Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

  • Please be advised that building procedures, protocols, and time frames have been adjusted for the 2021_2022 school year due to Covid 19. All direct communication from our Parent Link System will take precedent over the items listed within our Handbook for the 2021_2022 school year. 


    Recommendations for Student Arrival and Dismissal

    • If bus transportation is available to your child, please take advantage of this privilege. Riding the school bus will ensure your child arrives, and departs, E.M. Baker on time.

    • If you drop your child off in the morning, only passenger side doors are to be open for children to exit the vehicle. Parents and children must never open drive-side doors while in the bus circle. Parking is not permitted at any time in the bus circle.  There are 7 total designated areas in the bus circle for "drop off" purposes only. 

    Dismissal Procedures

    There will be no student pick-up or visitor entry into the building after 3:00 PM due to our building-wide dismissal procedures, and the District’s new school building visitor management procedures. Entry into the building will resume at 3:35 PM once we have safely dismissed all students to the school buses. 

    If your child is designated as a “walker,” parents/guardians responsible for pick-up should arrive at the exterior grade-level specific “walker pick-up area” by 3:10 PM. 

    Any changes to your child’s regular dismissal plan must be submitted in writing. Please send a note with your child detailing your desired change. For example, if your child typically rides the school bus, but you would like him or her to be dismissed as a walker on a given day, please indicate that in writing with your signature. Changes to a child’s dismissal plan are not permitted over the telephone or by e-mail.  

    Please understand that students picked-up prior to 3:10 PM will be marked as an “early release” for attendance and reporting purposes.