Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival and Dismissal  -MAP

UPDATED 2023-2024 Washington Elementary School Procedures

 

Arrival to school

School begins at 8:45 am. Students should not arrive at school before 8:20 am.  Students will begin entering the building at 8:35 when the first bell rings. If there is inclement weather, all students will enter the building at 8:20 am.  

 

Breakfast: 

Breakfast will be eaten in the cafeteria.  The district is providing free breakfast for all students.  Any student wishing to eat breakfast will report directly to the cafeteria upon arrival.  

 

  • Bus Riders:

    • Buses arrive on Prais Street 

    • All students will enter the building through door 1. 

    • Students wishing to eat breakfast will report directly to the cafeteria upon arrival. 

    • Students not wishing to eat breakfast will report to the playground through door 6.

 

  • Before School Vehicle Drop-off Procedures:

    • Parents/Guardians must remain in their vehicle at all times and pull their vehicle (curbside) on Wilshire Blvd (SEE MAP).

    • Once the vehicle is stopped, students may exit the vehicle on the SIDEWALK side.  Students must NOT exit onto the street.

    • Students wishing to eat breakfast will report to the cafeteria through door 6. 

    • Students not wishing to eat breakfast will report to the playground. 

  • Walkers:

    • Report to the playground area. 

    • Students wishing to eat breakfast will report to the cafeteria through door 6. 

    • Students not wishing to eat breakfast will remain on the playground. 

 

Dismissal from school

Students will be dismissed from school at 3:35 pm.

  • Dismissal locations:

    • ALL walkers/bike riders will be dismissed to the WALKER ZONE on St. Paul Street  (SEE MAP) . 

    • ALL car riders will be dismissed to the blacktop area on Wilshire Blvd. to the CAR LINE ZONE (See map). 

    • ALL bus riders will be dismissed to the BUS ZONE on Prais Street  (SEE MAP).  Bus riders will remain in their classrooms until their bus is called. 

     

 

  • After School Vehicle Pick-up Procedures:

    • Parents will be given a sign displaying their student’s name and grade. This sign MUST be visibly placed in the dashboard or window of the vehicle. Multiple signs will be given out to families if needed.

    • Parents/Guardians MUST remain in their vehicle at all times.  Please stay in the pick up line and continuously pull your vehicle (curbside) forward until you reach the pick up area on Wilshire Blvd. This process does require some patience & awareness.

    • The Washington Staff Member will call your student(s) to come to the pick up line. Students must enter the vehicle on the SIDEWALK side.  Students will NOT go into the street.

    • Once children are loaded, vehicles may exit the pick-up line and leave. The next vehicle will then pull up to the Washington staff member.  

    • Do not pull out of the pick up line until the vehicle ahead of you exits.

    • If there is inclement weather, students will wait inside and be dismissed out door 7 as their vehicle arrives. 

 

Walkers and Bikers

Students who bike to and from school will use the bike racks.  Students are required to walk their bike when they are on school grounds. Students who walk/ride to and from school with parents, siblings, or other peers should have an agreed upon meeting location.  All walkers are dismissed out of Doors 2, 3, 4, & 5 to the WALKER ZONE on St. Paul Street (SEE MAP). Vehicle pick up is NOT permitted in this zone.