2023-2024 Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

 

Arrival & Dismissal Information

Thank you, parents for your patience with us during these first few days of school. We are committed to ensuring the safety of all of our students and while it may initially take a little longer, we believe having the classroom teacher dismiss his/her own students will help us best accomplish this. Please make sure you or those you have designated to pick up your child have your ID, as we will be checking them!

Please let your child’s teacher know how he/she will be getting home from school prior to the first day of school. Teachers will have a form for you to complete with this information available at Meet the Teacher on August 10th.

Please note that PK and K students will not be permitted to ride buses home after school without the completed ‘bus’ document! Thank you in advance for ensuring we receive those completed forms before dismissal on Monday.

Arrival

1st bell-7:25 AM

Tardy bell-7:30 AM

The earliest students may arrive to school is 7:00 AM. Please do not send them earlier without adult supervision, since we do not have staff on duty to monitor students before that time. In addition, to better ensure the safety of all students, they will be required to enter the building upon arrival. Staff will not be available to supervise students on the playground, so it will not be safe for them to access these areas before or after school without parent supervision. Thank you in advance for helping us ensure the safety of all of our students.

All students who ride a bus will enter and exit at the back of the building. Students who will be walking to school or dropped off in the morning will enter through the front doors, only. Parents who desire to drop their students off in the morning may drive through one of the two open drop off lanes located in front of the building. Please remain in your vehicle, so we can keep the traffic moving. We are happy to provide valet service by opening doors and assisting students with exiting their vehicles. If you prefer to escort your child to the building, you will need to park your vehicle in the parking lot and use the front crosswalk to walk your child to the front door where you will be greeted by someone who will assist your child in locating his/her classroom.

 

Parent pick up locations:

 

PK students-Students who ride a bus will be escorted to their designated bus. The teacher will then escort those who will be picked up and those who are car riders to the front of the building and release students to parents and assist others in getting into their vehicles.

Kindergarten students-Students who ride a bus will be escorted to their designated bus. The teacher will then escort those who will be picked up and those who are car riders to the front of the building and release students to parents and assist others with getting into their vehicles.

1st grade-Students will exit on the right side (if facing the building) where parents may pick-up their children. The teacher will then escort the bus riders to their assigned bus and continue moving to the opposite side of the building and around to the front where they will assist students in getting into their vehicles.

2nd grade-Students will exit on the left side (if facing the building) where parents may pick-up their children (on the porch by the basketball court). The teacher will then escort the bus riders to their assigned bus and continue moving to the opposite side of the building and around to the front where they will monitor students as they get into their vehicles.

3rd grade-Students will exit on the right side (if facing the building) where parents may pick-up their children. The teacher will then escort the bus riders to their assigned bus and continue moving around to the opposite side of the building and to the front where they will monitor students as they get into their vehicles.

4th grade-Students will exit on the left side (if facing the building) where parents may pick-up their children (on the basketball court).The teacher will then escort the bus riders to their assigned bus and continue moving to the opposite side of the building and around to the front where they will monitor students as they get into their vehicles.

5th grade-Students will exit in the back of the building where the teacher will escort the bus riders to their assigned bus and continue moving to the left side (if facing the building) where parents may pick-up their child. They will continue moving to the front where they will monitor students as they get into their vehicles.

ECSE/SKILLS-Students will exit the right side (if facing the building) where parents may pick-up their children. Students who ride the bus will be escorted to their assigned bus. Students who are car riders will be escorted to their vehicles and assisted with getting inside.

 

Dismissal

 

PK/ECSE/SKILLS-2:45 Kindergarten-2:50 1st-2:55 2nd-5th-3:00

If you plan to park your vehicle in the parking lot (NOT Car Rider Lanes) or walk from the neighborhood to pick up your child, please note this process for doing so. In order to minimize congestion which maximizes safety, we recommend ONLY PK and K parents pick up their students in front of the building. The parents of the 1st-5th grade students who wish to pick up their students will do so at the designated point of exit. In order to get students to the parent pick up lanes in a timely manner, this will be a quick drop off. Please remember, that teachers have to dismiss the rest of their students and will not be able to engage in conversation during this time; however, they will be happy to talk to you at a later time. If you are not able to be at the designated location at 3:00, you will need to pick your child up at the front of the building. All other students will either walk home or be escorted to the parent pick up lanes located in the front of the building where they will enter their vehicles.

Please use the following drop off/pick-up lanes when possible. We understand this might not always be possible.

PK, K, SKILLS/ECSE and 1st-the lane closer to the building

2nd-5th-the lane further from the building

 

School Day

Before School
Staff members are not on duty until 7:00 AM, so students may not arrive to school before that time. Please help
ensure your child’s safety by not leaving him/her unattended on school campus before that time. After entering
the building, students who are eating breakfast should go directly to the cafeteria. All other students should
proceed directly to their classroom hallway where they will read a book or study. This practice prepares students
for a day of learning.
After School
Our school supports 100% ID card check. There are no exceptions. Students may be dismissed to
parents/guardians or their designees. Designees must be authorized by the parent/guardian and listed on the
student emergency card in the office. Students will be dismissed according to the information the parent provides
on the After School Transportation Form.
All students should leave campus no later than 3:10 PM unless participating in an approved after-school activity.
When school is dismissed, children are expected to leave the campus immediately. They may not wait in the
classrooms, inside, or outside the building for siblings who are attending after-school activities. Parents are
requested to support teachers and staff by picking students up at the proper dismissal time and refrain from
cellphone use in the while in the valet pick up line.
Bicycles
Students in 1st through 5th grade are allowed to ride bicycles to and from school. Students who ride bikes to
school must get off upon entering school property and walk the bicycle to the bike rack. It must be locked
securely to the rack to prevent theft. Sidewalks must be used. According to the KISD Code of Conduct,
skateboards, rollerblades, and scooters are prohibited from school property.
Bus Students
The safety of each child depends on the child obeying the bus driver and all bus rules. Activities that create
distractions for the bus driver will not be permitted. Bus rules are posted on each bus and printed in the KISD
Student Code of Conduct. Please discuss these rules with your child. Violation of rules may result in bus
suspension.

Car Riders
Parents are required to obey all traffic laws when on school grounds. The speed limit on campus grounds is 10
mph. There is no parking in front of the school doors, as that is designated as a fire lane. You can be cited by the
police if you are in a designated fire lane or improperly parked in a handicap parking spot.
Car riders should be dropped off only at the front of the campus. When dropping your child off, please use the
drop off lanes #1 and #3. Students exiting from lane #3 must use the crosswalk to the left of the vehicle. Park
and escort your child to the campus if not using the drop off lanes.
If it is after 7:30 AM, parents must park their vehicle and walk their child to the front office. Students who walk in
alone will have to wait in the office until parents are reached and return to sign in their child.
Crosswalk
The use of crosswalks is vital to the safety of your child. Students who walk to and from school need to cross the
road using the crosswalk with the assistance of the crossing guard. Students must follow the crossing guard’s
directions. Please assist us in setting the example by using the crosswalk at every opportunity.
Attendance
Texas Education Code-Sec.25.085. COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE- A child who is required to attend
school under this section shall attend school each school day for the entire period the program of instruction is
provided. On enrollment in prekindergarten or kindergarten, a child shall attend school.
We will contact our school’s attendance officer regarding students with persistent absences. Regular school
attendance is necessary to ensure your child receives the instructional opportunities required to help him /her
acquire the skills and standards necessary to achieve academic growth and earn promotion to the next grade.
Adequate academic achievement is directly linked to regular school attendance. Students are expected to be at
school every day. Please call the school office at 254-336-1650 in the event your child will be absent. Upon
his/her return to school, your child will need a note from you or a medical note from a physician’s office in order
to excuse the absence(s). All notes should contain the date(s) and an explanation for the absence(s). Please be
mindful that without a note, an absence will be considered unexcused. An accumulation of unexcused absences
can cause a student to be retained in his/her current grade level. In addition, it is important to mention that you
are entitled to submit 10 parent notes yearly for the purpose of excusing absences. Beyond that, absences will
only be excused with a medical note.
It is the practice in our school district to call the homes of students who are not in school by the time the early
morning attendance is taken. This is a safety precaution that allows us to account for every student. Please make
sure that you keep the office records updated with the most current contact information so we can always reach
you.


Please feel free to visit the Student and Parent section at www.killeenisd.org to view the online policy for more
detailed information regarding attendance.