2015-2016 Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Daily Arrival Procedures and Guidelines:

  • Parents/caregivers should park their vehicle in a parking spot. Please DO NOT PARK IN THE HANDICAP PARKING SPOTS OR DOUBLE YELLOW LINES. Only vehicles displaying a current, valid handicap placard or handicap license plate may park in the handicap spots.
  • All parents/designated caregivers will walk their children to the South Entrance doors. A teacher, on duty, will escort your child(ren) into the school’s gymnasium until school begins.
  • All parents/designated caregivers are asked to drop-off their children at the South Entrance doors.
  • All parents/designated caregivers that must enter the building will have to sign-in at the church office.
  • School doors open at 8:15am.
  • Any student dropped off before 8:15am will be placed in the before care program and fees will be applied.

Daily Dismissal Procedure and Guidelines:

  • Parents/caregivers should park their vehicle in a parking spot. Please DO NOT PARK IN THE HANDICAP PARKING SPOTS OR DOUBLE YELLOW LINES. Only vehicles displaying a current, valid handicap placard or handicap license plate may park in the handicap spots.
  • All parents/designated caregivers will pick up children at the South Entrance doors and will sign out with the student’s classroom teacher.
  • All siblings will be dismissed with the oldest sibling’s classroom teacher.
  • No child will be released until a parent or designated caregiver signs out the child(ren) for the day.
  • Preschool and Pre-K classes will be dismissed at 3:05 pm. This includes Mrs. Peggy’s class, Ms. Helen’s class, Mrs. Pam’s class, and Mrs. Staci’s class.
  • Kindergarten classes will be dismissed at 3:10pm.
  • First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade classes will be dismissed at 3:15 pm. This includes Mrs. Nikoletta’s class, Miss Eleni’s class, and Mrs. Aleka’s class.
  • Please view the attached sibling list for more sibling dismissal information.

Teacher Communication:

Our main priority at dismissal is student safety. We discourage last minute questions at dismissal times when teachers should be focused on student safety. Drop-off and pickup are not appropriate times to discuss detailed student questions and concerns. Please review these guidelines concerning parent/teacher communication:

  • All detailed questions and concerns should be communicated with the classroom teacher via email, telephone, or scheduled appointment/conference before or after school.
  • Please see the attached teacher contact list for teachers’ email and phone extensions.

Special Dismissal for Severe Weather/Hallway dismissal

  • In case of severe weather, dismissal pick-up will be inside the building. We will post a sign on the south doors indicating if dismissal will be held in the building due to severe weather.
  • Parents may enter the building and wait in the hallway near the south entrance doors.
  • Parents must wait for teachers to line up their students at their designated locations in the gymnasium. No parent is allowed in the gymnasium; sign out will take place at the gymnasium doors.
  • Parents/designated caregivers must then sign out child(ren) before the children may leave.
  • Once your child(ren) are signed out, please exit the building.
  • Departure times and sibling dismissal will remain the same.
  • No student is allowed to play in the gymnasium, hallway, or upstairs in the classrooms after dismissal, whether supervised or not.

Early Dismissals or Different Departure Arrangements

Early Dismissal:

  • If you plan on picking up your child early, the teacher or director must be notified via note in child’s folder, email or telephone by calling the school office at 630.834.0477 and leaving a message in our general voicemail.
  • Please notify the teacher or director as early as possible
  • When you arrive at the school, please go to the church office and sign in with the church secretary. The secretary will then call up to the director in the school office to escort the student to the church office.
  • Different Departure Arrangements:
  • If parents choose to have someone else pick up their child(ren), the teacher/director must be notified of the change and be provided with the name, address, and description of the person via note, email, or phone call. The designated person picking up your child(ren) will be asked to show identification.
  • Sibling dismissal procedures will remain the same
  • Please arrive on time to pick up your children. Any children that have not been picked up by 3:15 will be placed into the afterschool care program and fees will be applied.