park and walk your child to the front office and check them into school.
School ends at 3:10 p.m. Dismissal procedures will begin at approximately 3:13 p.m. If you must pick your child up early for an appointment, you need to get them before 2:45 p.m.
Policy states that all PK/Kinder students must be met by an adult when dropped off at their stops. This year, the adult present will have a sign with the child's name on it much like car rider signs. If no adult is present at the stop, the child will be returned to school and the parent or other designee will have to come to school to pick up the child.
FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL:
Please note that buses run extremely late both to and from school the first week or two of school. Please be patient when waiting on your child. The reason they run late is that the drivers are learning the routes and ensuring the right adult is at the stop to pick up the PK/Kinder students.
We have a very structured car rider line and once we get past the first couple of weeks of school, the line moves rather quickly in both the morning and the afternoon. In the morning, we ask that parents not park and walk children to the school. However, if there is a special situation and you must walk your child to the front, park in the outer front lot and walk your child all the way to the door. Children are not allowed to be dropped off in the parking lot and cross the car rider line on their own. In the afternoon, parents are not allowed to walk up and obtain a child from the car rider line. All afternoon traffic must go through the line in order to pick up a child. Car rider signs can be picked up at Meet the Teacher/Teddy Bear Tea. Please print large and bold so that the name can be easily read. When in the line, please display the sign in a prominent location so it can be seen.
CAR RIDER LINE PATTERN:
We have a very specific pattern for our car rider line that ensures a quicker process. If you are entering the car rider line for the northbound feeder road, please enter from Oak Ridge School Road (between the hotel and Saltgrass) instead of our driveway. This helps eliminate the back up on the feeder road and reduces the safety issue of cars being stacked up on the feeder road. See map below.
In order to be a walker/bike rider, students must live within the one mile radius and therefore, not be eligible for bus service. If you do not live within that one mile radius, your child will not be dismissed as a walker/bike rider.