Pick-up and Drop-off procedures

Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Our arrival and dismissal procedures for the 2019-2020 school year will help us to ensure that all of our students are safe and secure.
 
Students who ride the bus to and from school:

Students riding the bus to and from school have simple routines. Students will be released off and on to the buses by LPS staff.
 
* Bus riders in grades K-6 will enter the school through the entrance door in the new corridor connecting the cafeteria to the K-2 wing. Bus riders in grades K-6 will remain in the cafeteria until our elementary classroom doors open at 8:10 AM.

* Bus riders in grades 7-12 will enter the school via the back door next to the high school gymnasium and proceed to their designated locker areas.

Staff will be on the sidewalks and in the halls to supervise these transitions.

Students who come to school by car:

There are two entrances to the school for students arriving by car. Please arrive between 8:00-8:20 AM.

The first is a drive-thru drop off on Grand Avenue for students in grades K-12. 

Students who come to school by car will arrive on Grand Avenue. A new drive-thru drop off  is located just outside the cafeteria. Look for the feather flag marking the location.

* Hang pick-up placard from mirror. (These will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.)

* Cars will pull into the drive-thru in groups of four. Pull forward as far as possible as you enter the drive-thru.

* LPS staff will assist your child(ren) to exit your vehicle from the right-side ONLY!

* Parents will remain INSIDE the vehicle.

* Begin saying your good-byes BEFORE you enter the drive-thru as your child(ren) will be exiting the vehicle very quickly once they are greeted by LPS staff.

* Students in grades K-6 will enter the school through the cafeteria doors. K-6 students will remain in the cafeteria, supervised by LPS staff, until elementary classroom doors open at 8:10 AM. 

* Students in grades 7-12 will proceed through the main front door to their designated locker areas.

In an effort to reduce congestion in our 3-12 building wing and to increase the safety and security of our building, only students will be allowed to enter the halls. Parents of students in grades 3-12 will not be permitted past the office. 

The second is for families of students in grades K-2 ONLY. 
Parents/Guardians of K-2 students may choose to park and walk with their child to the K-2 hallway through the door located in the new corridor installed between the cafeteria and the K-2 wing. This door will be open between 8:00-8:20 AM. If you arrive before 8:10 AM, you will be asked to wait in the cafeteria until the elementary classroom doors open at 8:10 AM. There will be no entrance at the back door near the kindergarten classrooms at any time.

Students who come to school after 8:20 AM or leave before 3:00 PM:

Our school day runs from 8:20 AM - 3:16 PM.  Any student who comes to school after 8:20 AM or who leaves before 3:00 PM will need to be signed in or out at the main office. 

Parking:

During construction, parking is extremely limited.
Staff and approved HS students will be issued parking stickers and assigned permanent parking spaces this year. Visitors should NOT park in PAC parking lot, east side of Grand Avenue north of Pearl Street, or on the west side of Grand Avenue north of William Street as these spaces are reserved for staff and students.

Visitors may park in:

* Angled parking in front of the main office

* 15-minute parking in Grand Avenue drive-thru between 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

* Fourth Street

* Pearl Street

Picking-up students at the end of the day
 
The process for pick-up is nearly identical to drop-off; the only difference is that your child(ren) will be entering the vehicle rather than exiting your vehicle.

* Hang pick-up placard from mirror. (These will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.)

* Cars will pull into the drive-thru in groups of four. Pull forward as far as possible as you enter the drive-thru.

* LPS staff will assist your child(ren) to ENTER your vehicle from the passenger side ONLY! Children should be buckled before you exit the drive-thru. If you have a carseat in your car, placing it behind the driver will make it easier for your school-age children to enter the vehicle.

* Parents will remain INSIDE the vehicle.

* K-4 pick-up at 3:12 PM

* 5-12 pick-up at 3:18 PM 

* Students will remain in the cafeteria/patio while they are waiting for pick-up. LPS staff will be monitoring pick-up until 3:25 PM. Unless participating in an extracurricular event, all students should be picked up by 3:25 PM.

Parents of  K-2 ONLY 

You may park on Fourth Street or Pearl Street and meet your child(ren) in the cafeteria by entering the door in the new corridor connecting the K-2 wing to the cafeteria. This door will open at 3:00 PM, and your child(ren) will be released from class at 3:10 PM. Please remain in the cafeteria while you are waiting for your child.
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