John Newbery Elementary Student’s Arriving and Departing In Vehicles Procedures

Updated: November 21, 2022

In an effort to ensure safety with arrival and departure for your children, we are asking you to take a few minutes to review our procedures.  

Arrival: 

Parents, remain in your vehicle.  Please continue to pull forward as far as you can to allow all traffic to move behind you.  All traffic will drive to the back cul-de-sac, near the portables, and loop towards the front, asphalt playground area.  Vehicles will enter the drop-off lane and continue to pull forward as far as possible before stopping to have your child exit the vehicle. Children may be dropped off 20 minutes before school starts (Monday 8:50, Tuesday - Friday 7:20). Students should arrive before 7:40 to avoid being tardy. If you enter the parking lot at 7:40 your child will likely be tardy.  Please arrive early, especially during inclement weather.

Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 4th graders will line-up with their classmates in the fenced, asphalt playground nearest the drop-off lane until teachers pick them up at 7:40 to enter the school.

2nd, 3rd and 5th graders will walk past the school entrance, cafeteria, and gym to line up in the back playground until teachers pick them up at 7:40 to enter the school.

RED FLAG DAYS 

Due to inclement weather, all students will be indoors after arriving at school if it is below 20 degrees, or unhealthy air quality.

Departure:  

Parents, remain in your vehicle.  Please continue to pull forward as far as you can to allow all traffic to move behind you.  All traffic will drive to the back cul-de-sac, near the portables, and loop towards the front, asphalt playground area.  Vehicles will enter the pick-up lane and continue to pull forward as far as possible before your child will be released to enter the vehicle.

Kindergarten and kindergarten siblings pick-up begins at 2:20pm (only for students picked up in the parking lot).  Students will be waiting outside the Kindergarten wing with an adult and be released to your vehicle at a safe, and appropriate time.  

****If you arrive after Kindergarten pick-up, and need to pick-up a Kindergartener, you need to join the traffic and wait your turn to get to the pick-up lane.

Bus Riders and Walkers dismissed at 2:30pm. Walkers need to depart from school as soon as they are dismissed. The playgrounds are not available immediately after school.

1st-5th grade pick-up begins at 2:30pm.  Students will be waiting in the fenced, asphalt playground area with an adult and be released to your vehicle at a safe, and appropriate time.