Arrival and Dismissal:
Arrival for all walkers at both the Main site and the 6:1:1 site will take place at beginning 8:30am for all students. Please do not arrive early as it is difficult to social distance around the building. All bus students will be met by staff members who will greet the students as they arrive. Staff will escort students to the gymnasium to wait to be escorted to their respective classrooms.
If you walk your child to school, drop off will be in various locations, indicated below. Please wait outside with your child until a staff member arrives and never leave your child unaccompanied as we will be doing temperature checks during this time. It is important to make certain that you and your child/ren are practicing social distancing during arrival and dismissal. You will find signage that informs you of where to stand for morning line up and students will return to the same place for afternoon dismissal. Please follow the signage details as well as the following instruction of support staff.
6:1:1 students arriving with parents will wait at the Carlton Street entrance no earlier than 8:30am. Staff will greet parents at the doors and escort students to the classrooms. At the 6:1:1 site, students are escorted to and from any transition at all times.
During this time, parents will not be permitted to enter the school building.
Arrival: PreK students will arrive at the doors on Denton Place closest to Carroll Street. Teachers will greet families outside and instruct students and parents with next steps. During the first few days of school, ONE parent will be permitted to accompany their child/ren to the classroom in the morning only. Dismissal: PreK students will be dismissed from the same doors as they arrive. Dismissal will begin at 1:50pm. Please wait at the doors for the teaching staff to arrive. Once a member of the staff has identified you, your child will be escorted to you. Parents will not enter the building.
Arrival: Kindergarten students will be greeted by the staff at the doors on Denton Place closest to 1st street. Teachers will greet families outside and instruct students and parents with next steps. Parents will not be permitted into the school building. Dismissal: Kindergarten students will be dismissed from the same doors as they arrive. Dismissal will begin at 1:50pm and each class will stagger dismissal starting at 1:50 and ending at 2:00. Teachers in each classroom will provide you with further instructions. Please stand away from the doors to allow children to travel to their dismissal area with physical distancing being a priority at all times.
Arrival: 1st Grade students will be greeted by the staff at the doors closest to the school yard on Whitwell Place. Students will line up along the wall and wait until a staff member arrives. Students will be escorted to their classrooms by a staff member. Dismissal: 1st Grade students will be dismissed from the same doors (Whitwell Place) as entry. Dismissal will be staggered and begin at 1:50pm. Please wait for your child in the same area as the morning arrival being mindful of physical distance requirements.
Arrival: 2nd Grade students will line up along the school yard gate (on the outside of the gate) with the line going towards 1st street. Students and parents will wait here until a staff member arrives. Dismissal: 2nd Grade students will line up along the school yard gate with a teacher beginning at 1:50pm. Teachers will stagger dismissal and send further instructions. Please stand away from the gate to allow students the space they need.
Arrival: 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will arrive and go to their respective area in the school yard. Please look for signage to direct you to the correct waiting area. Students will be expected to line up and remain 6 feet apart at all times. Please remain with your child until a member of the staff arrives. Dismissal: for grades 3-5 will be in the same place as arrival. Please make sure to arrive at the school no later than 1:50.
Things to keep in mind:
- It is important to be patient during arrival and dismissal. It will take us extra time to get students in and out while following the physical distance guidelines and all other safety procedures.
- Be on time for arrival and dismissal! School begins at 8:30am and ends at 2:00pm. It is important to be on time because teachers are required to hold office hours for parents beginning at 2:00pm.
- Parents are asked to make certain that physical distancing requirements are practiced during all arrival and dismissal procedures.
- Due to the procedures in place during this time, students must be on time as doors will close at 8:45pm. Late arriving students will wait outside until a staff member arrives. Please call the main office and let them know that you are arriving late.
- Main entrance doors: Please do not enter the main doors. Call the main office and wait outside. The main office number is 718-624-5271. At our 6:1:1 site, please call the main office at 718-858-6291.