School News & Announcements
A Message from the Principal
NEW DAILY DISMISSAL PROCEDURE AT 2:15 PM STARTING MONDAY OCTOBER 20
Because we have high enrollment and a large number of families who pick their students up after school, the main hallway and entrance area is very congested. Student safety is our #1 priority so starting next week on Monday October 20 we will no longer be dismissing students for parent pick-up in the front hallway.
Following is the new daily dismissal procedure at 2:15 PM:
Grades Kg. – 3rd : Parent pick up on the playground, under the undercover area.
Each class will have a designated spot where students will line up with their teacher and parent pick up will occur. Teachers will escort all their students outside at the end of the day and line up (under the undercover area) and release students, making eye contact with parents, as they have always done in the main hallway. Students riding the bus will remain with their teachers (as they did in the main hallway) until parent pick up is over and then will be escorted by their teacher to the bus area for loading. Any student not picked up by their parent will be taken back out to the undercover area and released to their parent there (just as teachers have done inside the building.)
Grades 4: Students who are the only Capitol Hill student in their families, will be escorted to the front of the building with Mrs. Caron & Mr. Jaquiss and released to parents at the usual their usual spot (no change.) 4th graders with younger siblings will go to the playground and join their younger sibling there for parent pick up.
Grade 5: Students who are the only Capitol Hill student in their families, will be escorted to the front of the building (on SW 17th) and parents can pick them up there (to the left of the main entrance doors.) 5th graders with younger siblings will go to the playground and join their younger sibling there for parent pick up.
4th & 5th graders who ride the bus will be released to go to busses as usual. Parents should not wait at the bottom of the stairs near the bus doors to pick up their students. Wait outside at the of the building to pick your student up there.
NO parents need to wait in the main hallway after school to pick up their child. K-3rd Grades: pick up students outside on the playground. 4th & 5th Grades: pick up students outside the school in front (on SW 17th Ave.) The main hallway will no longer be a waiting area after school.
ExAcademy and CLC students will be escorted through the main hallway to go to the cafeteria (for ExAcademy) or the gym (for CLC classes.)
The purpose of this change in our parent pick up procedures is safety. With the number of students we have this year and the number of parents who pick their students up after school the main hallway has become too congested. Separating the areas for pick up and ExAcademy/CLC will enable us to keep all students safe. Please pick your student up on time (no later than 2:15 PM) – this will help teachers do their jobs and students feel reassured that parents will be here.
Thanks for your cooperation. This practice will start on Monday October 20, 2014.