Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

Students standing in a line outside

Parent Drop Off (Mornings)

  • Parents can drop their children off in the bus loop each morning between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. The bus loop entrance is around the back of the school. When entering the bus loop, please follow the designated route (see map) to proceed to the student drop off area.
  • An LMES staff member must be present before students can exit the vehicle. Do not allow your child to exit the vehicle until a staff member has indicated that it is okay to do so. 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 will exit through a door on the passenger side so that he or she will not have to cross in front of cars.
  • There will not be door service to unload students.
  • Students will proceed directly to their classroom upon exiting the vehicle. 
  • Please note that the tardy bell rings at 8:15 a.m. 
  • At 8:15 a.m. the staff member on duty will close the door at the morning drop off area. Students may not be dropped off in the morning drop off area after 8:15 a.m.
  • If your student arrives after 8:15 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 greet 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.
  • Staff will be on duty throughout the building to assist students with getting to their classroom each morning.
Drop off and pick up procedures map

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.

Parent Pick Up (Afternoons)

Our new afternoon procedures will mimic our morning drop off. Each family will receive two yellow parent pick-up car tags (with your child’s name and family number). 

  • When arriving in the afternoons for parent pick up, please place the tag on your dashboard so that the number can be easily read by the staff member on duty. This will allow 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 tags to use the day that they are picking up. 
  • If the person picking up your child does not have the appropriate car tag displayed, the staff member on duty will ask for a 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 tag used on a daily basis.
  • Dismissal begins at 2:35 p.m.
  • Parents will enter the bus loop and follow the car line (arrows on map) to the designated pick up area. A staff member will be on duty reading car tag numbers.
  • As the staff member reads the number, your child will be dismissed to the parent pick up line. We ask that you wait patiently in your vehicle and an adult on duty will ensure that your child is safely loaded into your vehicle each afternoon.
  • 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.

Changes to Transportation and Early Dismissal

  • 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 you need to alter your child’s typical dismissal plan (change from bus or daycare, biker or walker to parent pick up), please send a note to your child’s teacher in the morning. If an emergency arises and you need to make a last minute change, please call the school office at 723-2040 before 2:00 p.m. We ask that you follow up with an email as well. 
  • If your child has a medical appointment that requires early dismissal, please complete and send in a note to make your child’s teacher and or our office staff aware. Parents who wish to pick their children up prior to our regular dismissal (2:35 p.m.) should plan to pick up their child before 2:15 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 stating that the individual will be picking the 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
  • The note to school template can be found below.

If you have any questions about our transportation procedures, please contact the office at (804) 723-2040.

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