Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Riding the Bus

Arrival

  • Transportation Services (TSI) will arrive at every stop regardless of your child's cohort. Students should wear a face covering at all times.
  • Once arriving at school, students will be greeted by multiple adults who will help guide them to specific locations; up the stairs and through the main entrance for Kindergarten and First Grade students and through the cafeteria doors for Second through Fifth Grade students.
  • Once in the school, homeroom teachers will help guide students to their specific rooms.

Departure

  • Buses will arrive and park along the bus lane.
  • The office will begin calling buses around 3:20, dismissing in series of three. Students should listen carefully for their bus number.
  • All students will enter into the cafeteria and exit through the doors to the platform. Once on the platform, students should look for their bus number and enter the bus. In the beginning of the year, extra adults will be on the platform to assist students.
  • We hope that bus dismissal ends by 3:45 daily.

Car Riders
A high demand of car riding this year demanded a revision to our arrival and dismissal procedures. Please be sure to read this document in its entirety. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school office at 610-287-9197.

We ask our parents to assist in making sure all students arrive and get home safely. The safety of our students is paramount and requires the cooperation of all parents. The revised location for car rider drop-off and pick-up is now on the playground blacktop (please see the Traffic Flow Map). As usual, the lane at the front entrance is designated for bus riders. No one should park in a different location (ex. on Barndt Road) during designated student pick-up and drop-off times. Your patience during the arrival and dismissal is greatly appreciated.

Arrival / Dismissal Times:

  • Morning Arrival: 8:30 – 8:45 am – if your children are arriving after 8:45, you must sign your children in at the office. Students must be in their classroom when the bell rings.
  • Morning Kindergarten Dismissal: students are dismissed at 11:30 am; pick up for K2 is at the Kindergarten doors and K1 is on the Community Garden side of the building at the first set of doors.
  • Afternoon Kindergarten Arrival: 12:30 – 12:40 pm – students are dropped off at the Kindergarten doors.
  • Afternoon Dismissal: dismissal begins at 3:15 pm. Car riders are dismissed at 3:16 pm – all students being picked up must be picked up by 3:40 pm.

Communicating Changes to Dismissal

  • Any changes to how your child is going home should be sent to school with a note signed by the parent or, in emergencies, must be called into the office prior to 3:00 pm that day. Please do not e-mail the teacher; you must contact the office. We cannot take transportation changes from a student.
  • If a student is getting picked up early from school, pick-up is encouraged prior to 3:00 pm.

Late Arrival and Early Dismissal Procedures:

  • Upon arrival, proceed to the Main Office.  Please sign your children in or out. Only one family is permitted in the vestibule at a time and masks must be worn.

Car rider drop-off and pick-up instructions:

Drop-Off

  • Car riders arrive using the main entrance of the parking lot off Barndt Road.  Stay to the right along the curb. Follow the line as it snakes along the edge of the blacktop. We’ll attempt to dismiss a few cars at one time.  Look for orange cones at the Drop-off Zone. Once students arrive at the Drop-off Zone, students should exit on the passenger side of the car and enter the building.  
  • For efficient drop-off have your children ready to get out of the vehicle when you stop.
  • Parents must remain in their vehicle at all times. A Salford Hills staff member on duty will assist your child if necessary.
  • When exiting, please remain in line.  At the corner of the building as you enter the main parking lot, a traffic flow monitor will allow you to either proceed or stop.  Follow the map for exiting instructions.

Pick-Up

  • As you approach the school entrance, be aware of any buses which may be entering.  Cars stay to the right; buses, the left.  Continue to the playground blacktop.  Following in line, snake around the edge until you arrive at the Pick-up Zone (Gym Entrance).
  • Placards – Use the electronic Pick-up form (located in original e-mail, Wednesday Message, or on the website) to inform the office of who can retrieve your child at the end of the day.  We will send home placards with your child.  Thanks for your patience as we matriculate all requests.
  • During pick-up, remember to place the car rider placard on your passenger side dashboard so it is visible to the staff on duty. This will speed up the pick-up process and identify you as an approved driver.
  • Parents must remain in their vehicle at all times. A Salford Hills staff member on duty will assist your child if necessary.
  • If it is necessary to adjust seating, pull forward after picking up your children and engage your stat flashers.  Make any necessary adjustments at that time.  Carefully reenter the stream of cars moving towards the front of the building.
  • When exiting, please remain in line.  At the corner of the building as you enter the main parking lot, a traffic flow monitor will allow you to either proceed or stop.  Follow the map for exiting instructions.

Let’s celebrate our new year together! With patience and understanding along with the kindness and respect that is so much a part of our experience as a Salford Hills family, we look to these weeks being the first of many fantastic weeks at your neighborhood school. Together we are strong, and we are so for each other and our children. Thank you for your continued support and positivity as we walk the journey.