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Update 11/21/19:

 

Daymon Terrace Drop-off

  • You may drop your child off in the designated drop-off area (between the “Drop-Off Zone” signs) only. Please do not drop-off in front of or beyond the designated area as this causes traffic jams. If you do not want to use the designated Drop-Off Zone, please find a legal parking space before allowing your child to leave the car.
  • To use the Drop-Off Zone, five or six cars at a time pull forward, close to the curb, into the Drop-Off Zone. Wait while your child gets out of the car, signal with your blinker, and then pull away from the curb only after the car in front of you has pulled away from the curb. Then the next group of five or six cars can do the same. Do not try to bypass cars already in the Drop-Off Zone either on the way in or out of the zone. Please be patient.
  • Children should exit their cars ONLY through the passenger side at the curb. Two or three adult volunteers will be there to assist them. Please encourage all children to be ready to get out of the car. Parents who need to take their children out of the cars themselves or escort their children into the school must continue past the Drop-Off Zone and find legal parking further down the street.
  • Drivers may not leave their cars for any reason. This Drop-Off Zone is to be used only by drivers who remain in their vehicles at all times.
  • Children need to be independent enough to leave their car with minimal assistance and get to their drop-off spots by themselves in order to use the Daymon Terrace Drop-Off. Children in car seats must be able to unbuckle themselves on their own. Once your child has exited the car, you must proceed to pull away from the curb as described above. If you want to watch your child walk into the school, you must continue past the Drop-Off Zone and find legal parking. Kindergartners, in general, are not ready for this until later in the year.
  • NO DOUBLE PARKING—Not even to drop-off elsewhere - NO EXCEPTIONS— NO EXCUSES. THE POLICE WILL TICKET OFFENDERS.

Murray Avenue Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zone

Drop-Off
  • NO PARKING OR STANDING is allowed along Murray Avenue opposite the school during school drop-off and pick-up times. This means you may not stop at all opposite the school during these hours.
  • In the morning, you may drop-off your child on the school side of Murray Avenue from the beginning of the upper playground to the bus stop near Forest Avenue, including the fire lane. This zone is NOT staffed – children who need assistance should use the Daymon Terrace drop-off in the morning. Please use the entire drop-off area even if it means your child has to walk a few extra feet to their destination.
  • The driver must remain in the car at all times.
Pick-Up
  • In the afternoon, you may wait in your car to meet a child for pick-up on the school side of Murray Avenue, beginning at the upper playground to the bus stop near Forest Avenue, including the fire lane.
  • The driver must remain in the car at all times.
  • There will likely be no spots left on Murray Ave. if you arrive just before or at dismissal time. Consider making a “back-up” plan with your child in the event that you arrive to pick-up a few minutes late and you need to park your car because the Pick-Up Zone is full.
  • DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR UNATTENDED in the morning or afternoon in this area. The police will ticket offenders. Double parking is never allowed on Murray Ave.

Kindergarten Arrival

  • September 4, 5, 6  – We are welcoming all parents and kindergarten students into the building at 8:20a.m. to wait outside their classrooms. Supervision by an aide will begin at 8:20am..
  • September 9 – End of Year – All kindergarten students will walk into building on their own and wait outside their classroom. Supervision by an aide will begin at 8:20a. It is not recommended that K parents use the Daymon Terrace Drop Off system in the beginning of the year. 
  • Please contact your students teacher if you feel they are having difficulty separating and need special accommodations.

Kindergarten Dismissal

  • Opas, Santavicca, and McShea will be dismissed from the kindergarten playground at 3:00 PM. Finn and Geertgens will dismiss from Door #9, along on Daymon Terrace. Bruno will be dismissed from Door #11, by Daymon Terrace.

First and Second Grade Arrival

  • First Day of School – We are welcoming all students and parents to walk directly to their classrooms beginning at 8:30a.m..
  • September 5 – End of Year – Students will go to their designated line-up spot on the small playground and remain there until the teacher picks them up at 8:40am.  Supervision by our aides will begin at 8:20am..
  • All students should be on time in order to meet their teacher at their spot and proceed to their classrooms together.

First Grade Dismissal

All first grade classes will be dismissed along the lawn space at the front of the school on Murray Avenue. They will exit through the following doors.

  • Door #16: Cerbone, Dizenzo & DeLaurentis
  • Door #2: Nolan, Hickey/Spano
  • Door #3: Stroud

Children will not be released unless a physical connection is made between the child and a parent/caregiver or older sibling.

Second Grade Dismissal

  • All second grade classes proceed to the small playground where they will be dismissed. Each second grade class will line up at the designated location. This location will be the same place where students line up for arrival.
  • Second grade teachers will not release a child unless a physical connection is made between the child and a parent/caregiver or older sibling.

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Arrival

  • First Day of School – We are welcoming all students and parents to walk directly to their classrooms beginning at 8:30a.m.
  • September 5 – End of Year – Students will go to their designated line-up spot on the large playground and remain there until the teacher picks them up at 8:40a.m.  Supervision by our aides will begin at 8:20a.m.
  • All students should be on time in order to meet their teacher at their spot and proceed to their classrooms together.
  • Fourth and fifth grade students who are in band, orchestra or chorus will walk directly to their classroom following dismissal from their morning program, and meet their teacher there.

Third Grade Dismissal

  • All third grade classes proceed to the large playground where they are dismissed. Each third grade class will line up at their designated location. This location will be the same place where students line up for arrival.

Fourth Grade Dismissal

  • All fourth grade classes are dismissed from the Auditorium stairs on Murray Avenue.

Fifth Grade Dismissal

  • All fifth grade classes are dismissed from the exit doors on Daymon Terrace.
  • Dolan, Rivel and O’Connell – Door #8
  • Arminio/Pietropaolo and Elkins – Door #9

Other Notes

  • Students who have younger siblings will be dismissed by their classroom teacher and permitted to walk through the building to their younger sibling’s pickup location to meet them.
  • Students who attend The Boys and Girls Club after school program will be dismissed by their classroom teacher and will walk through the building to their meeting location.