Arrival. Parents choosing to drive their child(ren) to school in the morning, may use one of two drop-and-go lanes in front of the school. The first lane will be along the curb, as it has been in the past. The second lane will be within the first row of the parking lot. The drop-and-go lanes are shown in the picture above in red. Parking spaces on either side of the first row will be roped off so that children may safely exit the vehicle without parked cars nearby. As in the past, a crossing guard is available to safely cross children at the cross walk. Parents may not exit their car when using the drop-and-go lanes. Parents who need to exit their car to assist their child, should pull into the second lane of the parking lot, pictured in blue, and park in a designate space. Doors will open for children to enter the building at 8:45 A.M. To ensure the safety of all, no children may be dropped off at school prior to 8:45 A.M. Please make the appropriate before-school care arrangements for your child.
Dismissal. The end time for the school day is 3:25 P.M. Changes have also been made to the parent pick-up procedures. Parents wishing to pick up their child from school at the end of the day will be permitted to enter the building via the exterior gymnasium doors along the Clayton Avenue side of the building, pictured above in yellow. All people entering the building to pick up a child must present a valid photo ID in order to sign a child out from school. Only those persons authorized on the emergency sheet may sign out the child. Bus transportation is available and set up for each child attending Tilden Elementary Center.