Arrival and Dismissal

Preschool starts promptly at 7:45 a.m. or at 11:45 a.m. It is important that students are in the classroom and ready to begin activities at 7:45 a.m. or at 11:45 a.m. Routine is important for young learners. Students may arrive any time between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. for the morning session or between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. for the afternoon session.


Preschool students enter their classroom by using the outside doors of their classroom located off the rear parking lot. Only Preschool students are allowed to enter through these doors. Siblings in grades K-8 must use the entrances on the circle drive to access their classrooms.


Starting Preschool can be an exciting experience for many children. However, this may be your child’s first experience away from the familiar surroundings of home. This transition may be difficult for your child. There will be an aide at the door every morning to assist your child in making a smooth transition to the Preschool setting.


When picking up students at 10:45 a.m. dismissal, use the driveway nearest the newspaper recycling bins to access the rear parking lot. Park your car on the lot closest to the Preschool outside doors. Teachers will lead the students out these doors at dismissal time. Please leave the premises via the same driveway so as not to interfere with lunch recess for grades K-8. Please use caution when exiting at this time.


Please be prompt in picking up children at dismissal time. A note must be sent if your child is going home a different way than normal. Students staying for Lunch Bunch need to be picked up at 1:00 p.m. Please come to Mrs. Blum’s classroom door at 1:00 p.m. when picking up your child from Lunch Bunch. When picking up students at 2:50 P.M. dismissal, ALL CARS SHOULD PARK ON THE CHURCH LOT CLOSEST TO RINGER ROAD. The Preschool teacher will walk preschoolers to the church lot. The regular dismissal procedure followed by the day school will be used.