Children who will be walking to and from school on a daily basis will follow the ensuing procedures.
All walkers will enter school at 8:10 a.m. by way of the second gym door. Staff will be on hand at that time to make sure they line up properly and proceed to class. Children should not arrive earlier than 8:10 a.m. as there will be no staff supervision prior to that time. Also, no children will be permitted to enter the building through the front door. Due to security procedures, doors to the school are locked at all times. At dismissal, the walkers will leave from the same gym door; this is where you will meet them at the end of the day.
In order to ensure the safety of each student who will be walking, children will have friends or walking buddies who they can team up with as they walk to and from school. At dismissal, students in Grades 3-5 will be reminded to join their friends as they leave school to walk home.
For students in Grades K – 2, each parent will send in a list of four (4) approved walking buddies who will accompany them as they leave for the day. The list may include parents, friends, relatives, even siblings who are in Grades 3 – 5. There will be staff on hand to make sure that the younger students walk home with only those who are on the approved list. NO Grade K – 2 student will be permitted to walk home alone. If no one from the list is there at dismissal to meet the child, a staff member will walk the child to the main office and a call will be made for the child to be picked up there.