Preschool Carpool Instructions
School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m., with the option of A.M. Preschool Extended Day from 7-7:45 a.m. P.M. Preschool Extended Day begins at 11:30 a.m. and is offered until 6 p.m. See the Preschool Extended Day page for extended day information.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. daily, a staff member will greet you at the front door of the preschool building. A parent/guardian disembarks, unbuckles and hands off the willing student. The parent signs in the student. After collecting several students, a staff member will shuttle them to the child’s classroom. This free service is available from 7:45-8 a.m.
If you choose to park and walk in your student, please park in front of the preschool and remember our parking lot safety rules: (1) No child may be left in your vehicle unattended and (2) please hold the hand of your child at all times.
There will be a sign-in form in the foyer as you enter the school. It is imperative that you sign in your child every school day and then sign out at dismissal. This
gives us a record of attendance, as well as a written record of pick-up. Please do not allow the children to mark on the sign in/out forms as these are a part of the school’s permanent record and they must be legible. Make sure any adult who has permission to bring or pick-up your child knows to perform this procedure.
The parent or guardian then escorts the child to their classroom. When arriving and departing it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their child’s safety. If a child is picked up late, a charge will be incurred. Late fees are calculated at $5.00 per each 5 minutes or any portion thereof.
11:30 a.m. dismissal is a drive-through system the same as morning drop-off. We request parents to enter via Winchester Street, make a sharp left in front of the parish office building and slowly proceed down in single file and staff will direct the driver to form a line in front of the preschool building. Please remain in your vehicle. A staff member will escort your child to your car for you to seat and buckle him/her.
Approved persons must initial a sign-out sheet at pick-up. Children will only be released to their parent or individuals listed on the Pickup Authorization Sheet. When the elementary school has an early dismissal, children will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m. in front of the preschool building. Please be patient as our arrival and
dismissal procedures will be new to everyone!
The parent must provide a clearly written note reflecting any change in the child’s pick-up procedure. The note must state that you are giving the school permission to release the child to the person, and must state the name of the adult (18 years or older) picking up. Please tell any adults whom we do not know, that we will check their license to verify their identity, before releasing the child. If you call the school and have a change in the pick-up plans, the staff will not release any child to an adult whose name is not on your pick-up list. These are kept in the office
and the classroom.