Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Our cafeteria entrance doors open at 7:20 each morning. This is the time that our breakfast duty staff are scheduled to get to their duty stations. Please understand that regardless of the weather, we cannot let your child in the building before that time, as he/she would be unsupervised. The front doors open at 7:40 each morning. Children begin arrival at classrooms at 7:40 and are tardy at 7:50. Classes start promptly at 7:50.
If you have more than one child at Woodland Heights, the oldest sibling should go to the dismissal area of the younger sibling. This will eliminate the need for parents to load at more than one area. For example, if you have a 3rd grade child and a kindergarten child, the older student will accompany the younger one to the kindergarten loading area.
EARLY MORNING DROP OFF:
The cafeteria doors on the Phillips Street side of the campus open at 7:20. Please drop off students in the back parking lot by the cafeteria, or at the sidewalk offof Phillips Street, which leads straight into the cafeteria. Staff will be supervising children as they arrive in these two areas.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF OR PICK UP STUDENTS IN THE TEACHER PARKING LOT ON THE PHILLIPS STREET SIDE OF THE SCHOOL.
For safety of all our children, do not drop off your child in the “Staff Only” parking lot on Phillips Street. Many “near accidents” have been reported in this area; it is not a safe pick up or drop off area.
The front doors of Woodland Heights open at 7:40. Students may be dropped off there after 7:40, but not before, as there is nobody there to supervise them.
AFTERNOON PICK UP:
Because teachers are preparing for the end of the day and gathering work for students, no students will be signed out after 2:35 p.m.
All vehicles form one lane of traffic to pick up your children.
Please place your student's name card on the passenger side visor of your vehicle, and flip your visor down so the staff can read it. After reading the name, staff will call your child for loading. Please pull up to the orange traffic cones. We will load your child there. This way, we can load 4-6 vehicles at a time.
We teach the children that they are not to leave until they are dismissed by the staff person responsible for supervising their dismissal area. Thank you ahead of time for understanding this procedure is for your child's safety.
Please remain in your vehicle in the traffic lane. Abandoned cars slow the entire process. We will deliver your child to your vehicle. If you choose to pick your child up in person, please park across the street, and walk to your child's dismissal area. Again, children may not leave until dismissed by a staff person responsible for supervising that area.
When your child is placed in your vehicle, the outside lane is designated to exit. This will allow you to leave without waiting for the car in front of you to load. Please proceed SLOWLY.
Pre-K will be picked up by the gate in the back of the building on the north side. We will only load vehicles that pull up close to the building. The outside lane must be left open so people can pull through. We will not load to double-parked vehicles. Once your child is loaded, please pull out onto 3rd Street, and turn left. If you turn right, you will hinder the traffic on Phillips Street, which is our 2nd grade loading area.
Kindergarten will dismiss on the northeast side at the back of the building. Again, please pull up close to the sidewalk for loading. We will not load to double-parked cars. Once your child is loaded, please pull out onto 3rd Street, and turn left. If you turn right, you will hinder the traffic on Phillips, which is our 2nd grade loading area.
1st Grade will dismiss inside the front bus loop at the front of the school. We will start loading at the orange traffic cone closest to the south corner of the building. We should be able to load four vehicles at a time. After your child is loaded, please pull into the outside lane, and proceed slowly. We will not load to double-parked cars, so you must pull up to the cones.
2nd Grade will dismiss along the Phillips Street side of the school, at the sidewalk. We should be able to load four vehicles at once. Vehicles will only be loaded at the traffic cones. We will not load to double-parked vehicles.
3rd Grade will be released at the front door of the school, in the front bus loop. Please pull up to the orange traffic cones by the curb at the front door. Once your student is loaded, please pull out to the outside lane, and proceed slowly. We will not load to double-parked vehicles or cars in the outside lanes.
Buses will pick up their students in the front bus loop, just west of the front doors.
Day Care Vans will pick up their students using the old circle drive near the covered pavilion North of the playground.