Grade 1-8 Drop Off FAQ

» Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Curriculum, School News | 0 comments

 

School begins on Tuesday, August 26th! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about SpringGardenlogoGrade 1-8 drop off procedures.

 

When is drop off?

Drop off is between 8:15 and 8:30.

 

Where do I drop off my child?

Drivers can drop off students in the circle near the front door and then continue on.  Parking, however, is not permitted in the circle area. You will see No Parking Signs in this area.  This means you cannot park and come in for any reason (i.e. just to check mailboxes).  If you need to come into the school, please park in the lot.

 

What does my child do after being dropped off?

After coming inside, children should hang their lunches and backpacks outside of the classroom and proceed to the playground for Morning Recess.

 

Will my child’s teacher be out during morning recess?

Class 1 and Class 2 students will always have their teacher present during morning recess.  The other teachers rotate outdoor supervision duties. For the first few days, please walk your child out and greet the teacher.  Once your child is comfortable coming into the school, hanging lunches outside their classroom, and putting on their outdoor clothing to go outside then they may do it on their own.

 

When does school start?

School begins at 8:30. At this time, the recess bell rings and students line up to go inside their classrooms and begin their day. Children coming in after 8:30 must get signed in at the office with their caregiver and receive a pass.  Children who are tardy should proceed to their classroom once they are signed in and have a pass.  They should knock on the classroom door and wait patiently to be let in.  The teacher will not disrupt the morning opening but will let the child in once opening is finished.  They may need to wait a few minutes.

 

Is there Before Care?

Before care begins at 7:15.  Before care is located in the First Grade classroom. Children will put on their outdoor clothes with the help of the before care teacher, if needed, and then be walked to their class teacher (early childhood) or sent outside for morning recess.

 

Can I come in with my child?

Yes! Caregivers can walk into school with the student(s).  Park in the lot on the right (near the meadow & fence) or park to the far left against the grass near the Sports club pavilion property. When walking in with students, please walk into the front door only.  The door in the early childhood wing is locked and not for general entry. It is used only to take young children to The Meadow and Early Childhood teachers kindly ask that students use only the front door for entry.

 

Where do I park?

If you’d like to walk in with your student, come to the school store, or plan to speak with faculty or staff, please park in the lot on the right (near the meadow & fence) or park to the far left against the grass near the Sports Club pavilion property.

 

Where do students and/or parents walk in?

Please have students walk into the front door only, located under the overhang adjacent to the circle drop off area.  The door in the early childhood wing is locked and not for general entry. It is used only to take young children to the meadow and Early Childhood teachers kindly ask that students use the front door only for entry.

 

When should my child wear their outdoor clothes?

Every day, rain or shine, if your child is a student in Grade 1-4. It is easiest if they come to school wearing their appropriate outdoor rain or snow gear. This includes rain pants, boots and jacket. And snow pants, boots, jacket, hat, gloves and scarf in winter. Children are encouraged to be kids and get dirty at recess. These items ensure that children are dry and clean in their classrooms.

 

Do they wear outdoor gear if it’s sunny and hot?

Yes! Teachers will make the call as to whether the children can shed their outerwear items as the day goes on, but morning dew requires all students in Grade 1-4 to wear outdoor clothes each morning.

 

What if we’re late?

Children coming in after 8:30 must get signed in at the office with their caregiver and receive a pass.  Children who are tardy should proceed to their classroom once they are signed in and have a pass.  They should knock on the classroom door and wait patiently to be let in.  The teacher will not disrupt the morning opening but will let the child in once opening is finished.  They may need to wait a few minutes.

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