If you need to pick up your child early from school, please give written notice in advance to your child’s teacher. When you arrive to collect your child, please stop by the school office and, if your child is in their classroom, someone will send your child from their classroom to meet you. If your child is at lunch/recess/dance/gym/auditorium, you will collect them from the café/playground/dance studio/gym/auditorium AFTER signing them out in the office. If the early pickup was unanticipated, a note must be provided to the school office at the time the student is collected from their classroom. All students leaving early must be signed out at the school office.
Unless a parent has been called to pick up a sick or injured child or in the case of a family emergency, no student will be dismissed during the last 30 minutes of the school day: between 2:30 and 3:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and between 12:30 and 1 PM on Wednesdays and all other “half days.” Teaching and learning is still happening at the end of the school day and important information is shared during that time. This policy was designed to ensure students feel prepared for the day and week ahead by not disrupting end-of-day classroom routines.