ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
School Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safety and supervision concerns for children in school make it impossible for students to arrive at school prior to 9:00 a.m. to accommodate parental work schedules, appointments, etc. Please do not drop your childre off and leave them unattended. School hours for scheduled half days are 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Morning Drop Off Procedures for 2021-22 School Year
Parents should enter the parking lot by turning right from South Davis Street, and then following the cones through the parking lot, and into the drop off zone on South Davis Street in front of the school.
Early Dismissal Requests: Students leaving school early, before 3:00 p.m., for various appointments should have written notes from their parent/guardian submitted to their classroom teacher that morning. Please be aware that if your child does not have a note for an early dismissal the teacher won’t be able to properly have them ready in a timely fashion and there may be extra time needed to get them ready to leave. Early dismissals are detailed on their school attendance record. We encourage all students to attend for the full school day so they don’t miss out on important instructional time with their classroom teachers. No child may leave the building without being accompanied by a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian should enter through the front doors of South Davis, report to the Front Security Desk Monitor and be prepared to show a government-issued photo identification.
Afternoon Dismissal Procedures for 2021-22 School Year
Students being picked up at dismissal should provide a note from home to their teacher for each day pickup is requested. The note should clearly state the student(s) being picked up, the date of pickup request, and the authorized individual’s full legal name who will arrive for the student. For students who have a consistent pickup schedule: yearly notes, monthly notes or weekly notes will be accepted and tracked by the Main Office. Due to high volume of calls during dismissal, the office cannot accept any pickup requests after 2:30 p.m. Please refrain from last minute calls to the Main Office during this busy time of day.
For the 2021-22 school year, there will be no student pickups from inside South Davis Elementary. Vehciles must enter the parking lot and proceed through the traffic cones and onto South Davis Street along the curb in front of the building. Parents should remain in their vehicles. The pickup ID tag number assigned to each student must be hung from the rearview mirror or prominently displayed on the front dashboard. When you arrive in the loop, a member of the South Davis dismissal team will enter your pickup number into our system. Children will wait in their classrooms until they are notified that their pickup number has been entered by our dismissal team. We appreciate your patience this year with this new dismissal process.