Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

DROP OFF

| Buses |
Only buses will be allowed to park in the fire lane in front of the Big Playground.  All buses will be unloaded first, then children in cars will be unloaded. This area is labeled “B” on the map.

| Parking |
If you wish to park and walk your child to his/her teacher, please park in the fire lane beyond the second playground past the loading dock.  You can park here short term to walk your child up to his/her teacher. If you choose this option, you should be parked there by 7:55 (for morning drop-off and 11:55 for afternoon drop-off).  If you come any later, you will be delayed by buses and parents participating in the “live” drop-off. This area is labeled “A” on the map. If there are any designated parking spaces beyond the Big Playground, you are welcome to park in those spaces as well.

| Live Drop Off |

8:10 programs
For parents who want to participate in a live drop-off, this process will not start until 8:00, so please plan your arrival accordingly (staff will unload buses first).  This area is in front of the Small Playground and is labeled C on the map.

A line will start with the first car pulling up to the crosswalk.    We will allow approximately 10 cars at a time to unload. Please turn off your car engine, exit your car, and move to the curbside of your car to remove your child from the car.  CHILDREN CAN ONLY BE REMOVED FROM THEIR CAR ON THE CURB SIDE OF THE CAR. A staff member will take your child to his/her classroom line. Once a staff member takes your child, you may get back in your car and wait to be directed to exit the drop off area.  Once the initial 10 cars are unloaded, we will have 10 more cars line up. We will repeat this process until all children have been dropped-off.
PLEASE DO NOT WALK YOUR CHILD TO HIS/HER TEACHER - A STAFF MEMBER WILL COME TO YOUR CAR AND TAKE YOUR CHILD TO HIS TEACHER.

12:10 programs
For parents who want to participate in a live drop-off, this process will not start until 12:05, so please plan your arrival accordingly (staff will unload buses first). This area is in front of the Small Playground and is labeled C on the map.

A line will start with the first car pulling up to the crosswalk.  We will allow approximately 10 cars at a time to unload. Please turn off your car engine, exit your car, and move to the curbside of your car to remove your child from the car.  CHILDREN CAN ONLY BE REMOVED FROM THEIR CAR ON THE CURB SIDE OF THE CAR. A staff member will take your child to his/her classroom line. Once a staff member takes your child, you may get back in your car and wait to be directed to exit the drop off area.  Once the initial 10 cars are unloaded, we will have 10 more cars line up. We will repeat this process until all children have been dropped-off. PLEASE DO NOT WALK YOUR CHILD TO HIS/HER TEACHER - A STAFF MEMBER WILL COME TO YOUR CAR AND TAKE YOUR CHILD TO HIS TEACHER.

PICK UP

11:10 and 2:10 pick-up
For parents who participate in the live pick-up, this process will start at 11:05 for morning programs and 2:05 for afternoon programs. Similar to morning drop-off, we will have cars line-up in area C in front of the small playground.  Parents will line up in their cars starting in front of the crosswalk. Starting with the first 10 cars, parents will turn off their engines and come to the curb side of their car. Parents will hold up the sign with their child’s name and classroom printed on it. When you are holding up your sign, your child will be brought to you and you will put your child in the car on the curb side of the car. CHILDREN MUST ENTER THE CAR ON THE CURBSIDE OF THE CAR. Once you and your child are in the car, you will be directed to exit the drop off area. Once the initial 10 cars are unloaded, we will have 10 more cars line up.  We will repeat this process until all children have been picked-up.

12:10 pick-up (Cub Cadets and Kickstart Kinderstars)
We ask that all parents picking-up at 12:10 who want to participate in the live pick up, delay their arrival until 12:10, so that we do not have any confusion as we have students arriving and leaving at this time.  Please refer to the paragraph above for the live pick-up procedures.

For the safety of you and your child as well as staff, cell phone use is prohibited while dropping-off and picking-up your child.

All children must be seated in an appropriate child safety seat according to age, weight, height and in accordance with Massachusetts State Law.