Early arrival and morning drop-off procedures
In the morning, parents will pull up to the front door and use both lanes to drop off students. The doors open at 7:30 a.m.
School doors open at 7:30 a.m. Students arriving earlier than that must remain, unsupervised, on the front porch. For the safety of all students we discourage early arrivals.
All students who arrive at school between 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. are to report to the cafeteria, gym, or library. If your child eats breakfast at school, he/she should go to the cafeteria immediately upon arrival regardless of grade level. Our goal is to have all students fed and in class by 8:10 a.m.
Pre-k, Kinder, and 1st grade students not eating breakfast will report to the gym. 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade students not eating breakfast will report to the cafeteria. 3rd grade students will report to the library. All students are encouraged too bring a book to read while waiting in the gym or cafeteria.
Releasing students before 3:30 p.m.
All students must be checked out of school by front office personnel. Before releasing a student to an adult, a sign-out form must be completed and a picture ID shown. Due to traffic congestion at dismissal time, any student that must leave before 3:30 p.m. should be picked up by 3:15 p.m.
We have a lot of staff present at dismissal to ensure students get to their cars safely. We are asking for parents to partner with us to keep all our students safe during the dismissal process by following these guidelines:
The front parking lot is for 1st - 5th grade dismissal (unless the student has a kindergarten sibling, in which case the older sibling is sent to the side parking lot to be dismissed with their kindergarten sibling).
For student safety, please stay in your vehicle and drive through the carpool lanes instead of parking and walking to the pick-up lines. This helps keep the porch clear of congestion, enables students to see their rides, and assists with social distancing expectations.
All parents (K-5) will receive a color-coded carpool card that needs to be displayed on the rear-view mirror, on your dashboard, or in the passenger side window during the pick-up process. The card will have your students first, last name and grade level. If you have multiple cards, please display all.
Students who have not been picked up by 3:45 p.m. will be taken to the office. These students must be signed out by a parent or guardian to ensure their safe release.
*The first and third lanes are for pick-up/drop-off
*Students can only cross the lanes at the crosswalk, even when accompanied by an adult. If your vehicle is in the third carpool lane, your student will be accompanied by a staff member, you do not need to leave your vehicle.
*The middle lane is for passing into, or out of, the parking only. For safety reasons, no students will be dropped off or picked up from the middle lane.
*There is no parking in any lane at any time. If you have a meeting and need to go into the school, please park in a parking space or on the street to avoid blocking traffic.
Walker and Cyclist Dismissal
*Upon dismissal at 3:30 p.m. students should promptly walk or cycle directly home.
*Walkers and cyclists will be walked, by a staff member, across Miles Road or Hudson Drive (towards Merritt Road).
*We ask that no parents walk up to retrieve their children. If your child is a walker, they can meet you after they have crossed Miles Road or Hudson Drive (towards Merritt Road).
*Sewell students may no longer wait in the Hudson parking lots for an older sibling that attends Hudson. As students cannot be supervised in the Hudson parking lots, and discipline and safety issues arise, Sewell students are not allowed to wait for older siblings there. Please make alternate arrangements for your child.
Bus and Daycare dismissal
*Students will wait in the cafeteria for bus and daycare pick-ups.
*If a bus or daycare is running late and pick up will be after 3:45 p.m., students will wait in the office.
General dismissal procedures
Please note, for the safety of all students, pets are not allowed on campus during dismissal and/or arrival.
Safety and Efficiency
In order to ensure that our student dismissal is as safe and as efficient as possible we ask that no parents walk up to retrieve their children.
If parents are walking to school to meet their children, students can be met after the student crosses Miles Road or Hudson Drive (towards Merritt Road).
If parents are parking their cars to walk up and meet their children it causes safety concerns and creates traffic flow issues.
We respectfully ask that parents refrain from parking and walking up to retrieve their students.