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    Before School 

    Please help us keep your child safe. Supervision on the playground begins at 7:40 AM. The warning bell rings at 7:52 AM. Class begins at 7:55 AM. Students should not enter the school building between 7:35-7:52 AM unless they are participating in before school activities or going to the cafeteria for breakfast. If it is raining during drop off time, students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd will go to the cafeteria and students in grades 3rd through 5th will remain outside under the covered area. Teachers will pick up students on rainy days from these areas.  

    We strive to foster a welcoming school environment for all students and families. However, we do have a “Stop at the Door” policy from 7:50 AM - 8:05 AM and the last 15 minutes of the school day to relieve congestion and help students get to and from their classrooms in a timely manner. 

    We encourage you to be on time. If you arrive after 8:05 AM please check in at the office.

    Release of Students During the School Day

    Students will be released only to the persons designated by the parent/guardian on student emergency contact forms or  student info system. If a friend’s parent, older sibling, or a family friend is picking up and they are not on the list of emergency contacts, please send a signed note to the main office. If your child must be dismissed before the end of the school day please send a written note or email. All children being picked up before 2:25 will be dismissed ONLY from the front office after being signed out by a responsible adult. DO NOT pick up your child directly from the classroom. 

    After School

    Students are dismissed for the day at 2:25 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 1:10 PM on Wednesdays. Upon dismissal, students will leave the building using designated exits. In order to reduce congestion in the halls, adults are asked to please wait outside the building to meet their children at the end of the day. Students are to meet their parents/guardians on the playground. Children must be accompanied by an adult inside and outside the buiding after school hours. 

    Please refer to our recess rules to respect our playground and help your students stay safe after school hours.

    Before School Line Up & After School Pick Up Diagrams 

    2019-2020 Whittier Before School Line Up Diagram

    For 2019-20 if it is raining during drop off time, students in Kindergarten, 1st Grade & Ms. Leming will wait under the covered area and be picked up by teachers; students in Ms. Mayo & Ms. McGrath will wait in Cafeteria and be picked up by teachers; 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders will wait in the cafeteria and head to your classrooms after the 1st bell.

    2019-2020 Whittier After school pick Up Diagram