Can I walk my child to his/her classroom each morning?
The first week of school is a big transition for everyone. Walking your child to their classroom during the first week is fine. After the first week of school, the children are expected to walk to their classrooms on their own.
The exception is Pre-K and Kindergarten families – for these families, two weeks should be sufficient time to adjust to the new school year. There will be teachers in the cafeteria to monitor the children dropped off prior to 7:30 and grade level teachers will escort the children from the cafeteria to the classrooms at 7:35.
How does carpool work?
In the mornings, children may be dropped off by car in the lower parking lot. Teachers will assist students exiting cars along the lower parking lot sidewalk. In the interest of traffic flow on N. Peachtree and the safety of our children, there is NO drop off in front of the building and in the upper parking and bus lane.
In the afternoons, cars should begin to line up along the lower parking lot sidewalk in front of the gym. When all of the children are safely in the gym, the carpool numbers will be called. Children will be allowed to enter the cars at the spots where teachers are positioned. You will receive your carpool number at registration or you may request one in the office at a later date.
What are the drop-off / dismissal policies?
In the mornings, all children who arrive before 7:30 a.m. are seated in the cafeteria according to ages. This includes bus riders, walkers and carpool children. A grade level teacher will pick children up in the cafeteria at 7:35 am.
The first week of school always is a little crazy for drop-off. PLEASE allow EXTRA time to make sure you are at school on time.
In the afternoon, children are dismissed according to their mode of transportation: carpoolers at 2:30 pm and bus riders, walkers and van riders at 2:35 pm. Carpool children are escorted to the gym and bus riders are escorted to the Bus Lane. Walkers are escorted to the library where parents may be waiting. Van riders also report to the cafeteria where they are supervised until they are picked up by the designated day care provider.
If you would like to meet your child at school for dismissal, you must wait in the lobby. A school representative will dismiss your child to you.
What if my child is late to school?
Please make every attempt to have your child at school on time. Your child is considered tardy if they arrive in their classroom after 7:45 am. If, on a rare occasion, your child is tardy, you MUST sign your child in by accompanying him/her to the front lobby. Your child will receive a tardy pass and will be escorted to class by a school representative.
How do I let you know that my child will be going home a different way than usual?
Please send a note to your teacher to let them know of any transportation changes. Please include phone numbers of where you can be contacted. If you wish to make a transportation change during the day, please call the office (678-676-7102) before 2:00 pm. The office will notify your child’s teacher of the change and will ensure your child is transported in the way you requested.