Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

Students standing in a line outside

Morning Drop-Off Procedures

Parents can drop their children off in the bus loop starting at 7:30 a.m. each morning. You can access the bus loop around the back of the school. When entering the bus loop, please follow the designated route (marked on the map below) to proceed to the parent drop off loop.

Do not allow your child to exit the vehicle unless a LMES staff member is present and has indicated that it is okay to do so. A member of the LMES staff must be present to supervise our morning drop-off procedures and to monitor the flow of student and vehicle traffic.

Students may be dropped off at the designated location between 7:30 and 8:05 a.m. Please have your child ready to exit the car (backpack ready, goodbyes said, etc.) when you reach the drop off location so that students may exit the car quickly. Your child must exit through a door on the passenger side so that he or she will not have to cross in front of cars. Please note that there will not be door service to unload students. Students will proceed directly to their classroom. Staff will be on duty throughout the building to assist students with getting to their classroom each morning.

At 8:10 a.m. (when the tardy bell rings), the staff member on duty will close the door at parent drop off loop. If your child arrives after 8:10 a.m., you must park in the front parking lot and walk your child to the front entrance of the school. A staff member will meet you at the door to sign your child in as tardy. Parents will not be able to escort their child(ren) into the building this year as part of our health plan.

Alternate Transportation

If you are interested in having your child walk or ride their bike to/from school each day, please contact your child’s teacher to get a copy of the walk to school or bike to school agreement form. Alternatively, you can download and print the form below. You must turn in a signed, hard copy of the agreement and receive confirmation of receipt from the front office before your child can walk and/or ride their bike to school each day.

Notifying Staff of Changes in Afternoon Dismissal Plans

If you need to alter your child’s typical dismissal plan (example: change from bus to pick up, change of daycare, biker/walker to parent pick up, etc.), please send a note to your child’s teacher specifying the details/dates of the change in afternoon dismissal. You may also send an email to the front office.

Due to limited bus transportation, students will not be allowed to ride a different bus home or to a friend’s house this year. Students may only ride their assigned bus.

If an emergency arises and you need to make a last minute change, please call the school office at 723-2040 before 1:45 p.m. We ask that you follow up with an email as well. Note: No transportation changes will be made after 1:45 p.m. each day. 

Early Dismissal for Appointments

If your child has a medical appointment that requires an early dismissal, please send in a note (see note to the office link below) to make your child’s teacher and or our office staff aware.

Parents who wish to pick their child up prior to our regular dismissal (2:15 p.m.) should plan to pick up their child before 1:55 p.m. Please be prepared to state your name and child’s name, as well as present your ID at the doorbell this year and wait outside for him/her. Office staff will escort your child to the door for any early dismissal.

Please note that if someone other than the parent/legal guardian is picking a child up early, we must have a note that includes the first and last name of the individual who will be picking your child up early that day (even if the person is on the emergency contact/pick-up list).

If you are sending an email regarding transportation changes, you must send the email to the front office.

Afternoon Pick-Up Procedures

Drop off and pick up procedures map

Our new afternoon procedures will mimic our morning drop off. Parents will no longer park and come inside to sign out their child. Each family will receive two parent pick up car tags with your assigned family number. When arriving in the afternoon for parent pick up, please hang one tag on your rearview mirror so that the number can be easily read by the staff member on duty. Your child(ren) will also have the assigned family number on their LMES badge. This will allow for us to precisely and quickly match students to parents for parent pick up. If you have a family member or neighbor who will pick up your child(ren), please be sure to give them one of your pick up car tags to use the day that they are picking up your child(ren).

Parents may enter the parent pick up loop (see map below) beginning at 2:10 p.m. Dismissal begins at 2:15 p.m., so there is no need to arrive prior to 2:10 p.m. Please follow the green arrows on map to the designated pick up location. A staff member will be on duty reading pick up car tag numbers. As the staff member reads your number, your child will be dismissed to the parent pick up loop. We ask that you wait patiently in your vehicle while the adult(s) on duty ensure that your child is safely loaded into your vehicle each afternoon.

Each family will only be issued two parent pick up car tags. If the person picking up your child does not have the appropriate car tag displayed, the staff member on duty will ask for photo ID to verify permission to pick up your child(ren). This may cause a delay with our parent pick up procedure, so please make every effort to have the pick up car tag used on a daily basis.

Once your child enters your car, you should remain in line to exit the parking lot. For the safety of all students, staff, and families, you should not pass cars in line or exit the line to cut through the parking lot to exit.

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