Morning Arrival


Our arrival and dismissal procedures are designed to ensure the safety of our entire school community.
…ALL STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE TO SCHOOL AND BE PICKED UP ON TIME DAILY…
School begins at 8:20 am

Locations
Pre-Kindergarten Classroom – Exterior Door
Take the stairs on St. Mark’s Avenue and follow the path that leads directly to exterior classroom doors (all doors are labeled).
Kindergarten Classroom – Hallway Door (Interior)
Rooms B1, B3, B5, B7, B19 & B21
Take the stairs on St. Mark’s Avenue and enter through the double doors just past the Cafeteria (all classroom doors are labeled.)
Grade 1 and Class 119 Cafeteria
Take the stairs on St. Mark’s Avenue and follow the path to the Cafeteria (first door on right).  Students assemble at their designated tables (all tables are labeled with their classroom teacher’s name). They will be escorted to their classroom by their teacher.
Grades 2, 3 and Class 129 Cafeteria (to Auditorium)
Take the stairs on St. Mark’s Avenue and follow the path to the Cafeteria (first door on right).  Students are escorted to the Auditorium to sit in their designated area until their classroom teacher arrives to escort them to their classroom.
Grades 4 and 5 Large School Yard
Students enter the Large School Yard via the stairs or large rolling gate on St. Mark’s Avenue. Line-up begins promptly at 8:15 am. Classroom teachers will escort the students directly to their second floor classrooms.* In inclement weather (rain, snow, below freezing temperatures) students should enter through the main entrance on Underhill Avenue and report to the Gymnasium to wait for their classroom teacher.

Early Arrival Drop-Off

Pre-K and Kindergarten students who arrive BEFORE 8:20 am must report to the cafeteria and sit at the tables that are assigned to their class.  Parents are encouraged to bring Pre-K and Kindergarten students at 8:20 am.


Morning Activities

Breakfast Our no-cost Student Breakfast Program operates daily in the Cafeteria. It begins at 7:35 am and ends at 8:10 am. We serve the Pre-K to 8 Breakfast Menu.
Playworks Our Playworks Coach facilitates an early morning fun and fitness program on the school’s playground. It is open to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 and runs from 7:40 am to 8:10 am. In cold or inclement weather the program takes place in the Gymnasium.

 


Morning Lateness

AFTER 8:25 am ALL Students must enter through the main entrance on Underhill Avenue and proceed to their classrooms (where they will be marked late by their classroom teacher).
AFTER 9:30 am ALL Students must enter through the main entrance on Underhill Avenue and report to the main office for a late pass.  This late pass must be given to their classroom teacher upon arrival to the classroom.

** Student lateness disrupts the classroom teaching environment and may also deprive the student of morning opportunities for academic intervention and reading recovery. All lateness is recorded in the student’s record and can adversely affect their acceptance into middle school.

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