Taking a Bus to School
Students arriving to school by bus are dropped off and picked up on the bus platform located on the west side of the building. Only busses are permitted in the area during arrival and dismissal times. Students being dropped off or picked up should use the Polo Road entrance to the building.
Student Drop Off Information
For safety reasons, ALL students driven to school should be dropped off or picked up on Polo Road and will enter/exit the school through those doors. Please do NOT drop students off or pick them up in the Parkwood lot. For safety, all drop offs should be done on the same side of the street as the school and drivers must abide by the street signs to not make U-Turns or double park on Polo Road.
Arriving to school on time is paramount to success and being able to settle into the proper frame of mind as the instructional day begins. In our continued attempts to address lateness, we would like to familiarize you with our collaboratively created lateness procedure:
1. Homeroom begins at 8:20 a.m. Any student who is not in Homeroom by this time is late. Therefore, students should be dropped off by 8:05 to ensure they have time to visit their lockers and organize their belongings for the day prior to homeroom.
2. Students arriving to school between 8:20 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. should report directly to Homeroom. They will be marked tardy (T) for the day. Only a signed note will excuse a student.
3. Students arriving after 8:30 a.m. should report to the Main Office to sign in. Students must have a written note from home excusing the lateness. Lateness after homeroom will be looked at as a separate matter.
Dismissal is at 2:50 pm everyday. Students taking the bus will exit the building on to the bus platform and wait for their bus. Students being picked up by parents should exit the building out the main doors onto Polo Road. Parents should wait for their child on Polo Road and follow the direction of the crossing guard or staff member.