RBS New Dismissal Procedure
What does the end of the day look like?
Student dismissal is a little tweaked this year, as you might imagine! For our students who ride the bus, our teachers will review procedures and expectations and help ensure they safely and efficiently head down to their correct bus (we’ll have lots of staff in hallways, and then ‘checking-off’ students as they get onto each bus to help make this happen!), and have an efficient ride home. While there was some earlier guidance that all students would load the bus from back to front only, we happily have received permission to keep our Kindergarten students at the front of the bus, regardless of when they load. Kindergarteners who have older siblings should ride together as a family cohort at the front of the bus if possible.
For families who will be picking their child up:
- Please park in our front lot (to avoid the bus traffic in the lower level lot). You may also park on the grass right off of Old Wheeler Lane if the lot itself fills up.
- Please then walk up to the table that will be set up outside our front office to check in with Mrs. Alexander (or another helpful staff member); particularly important at the start of the school year as we get to know each other, have an ID ready as you check in! Follow standard/expected social distancing protocols as you line up.
- Upon check in, our staff will then radio into the building to send your child(ren) outside. They will head outside from the doors that are utilized by our PK students/staff – you’ll keep walking ‘north’ from our front doors to that location, and that is where another staff member will send students out that “PK” door to meet you.
Then you’re good to go!
Remember that dismissal on half days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this coming week) for our K-4 students is at 11:50 AM. However, given the changes we’ve made in protocol, we will begin our dismissal procedures a little before that time; please feel free to arrive and begin to check in at 11:30 if you want to (no need to, just if you want!)
Thanks – again! – for your care and attention – and can’t wait to see you, virtually or in person, this coming week!
Newly Registered Kindergarten Families
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