Saint James the Apostle School

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Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Please follow the directions of the staff for the safety of all children and staff on duty.

MORNING DROP OFF

Bus Students

  • Students will be dropped off at curb and checked in by a teacher.
  • Students will enter the building using Door #8 and proceed to their classrooms.
  • Once bus students enter building, Door #8 will be locked.

K-8 students dropped off by car

  • All students will be dropped off by the orange cones in the Safety Zone between 7:45-8:00.
  • Students will enter the building using Door #2 and proceed to their classrooms. There will be at least two staff members on duty.
  • Students entering the building after 8:00 will report to the School Office for a late pass.
  • PreK students with older siblings may be dropped off at school as early as 7:45 AM.
  • These students will go directly to their PreK classroom.

PreK students dropped off by car

  • All PreK students will be dropped off by the orange cones in the Safety Zone between 8:00-8:15.  PreK teachers and aides are on duty.
  • Students will enter the building using Door #2 and proceed to their classrooms.

Walkers

  • Enter school building through Door #2.

 

DO

  • Arrive to school on time.
  • Follow the car line around the building just like dismissal to the Safety Zone. Pull all the way up to the car in front of you.
  • Have your children exit your car on the side with the orange cones for safety reasons.
  • Use Door #2 to enter the building.
  • Wait patiently in the car line until cars move or unless directed by a staff member.

 

DON’T

  • Drop off students in front of Saint James.
  • Pull around another car.

 

REMINDERS

  • Before Care opens at 7:00 AM.
  • The school day starts at 8:00 for students in K-8.
  • The school day starts at 8:15 for PreK students.

 

Any students on school property between 7:00 AM and 7:45 AM are to report to Before Care in the Media Center and not left on the property unsupervised.

 

 

AFTERNOON PICK UP

  • The afternoon pick up will have only one pick up area.
  • Students will be assembled by class.  All siblings and children that car pool will stand together near the youngest child's class.
  • Please remain in your car and in the traffic line.  Staff members will be directing the traffic as the cars are prepared to exit.
  • When dismissal is concluded, the remaining students are taken to After Care.  There is a fee imposed for this service.
  • Dismissal time is 2:35 PM on regular school days and 12:00 PM on half days.
  • When dismissal is concluded, the remaining students will be taken to After Care. There will be a fee imposed for this service. There is no After Care on 12:00 PM dismissal days prior to holidays.
 
For the safety of your child and all of our children, please follow the directions of the teachers on duty.