traffic plan (parent drop off & Pickup)
MORNING DROP-OFF: 8:35 - 8:50 AM
We ask that if you are dropping off your child, you do so via the traffic plan below. Please do not park and walk your child in unless you arrive after 8:50 am. The front entrance of the school is reserved for students who arrive by bus. All families who are driving their child to school are expected to follow the traffic pattern and drop their child off on the side of the building. This helps us ensure the safety of all who enter the school as well as keeping bus traffic running smoothly.
If you arrive late (after 8:50), we ask that you park in the lot and walk your child into the building to sign them in.
● Be sure to take your first left once you pull into the parking lot from Scoville Road.
● We ask that you stay on this path only.
● Please be sure to yield at the spots shown to allow buses to flow into our bus lane and keep our students and staff safe.
● Please give buses the right of way.
● Please only exit to the RIGHT after picking up your child.
DISMISAL is at 3:25 pm
At that time the end of day announcements will be made and buses will begin to be called. Parent pick up will take place from the PGS gym. Adults picking up children are asked to park in the parking lot and walk across the crosswalk to check in with our security specialist. Upon arrival you will be asked to show identification and your child’s name will be added to the pick up list. Once you give your name, please proceed to the blacktop near the gym. A staff member in the gym will call your child’s name and they will be dismissed to you through the gym doors. Parents who need access to the building will need to do so through the front entrance.
For more information check the PGS website and the PGS welcome letter
HALF DAY PICK-UP: 11:50 AM
PARENT PICK-UP CHANGES:
Keep the PGS office staff updated. Please alert them prior to 11:15 AM on half days and 1:00 PM on full days of any changes to your child’s dismissal plan. You can email PGS at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 3:00, 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.