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Knox Elementary School Carpool Guidelines

8/26/15

Parents are asked to remain in their vehicle at all times. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment for all the children and adults during carpool.

Morning Drop Off

Drop off in the mornings begins no earlier than 7:30 AM. Before that time, there will be no one outside to supervise unloading, and the child’s teacher may be out of their classroom working in another part of the building as they prepare for the day.

When dropping off your child, parents are asked to pull down to the big orange cone so that traffic will not get backed up. Patience is appreciated.

If you have to sign papers or handle other concerns, please pull around the utility poll beside the big orange cone and pull over. Thanks!!!

Afternoon Pick-up

Please have the carpool ID number (coming soon) sign posted in the upper portion of the passenger window to make it visible to our team. Ensure that your child(ren) know their carpool number. Parents are not to wait in the lobby for students or go to classrooms at the end of the day. All carpool students are dismissed from the classrooms and should be picked up in the carpool line. Safety first

Please stay alert for any pedestrians using the crosswalk in front of the school during carpool.

 

Walkers

Students walking toward the railroad tracks and up the hill toward Head Start parking lot will be escorted out by a faculty or staff member.

Parents are asked to stay in their cars.

 

It is important that teachers know who is picking up your child.

 

 

Guidelines for Check In and Check Out

Signing In 

Upon arriving at Knox Elementary, please report directly to the office to sign in or check out your student. Do not go to your child’s classroom without signing in at the office first.

Checking Out

If parents need to check students out of school early for an appointment, the student must be checked out in the office by 2:30. The office will be closed at 2:30 each day for student check out. The reason for this procedure is student safety. In case of an emergency, parents may call the office at 334-874-1650. A staff member will return your call if necessary. We discourage early check outs and late arrivals but understand that they may happen a few times each year.

 

 Identification and Volunteering

Identification

Staff members may ask to see a picture ID before releasing students. Please be aware that this is not intended to be an insulting process. It is better for us to verify the identity of people the staff does not recognize than to release a student to someone to whom the child should not be released. The staff cannot release students to people who are not listed on a student’s emergency contact card. Please keep this list updated.

The Instructional Day

While we encourage and welcome parent volunteers into school and into our classrooms, it is our mission at Knox Elementary to protect the instructional day from interruption.

If you want to meet with or to volunteer to help your child’s teacher, please set up times with him or her prior to your visit.

Parent/teacher conferences are to occur either before school, after school, or during the teacher’s planning period.

Unscheduled visits – except in the case of an emergency – are not allowed to interrupt the quality learning and teaching that is occurring in your child’s room.  If you do stop by our office, we will be glad to take any information down and get it to the intended staff member as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come out and join us for:

Open House

August 18, 2015

5:00-6:30

Teachers will share important information.

 

2015-2016 Tiger Registration-August 5 from 1:00-3:30

See you there!!!

 

August 6th- First day of school 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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