Arrival & Dismissal
Breakfast is provided free of charge from 8:00 am to 8:15 am in the cafeteria for all students in Kindergarten to 5th Grade. Pre-K students are provided with breakfast in the classroom at 8:20am.
Pre-K Students will enter from the main entrance escorted by an adult at 8:15 a.m.
Kindergarten Students will enter from the main entrance independently at 8:15 a.m. During the month of September only, Kindergarten students are escorted by an adult to their classroom at 8:15 a.m.
1st & 2nd Grade Students will enter from the upper 46th street entrance at 8:15 a.m.
3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students will enter from the cafeteria entrance at 8:15 a.m. (except for classes 305, 306 who enter directly into the Mini School building).
All doors remain open until 8:25 a.m., then all students must enter through the main entrance. After 9:00 a.m., students must be escorted by a parent/guardian to the main office. Please see lateness policy.
We strongly discourage taking a student out of school unless the student is ill or in the event of an emergency. Students should not leave school following a field trip or after any parent engagement activity including Fabulous Friday. Please schedule appointments, including doctor's appointments, after your child is dismissed from school at 2:40 p.m.
If you receive a phone call stating your child is ill and needs to be picked up, please arrive to the school as soon as possible and present a valid photo identification (ID). If you send an authorized emergency contact listed on the blue card, they must be 18 and over and have a valid photo identification (ID). If it is before 9:00 a.m. or after 2:00 p.m., please let the Safety Agent know you received a phone call and ask them to contact the Main Office.
In the event you decide to pick up your child early from school, you must do so after 9:00 am or before 2:00 pm. When picking up early, please try to arrive before or after your child's lunch period. You may have to wait longer for your child if you are picking them up during their lunch period.
Early pickups will not be permitted after 2:00 pm, unless your child is ill. If a student is being picked up by an adult (at least 18 years old) other than a parent/guardian, the parent/guardian will be contacted to ensure they are permitting the student to leave early from school. Office personnel will contact the parent/guardian directly. Please do not ask them to speak to the parent/guardian on a cell phone.
Please remember, students will only be dismissed to their parents/guardians or to another adult at least 18 years of age who MUST be listed on the blue card and MUST have a valid ID present. It is important to regularly update your child's blue card in order for the school to reach you in the event of an emergency.
In addition, it is extremely important that the person picking up the child know the name and class of the child to ensure a smooth dismissal.
- Pre-K Students will be picked up by their parents/guardians from the classrooms at 2:30 p.m.
- Kindergarten Students will be picked up by their parents/guardians from the classrooms at 2:35 p.m.
- 1st & 2nd Grade Students and Students in Classes 151 & 152 will be picked up by their parents/guardians from the school yard at 2:35 p.m.
- 3rd & 5th Grade Students will be dismissed to their parents/guardians from the upper 46th street exit at 2:35 p.m. (except for classes 305 and 306)
- Students in classes 305 & 306 will be dismissed to their parent/guardian from the lower 46th street exit at 2:35 p.m.
- 4th Grade Students and Students in Classes 153 will be dismissed to their parents/guardians from the main entrance on 47th street at 2:35 p.m.
After School Program - Students who attend an after school program including CFL and Salvation Army will be dismissed to their program before their class dismisses outside.
If you do not want your child to attend their after school program on a specific day, you must notify their teacher beforehand. The teacher will then dismiss your child via normal dismissal procedures. If you do not pick up your child on time, your child will be dismissed to their after school program.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY ONLY
If an individual is not listed as an emergency contact, a parent/guardian must fax or email the school. We will not accept request over the phone, however you may contact the school to obtain the fax number or an email address to send the email to.
The letter or email MUST include the following:
- the date of the pickup
- the name of the student
- the class of the student
- the name of the person you are authorizing to pickup the student (must be at least 18 years of age)
- a copy of the parent/guardian's picture identification (ID)
- the parent/guardian's signature
Late Student Pickups
All students should be picked up by 2:40 p.m. every day. Late student pickups are strongly discouraged. Parents/guardians or authorized adults arriving to pick up a student after 2:40 p.m. will be asked to wait patiently on a line to pick up their child. After 2:50 p.m., parents/guardians and authorized adults will be contacted to pick up their child.
Pre-K & Kindergarten Students will be brought to Room 134 after 2:40 p.m.
1st & 2nd Grade Students and Students in Classes 151 & 152 will be brought to the Mini School after 2:40 p.m. After 3:00 p.m. students will be brought to the Main Office.
3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students and Students in Classes 153 will be brought to the Auditorium. After 3:00 pm students will be brought to the Main Office.
Students who are not picked up on time by 2:40 p.m. may be brought to the 72nd Police Pct.
In the event of hazardous weather conditions, you will receive an automated message stating we will be using alternate dismissal procedures. These procedures are as follows:
- Kindergarten students will be picked up directly from their classrooms
- First and second grade students will be picked up from the cafeteria.
- Third through fifth grade students will be dismissed as usual.