Frequently Used Policies
Dropping Off and Picking Up Children by Car: Please drive slowly and avoid sudden vehicle movements as you drive through the parking lot. Please remain in vehicles and allow the patrols to assist your child in exiting and entering during AM drop-off and PM pick-up times. To avoid traffic congestion, you may have to loop around if your child is not at the curb for pick-up. DO NOT drive around buses as they unload, just as on a public street. Observance of these procedures will ensure student safety and expedite the movement of cars through the lot.
Emergency Procedures: On the first day of school, parents were asked to complete and return an Emergency Information Form. Parents should keep the information on these forms current. In an emergency, when children are dismissed early, it is impossible for the school to contact all parents. Discuss your emergency plan, including child care, with your child so he or she will know where to go.
Each school has plans and a Crisis Management Team. There is a regular review of each school’s shelter-in-place procedures. Emergency preparedness includes limiting access to the building and maintaining emergency kit materials along with emergency food and water supplies. The students will participate in several types of drills - fire, shelter-in-place (used for hurricanes/tornadoes or for biological or chemical threats) and lockdown (used in the event of an intruder).
Field Trips: Field trips offer additional learning experiences for students. All trips-walking, private car, bus or Metro-must be approved in advance by the principal. Student permission slips must have a parent's signature prior to departure. Students will not be allowed to go on a field trip without parental permission.