Parent Pickup

Afternoon Pick Up Time:

Kindergarteners and First Graders (2:55 PM)

Daily pickup for students in kindergarten and first grade will begin promptly at 2:55 PM. If your child is a daily pickup in kindergarten or grade 1, you should arrive as close to 2:55 PM as possible each day. The older siblings (2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders) of kindergarteners and first graders who are picked up each day will also be dismissed at this time.


Second Graders, Third Graders, and Fourth Graders (3:25 PM)

Daily pickup for students in grades two, three, and four will take place at the regularly scheduled time of 3:25PM. It is important that families with second, third, and/or fourth graders arrive as close to 3:25 PM as possible. This will allow us to keep our traffic flowing and ensure we can complete our first round of student pickup before the second wave begins. Parents who arrive and join the pickup line prior to our second wave beginning will be directed back around to the start of the line. Please plan accordingly.


Half Days Pick Up Time: 11:50 AM

  • Please follow the new “loop” as you enter the parking lot. This will assist with the abundance of family vehicles and keep our bus lane clear.

  • We ask that you stay on this path only.

  • Please be sure to yield at the spots shown. The first spot to yield will allow buses to flow into our bus lane. The second and third spots will keep our students and staff safe.

  • Please give buses the right of way.

  • Please only exit to the RIGHT after dropping off or picking up your child.

  • Keep our office staff updated. Please alert us prior to 11:15 AM on half days and 3:00 PM on full days of any changes to your child’s dismissal plan. You can email us at: pgsoffice@avon.k12.ct.us

The BLUE arrows show the direction of traffic as families enter for pick up and drop off. The RED arrows should the path families should follow for exiting the parking lot.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if the need arises to pick up my child from school and his/her name is not on the daily pick up list? A: It is always helpful when you know in advance and can send a note/email in with your child. This allows both office staff and teachers to be prepared for the change in plan. Please include in the note: your name, your child’s name, the teacher’s name, and the time you plan to pick him/her up. If you need to pick up your child during the school day please park in our main lot and check in at the front doors of the school. Our security guard or office staff will assist you. If you plan to add your child during dismissal, please indicate this in your note/email and your child will join the pickup line in our gym that afternoon. Q: What if I am late? A: Life happens. If your child is scheduled to be picked up at 2:55 PM but you do not arrive until 3:20, please join the pickup line. He/she will be waiting for you in the gym where pick up dismissal is located. Q: Will my child miss school work? A: Our staff has been made aware of the change in schedule and need to adjust under our current conditions. Teachers have adjusted their schedules accordingly. By this time of day, new instruction has generally been completed for the day and students are completing work as well as end of the day closing activities. Children who leave at 2:55 will not miss new instruction. Q: How can I help the process go smoothly each day? A: The best way to support our efforts is to: Follow the plan we have shared as closely as possible. Arrive as close to the set pick up times as you can. Drive safely, giving buses the right of way, and following the traffic route shown in blue above.