Arrival & Dismissal

ARRIVAL  
  • Students (K-5) can arrive at 8:30am.
  • Students will go into the cafeteria.
  • Students may choose to have breakfast which runs from 8:30am to 8:50am.
  • Students will then go onto the playground from 8:40am-8:55am.  For the safety of your children, no student is permitted onto the playground without a CC staff member supervising.
DISMISSAL 
Please notify your child’s teacher as to how your child will be dismissed. Please notify the school if there is to be a change in dismissal procedures by 12:00pm. *Please be sure the school has your early dismissal plan on file. See the District’s School Calendar for early dismissal days.
 
FOR Early Pick-Up
  • Please send in a note  with your child stating the time the child will be picked up and the name of the person who is picking up the child.
  • We will verify their identity with a license check or we may call the parent to confirm the pick-up plans.  
  • Except in rare emergency cases, the school must be notified prior to 12:00pm that a student is to be released early.  This gives us time to notify the teacher to have the child’s materials and assignments prepared so that there is no disruption to the lessons in progress.  No child will be dismissed early without written documentation.
Pick-Up at Regular Dismissal Time
  • People who are here to pick up children (grades 1 to 5) will meet them where the sidewalks intersect (near the staff parking lot in front of the school.) Kindergarteners are picked up in the front of the school.
  • Children will be returned to the school office if the person who is supposed to pick them up has not arrived.  
  • If your child is in Grade 1, your child will need to have an adult or older student to pick them up (older student must be in grades 3 or higher to accompany a younger student).
  • If your child is in Grade 2 and you are allowing them to walk home without an adult or older student, a note signed by the parent/cargiver must be provided to the school.

GOING TO ANOTHER CHILD'S HOME- If your child is going to another child’s home after school both sets of parents/guardians must send a note to their child’s teacher. This note informs the teacher of the change in dismissal plans for the children.  Without a note, we cannot allow the child to go to the other child’s home.

Preschool

 

AM Arrival

If you are dropping your child off in the morning, please arrive to the main entrance outside of the school between 8:50am and 8:55am. Please remain with your child until 8:55am when a staff member will greet you outside at the front of the school. Please remember that you are to remain with your child until the school day begins and a staff member has taken over supervision.

AM Dismissal

If you are picking up your child, please arrive at 11:43am to the main entrance outside of the school. Your child will be walked out to you. Please make sure you have proper identification. If someone other than a parent/caregiver is picking up your child, please make sure they are on the emergency contact list, or you have already notified the school in writing of who will be picking up your child that day.

Please notify the school if there is to be a CHANGE in dismissal procedures by 10:30am for AM Preschool.

Arrival and Dismissal for PM Preschool

PM Arrival

If you are dropping off your child, please arrive to the main entrance outside of the school between 12:40pm and 12:43pm. Please remain with your child until 12:43pm when a staff member will greet you outside at the front of the school. Please remember that you are to remain with your child until the school day begins and a staff member has taken over supervision.

Dismissal

If you are picking up your child, please arrive at or before 3:15pm on the lower blacktop (left side of the building). Your child will be walked out to you. Please make sure you have proper identification. If someone other than a parent/caregiver is picking up your child, please make sure they are on the emergency contact list, or you have already notified the school in writing of who will be picking up your child that day.

****Please notify the school if there is to be a CHANGE in dismissal procedures by 2:00pm for PM Preschool.

PARKING LOT SAFETY

Please help us keep all students safe at CC by observing the posted no parking areas and using the designated parking spaces. 

~ There is a designated student drop-off area in morning between 8:30-8:50am. Please drive to the back parking lot (upper playground area). You will see a marked signs. Please do not drop your child off in the morning until you see a staff member there.

~There are also designated bus loading areas and the bus lane in front of the school. Please do not park there or along the bus lane. It will block buses and cars and it poses a dangerous situation for our students. 

~ There is additional parking in the Poquonnock Plains lot adjacent to the school lot.  Please do not do not double park behind parents who are in parking spaces. The side lot is reserved during the school day for employees only. Please do not drop off students or pick up students from the staff parking lot. Small vans and walkers cross that parking lot and it poses a danger if cars are pulling in and out of that lot. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us maintain a safe and orderly arrival and dismissal for our students!

Besides the long lot that runs parallel with the rock ledge, we also have additional parking in the side lot that connects with Poquonnock Plains Park or you could park your car in the Poquonnock Plains Park parking lot and walk through the open pedestrian gate onto the school grounds. For safety reasons, there is no double parking on Harry Day Drive.  It is dangerous to have students walk across a traffic lane, and double parking blocks a travel lane, causing vehicles to veer into oncoming traffic.  The side lot is reserved during the school day for employees only. Please do not drop off students or pick up students from the staff parking lot. Small vans and walkers cross that parking lot and it poses a danger if cars are pulling in and out of that lot. Thank you for your cooperation.