There is an after school program, two buses and they do allow kids to walk home if the parents notify the school they can. I for one pick up my daughter. I go inside the school and wait for her. I am not one to line up outside in my van and sit for 30 mins as traffic eeks by.
Younger kids wait inside the gates for parents, older kids are permitted to walk home unsupervised. I notice most of them walk in groups with their friends, so they are never totally alone. They are also permitted to ride bikes as they have a bike cage on the school campus. The only ones that take a bus are the band kids(dd included) and that is only once a week, they get picked up over by the playground, after school.
bus riders to to the back of the school to get in line next to their bus. there is an after school program, I believe they are sent to the gym / cafeteria for that.
kindergartners are required to have a parent pick them up, they line up outside next to their classroom doors with their teacher and have to tell the teacher when they see their grown up.
1st grade and up and they just let them walk out the door by themselves. if a parent is picking up, it is their responsibility to have a prearranged meeting spot.
there is a form in the registration process to indicate what you want your child to do, ours walk
because the parking lot at dismissal is like a mad woman's $hit, people parking in the drive thru lane, getting out of their cars to visit
every week the newletter has note that reads, "Please do not stop and make your own parking space when picking up your child from school".
It takes our kids 5minutes to walk home and it takes us 45 minutes to get home if I pick them up in the car
all of the above. The busses are for the kids who don't live within the zone. Mostly for the special ED kids who live outside the zone but got into the schoosl special ed program. Kids in 3rd grade -5th grade can walk home alone un supervised if the parents send in a note saying they can. everyone else has to be picked up by a parent. We don't have a car line or anything. the parent has to stand on the sidewalk and wait outside one of the doors for thier children. We don't have a regular after school program but we have programs that can keep you at school longer. Band is 2 days a week till about 5. Dance is only on thursdays till 5. There is a math afterschool program that is about an hour long 2 das a week.
We pick our kids up from school and there is an after school program.
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