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Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Arrival Procedures

We prefer students ride the bus, if possible.  This will always allow your child to be on time.  If you are dropping off your student in the morning, please get in the parent drop-off line and pull up along the sidewalk by the kindergarten entrance as far up to the stop sign as possible, and have your child exit your vehicle on the sidewalk side.  Once all the buses have left, you may be directed to pull to the front of the building to allow your child to exit.  You are permitted to do this only if you are directed by a staff member to do so.  

All children should exit from the passenger side/curbside of the vehicle.  Your child should be able to unbuckle and get out of your vehicle unassisted in order to keep the flow of traffic moving.  If your child is unable to do this, please park at the far end of the building and walk your child to the main entrance to enter the building.  Please see the information regarding Tardy students.

Dismissal Procedures

Again, we prefer students ride the bus, if possible.  If that is not an option, we have several dismissal areas at Foot of Ten as follows.  If you currently participate in one of the first two options, you will be contacted prior to school starting to see if you wish to continue with that option.

  • Permanent Parent Pick-Up (PPP) - Students may be assigned to this area if they are going to be picked up every single day during the school year.  There is a waiting list for this area and it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are interested in this option, please contact the main office. 

  • Basketball Court Pick-Up Area (BBC) - Students are assigned to this area if parents pick up every day (and are on the PPP waiting list) or pick up one or more days every week.  If you are interested in this option, please contact the main office.

  • Main Entrance Pick-Up - This option is for parents who pick up occasionally.  You will park in the far parking lot by the basketball court, walk up to the main entrance, and sign your student out.  Your child will then be called down.

We start dismissing students to these areas at 3:10 PM.  You must pick up your student NO LATER than 3:25 PM. 

Half-Day of School or Early Dismissal Pick-Up Times

Whenever the district has a half-day or early dismissal scheduled, please know the dismissal time is always when the buses leave the school.  Therefore, parent pick-up is always 20 minutes earlier than the dismissal time noted.  This goes for Emergency Dismissals also.