Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 2019-2020

Our school start time is 7:40 am.  Students should be in their seats and ready to learn at the 7:40 am bell.  After 7:40 am, all students must enter through the front office, marked as tardy.   

For your child’s safety, no students are allowed to be at school before 7:15 am unsupervised.

Ride changes must be requested prior to 2:00 pm.  

There will be no early dismissal after 2:30 pm.  This is due to an increase in the amount of traffic and for the safety of your child.

The doors will open at 7:15 am and students will go straight to class or to their club activities.

Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria from 7:15 am -7:35 am.   

 

MORNING DROP-OFF

Car Riders

The back driveway is for car drop offs in the mornings.  Beginning at 7:15 am until 7:35 am, school personnel will be at the back of the school to assist students as needed getting out of the car.  Please do not leave children unattended until school personnel have arrived and back doors are open. 

After 7:35 am, you will need to drop off your child at the front of the building.  Parents should stay in a single line and pull all the way to the front of the line to drop off your student.  Students should be ready to exit the car on the curbside upon arrival. 

If you prefer to park in the front parking lot, students must be walked across the crosswalk by their parents. Students may not cross the crosswalk without being accompanied by their parent/guardian. The back parking lot is for staff parking only and student drop off through the car line only. 

Bus Riders

Bus riders enter through the front of the school.  When doors open at 7:15 am, students will be able to walk to their class or club activities.

Walkers & Bike Riders

Walkers need to enter through the front of the school.  Doors do not open until 7:15 am.

Bikes should be parked and locked on the designated bike racks in the front of the school. 

We are not responsible for lost or stolen bikes, please make sure that bikes that are ridden to school are locked up properly.  

Tardy

As a reminder, our school start time is 7:40 am. Students arriving after 7:40 will be counted as tardy. This applies to Friday morning assembly days as well.

Due to our new safety protocols, if your student is tardy they will need to ring the doorbell to enter the school. Please do not drive away until your child is in the building.

 

AFTERNOON DISMISSAL

Car Riders

All car riders will be picked up in the back driveway of the school.  When entering the car line, parents will form two lines. Please make sure that once you have selected a line, you stay in that line until you have picked up your child.   Teachers will supervise students’ departure.  A Schluter yellow dismissal card on the front dash that details the child’s name and grade should be visible.  Visibility of the sign will assist us in providing a quick, safe and smooth dismissal process. If you do not have a sign, you will be asked to go to the front office to pick up your student there. This ensures that all students are arriving safely at home. Car riders will not be released to car line after 3:10. At 3:10, the entrance to the back of the school will be blocked off with cones and cars will need to go to the front. 

Walkers & Bike Riders

Walkers and bike riders will only be dismissed out either the Primary or Intermediate side doors of the school.  Please specify Primary or Intermediate doors exit if your child is a walker.

Bike riders are dismissed directly after buses have left the driveway and are followed by walkers.

Bus & Daycare Riders

Bus and daycare riders are the only students who exit out the front doors at dismissal.

CHANGE IN TRANSPORTATION

An email, office phone call, or note must be provided for a ride change.  Emails can be sent to Lindsay.wickersham@nisdtx.org prior to 2:00 pm.

For emergency dismissal changes, notify the office at 817-698-3900 by 2:00 pm if your child’s usual afternoon dismissal has changed. 

No dismissal changes will be accepted after 2:00 pm.  If you are checking your child out of school early (early dismissal), please check him/her out before 2:30 pm.  No early dismissal after 2:30 pm.

Thank you for your partnership in following these procedures so we can provide a safe environment for all children.

 

The Arrival and Dismissal Procedures can also be found on our campus website. Thank you for your help in following these procedures so we can provide a safe environment for all children.