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Car Rider Information

A.M. Drop-off: If your child is a car rider, please drive to the south entrance of the school grounds located off of First Street at the rear of the school building. You will then follow the sidewalk around to have your child dropped off in the front of the school. To keep the flow of traffic running smoothly, please have your child ready to go to ensure a quick drop-off.

P.M. Pick-up: Parents picking their children up should drive their cars to the south entrance of the school grounds located off of First Street at the rear of the school building. Car riders will be dismissed through the kindergarten room exit. For the safety of the children, they may not cross traffic to enter a vehicle in the parking lot. It is very important for the safety of the children that these procedures be followed.

Changing Transportation: If for any reason there is a change from the way your child normally goes home, please send a note that day. Children will not be allowed to change their afternoon routine unless we have written permission or a phone call from a parent or guardian.

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Bus Rider Information

To sign up for bus transportation, please click here.

To help your child be ready for bus transportation, please teach them the following:

  • If your student misses the bus at their regular stop, do not follow the bus to the next stop and let your child walk/run beside the bus to get on.  The driver cannot see the student in the danger zone, especially if it is dark and could possibly hit them as they pull away from the stop.  Take your student to school.
  • Make children stay at least 10 feet away from the bus until they begin to enter.  Children will be able to see the driver and the driver can see them.
  • If children must cross the street to the bus they should cross the street 10 feet (five giant steps) in front of the bus where they can see the driver and the driver can see them.
  • Warn children that, if they drop something, they should never pick it up.  Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver’s instructions. If they bend over to pick up a dropped object, they might not be seen by the driver and could be hurt if the driver pulls away from the stop.
  • Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus. Car drivers in a hurry sometimes try to sneak by the bus on the right hand side.
  • Teach your child to secure loose drawstrings and other objects that may get caught in the handrail or door of the bus as they are exiting.
  • If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited at seeing you  after school that they may dash across the street and forget the safety rules.


After School Program

Communities in Schools operates a before and after school program for students who need childcare. For more information, click here.

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