Arrival and Dismissal

The safety and security of our students is paramount.  All visitors must be report to the office every time they visit.  The front entrance has been equipped with an intercom/camera system designed to screen visitors.  It is used by office staff to visually verify a guest’s identity and the reason for entering the school before anyone is allowed access to the office. You need to present a picture ID up to the camera lens at the entrance.  We will take a moment to verify that you have a connection to the school or to one of our students.  To help with arrival and dismissal, please make sure you fill out your arrival/dismissal plan and send it in with your child on their first day of school!

Thanks for understanding; this is for your child’s protection!

Arrival and Dismissal Map 09.07.2021

ARRIVAL Procedures 
School begins at 9:00 AM; Students are allowed into the building starting at 8:45am unless they are in the Tree House Program. 

All students have access to Breakfast upon entry at 8:45am

 


PARENT DROP-OFF in the Morning (TK, K-5)

Driveway for Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off

There is a separate drive-way to drop-off and pick-up your child (TK, K-5). You will see the sign marking it.

·         Please pull down the driveway to the end of the driveway.

·         Please stay in line and do not pass cars – there might be parked cars along the driveway in designated spots.

·         Please wait for a staff member to be out front at 8:45am before you drop your child.

·         Once you see a staff member, you can let your child out of the car. You do not have to wait one at a time as long as they are along the sidewalk.

·         Please make sure your child is ready and has a mask on when exiting the car in order to make the process timely.

·         Parents do not come out of the car.

Parent Pick-Up/Drop-Off Area TK-5

WALKING TO SCHOOL

Walkers Meeting Area

·         Students walking to school will come down the steps on Brandegee Avenue. There will be a staff member on the steps to help them cross the crosswalk where the parents will be driving to drop-off their child.


PRESCHOOL and PRE-KINDERGARTEN ARRIVAL

Prek/Preschool Drop-Off Pick-Up Entrance

Arrival - Parent Drop-off

·         Use the SECOND drive way to enter Thames River Magnet School

·         Drive to the back of the school.

·         You can park and walk your child up to the staff members outside or you can drive around the loop and drop your child where a staff member will be at the Preschool/PreK entrance.

·         Drop-off in the morning is starts at 9:00am for Morning Session; 12:48 for Afternoon Session.  (Please watch out for students midday crossing at the crosswalk heading to or from the field for recess!)

·         Students riding a bus will be arriving at the same Preschool entrance.

Prek/Preschool Drop-Off Pick-Up Area

DISMISSAL Procedures
start at 3:15PM

Bus students will be escorted directly to the buses as the buses arrive. 

 

 


PARENT PICKUP in the Afternoon (TK, K-5)

Driveway for Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off

·         Please pull down the driveway to the end of the driveway.

·         Please stay in line and do not pass cars – there might be parked cars along the driveway in designated spots

·         Please do not get out of the car.

·         Have your Photo ID ready to show the staff member

·         Tell the staff member your child’s grade level, first and last name.

·         If you are having a different person pickup your child other than those on the emergency contact list, you need to contact the school before 2pm that day.

Parent Pick-Up/Drop-Off Area TK-5

 

 

 


WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL

Walkers Pick Up Area

·         Students walking home from school will walk to the top of the steps to Brandegee Avenue.

·         Parent/caregiver will meet in the grassy area at the crosswalk before the steps to greet students in grades K, 1, 2 unless their child is walking home with an older sibling with which a parent/caregiver has written permission.

 


PRESCHOOL and PRE-KINDERGARTEN DISMISSAL

Dismissal Parent Pick-up - AM Classes

Driveway for Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off

·         Use the LEFT driveway to enter Thames River Magnet School (the TK-5 Parent Drop-off / Pick-Up Area at the front of the building).

·         Park in any of the spots along the front driveway.  Come up and wait outside the Main Entrance.

·         Pick-up for dismissal begins at 11:48 am for Morning Session.  (Dismissal on Early Dismissal days will be 11:08 am).  

Students riding buses will be escorted out to their buses.

Dismissal Parent Pick-up - PM Classes

Prek/Preschool Drop-Off Pick-Up Entrance

·         Use the RIGHT driveway to enter Thames River Magnet School

·         Drive to the back of the school.

·         Wait in the area near the back entrance (where you dropped off earlier).

·         Pick-up at dismissal begins at 3:15 for Afternoon Sessions.  

Students riding buses will be dismissing at the same area.  Please respect the Stop sign and flashing lights!

Prek/Preschool Drop-Off Pick-Up Area

Early Dismissal by Family

If a student is to be dismissed early, parents should send the teacher a note.  Teachers will forward the note to the office.  Parents must come into the office to pick up the students for early dismissal.

When Your Child is Absent

Please send a note to school upon return to school.

Parents can send your child's teacher a note and the teacher will forward the note to the office.

Note should include:

  1. Full name of child
  2. Teachers name
  3. Date of the absences
  4. Reason for the absence
  5. Note should be signed by parent/guardian.

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