• ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

    BUS: 

    School buses will run on the first day of school.  As always, bus routes start at 7:50 a.m. Bus students usually arrive between 8:15 a.m. and 8:25 a.m.  Upon arrival, these students will go to their assigned Grade Level Meeting Area. (See chart below)

    Grade

    Grade Level Meeting Area

    Kindergarten

    Multi-Purpose Room

    Grade 1

    Cafeteria

    Grade 2

    Old Gym

    Grade 3

    Old Gym

    Grade 4

    Old Gym

    Grade 5

    Old Gym


    N.B.S.
    : (Non-Eligible Bus Students) 

    These procedures are ONLY for families who are NOT eligible to use our bus service:

    Our instructional day starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Please make sure that children arrive prior to 8:30 a.m., to give them time to get settled in to start their day.  This will avoid unnecessary anxiety. Children can be dropped off starting at 7:45 a.m.  They will report to the Multi-Purpose Room where they will be supervised by our Early Arrival Staff.

    Please drive slowly and cautiously while on school grounds, and arrange for children to depart from vehicles on the passenger sideOne of our staff members will help your child out of your vehicle.

    Please note: Please do not pass the vehicles in front of you at any time.  Please stay in line and wait your turn.  Once the car directly in front of you moves, please proceed ahead.  After you have dropped off your child, please exit with EXTREME CAUTION and watch for signals from traffic monitors.

    All N.B.S. parents/students should refer to the chart below and refer to our map for Drop-Off Locations:

    Grade *

    Drop-Off Location for N.B.S.*  (Refer to Map)

    Kindergarten

    Primary Wing

    Grade 1

    Primary Wing

    Grade 2

    Primary Wing

    Grade 3

    Main Entrance

    Grade 4

    Main Entrance

    Grade 5

    Main Entrance

    * If you have more than one child, please use your youngest child’s Drop-Off location!


    NOTE TO ALL:
     

    If dropping off after 8:35 a.m., your child will be considered “late”, therefore all parents and students must enter through the Main Entrance at the front of the school and “sign in” at the front desk.  We ask that you DO NOT leave your child unattended and make sure that you escort them into the building to meet our School Monitor.  

    DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

    Students are dismissed from class at 3:10 p.m.  Students will go directly to their dismissal areas. (See chart below)  

    Bus

    Dismissal Areas

    Buses 1-9

    Old Gym

    Buses 10 & 11

    Multi-Purpose Room & Library


    If there are ANY CHANGES to your child’s dismissal (i.e.: going home with another child on a bus, going home with another child through N.B.S., or your child is going to be picked-up by you or someone else) your child MUST have a note written by a parent/guardian.  If there is NO NOTE, the change will not be honored and your child will go home as usual. 

     BUS:

    When buses arrive, students will be escorted by our staff to their appropriate buses, which are lined up in the front of the school. If no one is home, your child will be brought back to school.  If you need to pick up your child on any given day, we are asking that you follow pick-up procedures on the following page.

     N.B.S.: (Non-Eligible Bus Students) 

    These procedures are ONLY for families who are NOT eligible to use our bus service:

     Prior to the first day, you will receive a N.B.S. tag in the mail.  Only vehicles with tags will be allowed in the N.B.S. Lanes.  Please display your tag on your rearview mirror so the Traffic Monitor can easily see it.    If you are in the Rear Lot, you can remain in your car and your child is brought out to you.  If you are in the Main Entrance Lot or Lower Lot, your child will come out and meet you.  A teacher or supervising adult will be there at your child’s dismissal location.  Please refer to the chart below for N.B.S. pick-up locations.  If you do not have a pass, you will be directed to park on the Blacktop or Rain Garden Parking Lot. (Maps are available in the Main Office.)

    Grade

    N.B.S. and Pick-Up Location *

    (Refer to Map)

    Parking Lanes

    K-2

    Students will be escorted by an adult to the N.B.S.

    vehicle via the Multi-Purpose Room door

    Line up in Rear Lot by Multi-Purpose Room

    Grade 3

    Parents will park their vehicles and walk to the

    Main Entrance to pick-up their children.

    Line up in lanes in front of Main Entrance

    4-5

    Students will be escorted by an adult to the N.B.S.

    vehicle via the Lower Lot door

    Line up in lanes at the Lower Lot

    * If you have more than one child, please use your youngest child’s Pick-Up location!


    PICK UP (IF NOT N.B.S. and CHOOSE NOT TO TAKE THE BUS):

    If you need to pick up your child at dismissal time (i.e.: you are coming into the school to get them and your child is not taking the bus or N.B.S.), we are asking that you arrive shortly before 3:10 p.m. and park in the designated parking areas so that you may leave enough time to WALK to your child’s dismissal area.  Please refer to the map and the chart below.   Please do NOT park in the areas designated for families who are N.B.S. 

    If you are picking up your child any time during the school day PRIOR to dismissal time, please park in the designated parking areas and go to the Main Office to sign them out early.

    Grade *

    Dismissal Area

    (Refer to Map)

    Closest Parking Lot

    (So you can park your vehicle and walk to meet your child)

    K-2

    Primary Wing (red on map)

    Blacktop or Visitor Spaces in the front of the building

    3-5

    Main Entrance (green on map)

    Rain Garden Parking Lot or Visitor Spaces in the front of the building

    * If you have more than one child, please use your youngest child’s Pick-Up location!

     

    You may NOT park in the areas designated for N.B.S.  These families have priority to park there as they are not eligible

     for the bus.

    CHANGE IN DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

    Change of Dismissal Form: If you are making a change to your child's regular dismissal routine,    please use the CHANGE OF DISMISSAL FORM.  This form should be sent in with your child so that he/she can give it to the classroom teacher. Please do not send an email to the Main Office or your child's teacher, as this may result in the notification not getting to your child or the teacher. Making plans the day before will ensure a smooth dismissal and ease any anxiety with your child. 

     

     CLICK HERE FOR THE CHANGE OF DISMISSAL FORM  NOTE:  If large group after school activities are cancelled (i.e.: PTA ASA, Rye Brook Recreation After School Program, or Rye Brook Recreation Youth Sport Activities), your child will go home according to his/her regular dismissal routine.  For example, if your child's after school soccer team practice is cancelled and he/she normally takes the bus home, then he/she will go home on the bus.

     

    ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE!

    • NO STANDING OR PARKING IN THE FIRE LANE!
    • Parking is allowed on the Blacktop (except during lunchtime from 11:25 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.), in open angled visitor spaces at the front of the building, or in the Rain Garden Parking Lot (former grassy area by entrance). Please reference the map.
    • Lanes A and B will ONLY be available between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for parents who are chaperoning on a field trip or volunteering in the school for an event. (See map.)
    • Parking is NOT permitted in front of the Main Entrance before 9:00 a.m., or between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.