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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival Procedures:

  • Students eating breakfast at school may enter at 7:20. Non-breakfast students enter at 7:30.
  • DO NOT drop off students before 7:20. We do not have staff on duty to receive students before then.
  • Car riders and daycares drop off in a single line along the curb in the front drive. No double car line in the morning for student safety! We have limited staff on duty at the curb.
  • Parents may park in unmarked spaces in the front drive or at the church or shopping center on either side of the school. You must escort your child across to the sidewalks leading to the front doors.
  • Be patient with traffic on Synott. It's slow, but it does move. DO NOT drive down the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalk to get around traffic.
  • The bus drive at the side of the building is for Alief ISD school buses ONLY! All other vehicles must stay out of the bus drive.

Dismissal Procedures:

  • DO NOT park and leave your vehicle in the front drive unless you are in a designated parking space. The driveway is a fire zone and parking along the curb is prohibited. If you stop and wait along the curb, you must stay in your vehicle and be ready to move if you are blocking entrance or exit from the driveway area.
  • NOTE: Change of transportation (i.e. from daycare to car rider, bus rider to walker, etc.) must be done by 2:30. Last minute changes cause confusion for students and increased potential for errors, as the end of the day is very busy in the office and in the classrooms. Any requests for change after 2:30 will require administrator approval and may be denied.
  • Car riders are dismissed beginning at 3:05 and enough staff are on duty to assist with loading students safely in two lanes of traffic. (NOTE: This is different from morning dropoff procedures.)
  • Students in the car rider area must be loaded into a vehicle. You may not walk over from the church or shopping center parking lots and pick up your child from the front curb area.
  • Daycares pick up students from the back of the building (staff parking lot driveway) in the afternoon. Daycares are dismissed beginning at 3:10.
  • Walkers are dismissed at 3:15. Some walk out the back through the playground to their neighborhood. Some walk out the front and down or across Synott to get to their homes. If you park your vehicle and walk up to pick up your child, your child will be dismissed with the walkers.
  • The bus drive at the side of the building is for Alief ISD school buses ONLY! All other vehicles must stay out of the bus drive. Buses are loaded after 3:05 in the order they arrive, which can vary from day to day.
  • Be patient with traffic on Synott. It's slow, but it does move. DO NOT drive down the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalk to get around traffic.

Thank you for following these safety procedures! We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our best to ensure students' arrival and dismissal happen safely.