Arrival and departure

Dear Centennial Families,

This year we are looking to increase safety and our ability to monitor students before school. We are making a few slight adjustments to our morning supervision and staging areas to ensure we keep kids warm, dry, and safe.

Arrival:

Students who eat breakfast at school may enter the school at 8:00 and go straight to the cafeteria. There is NO SUPERVISION BEFORE 8:15 unless students are eating breakfast. Please do not leave your students unsupervised at school before 8:15. At 8:15 students who do not want to eat breakfast will be allowed to come wait in the gym in grade level lines. Students will no longer wait out front like they had in the past.

Families are still welcome to breakfast or to wait with their child(ren) before school. Parents may wait with THEIR children in the courtyard or in the gym. We expect all children to be in the cafeteria or gym unless they are with their parent/guardian until 8:25. If you will be staying at school AND have prearranged a visit to your child’s classroom to volunteer, you must check into the office and get a visitor’s badge.

Staff will dismiss grade levels from the gym and all students will be expected to walk to their classes. Families are encouraged to help model safe, respectful, responsible behavior. We begin our day promptly at 8:35. Attendance will be sent to the office at that time. If your child arrives after 8:35, please stop by the office to check in.

Dismissal:

School ends every day at 2:50 except on early release Friday when school will end at 12:30. When you come to pick up your child please:

·      Follow the directions of our adults and students on safety patrol.

·      Park in designated parking spaces only.

·      Be prompt when picking up your child after school. (We do not have supervision after 2:50).

Please wait in the courtyard or in front of the school until your child is dismissed.  Please refrain from coming to the classroom unless you have a special arrangement with the teacher.

We have academic groups running until the very end of the school day. Please be aware your student is missing instruction if he/she leaves early for an appointment.  Please make appointments after school hours or on Early Release Fridays if at all possible.

The end of day is busy in our office so please communicate changes to dismissal routines prior to 2pm.

Thank you for your patience as the end of the day is often hectic. If you are looking for childcare options Willamalane has before (7:00-8:15 am) and after-school (2:45-6:00pm) care conveniently located at our school. Pre-registration is required through their website https://willamalane.org/.

Amy Halley
Principal 
Springfield Public Schools #19

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