Sunday, January 28, 2018

Prompt & Safe Arrivals

 ~Three quick reminders for a smooth morning arrival~
Four minutes into the first lesson of the day.

Students in grades K-3, should try to arrive at school between 8:15 and 8:25am. This gives them a few minutes to socialize and transition to the classroom for an 8:30am start. Please keep in mind, arriving even a few minutes late is disruptive to the entire class since the teacher must stop instruction to greet and fill the tardy child in on anything they missed. Quite a number of children are habitually arriving after 8:30am. If mornings are a struggle for your family, feel free to reach out to our counseling staff for advice.

As you can see from this picture of the staff parking lot, by 8:25am every space was taken. Because parking is so limited, we ask that visitors and families use Crowe Park. If dropping off for Excel please do not park in the lot after 7:30 when staff begin to arrive. (I often park at Crowe Park because these spaces are so small car doors get dinged -and the distance is about the same.)

Car riders have the option of parking in Crowe Park and walking up, or pulling your vehicle to the curb within the white lines and unloading. Please do not drop off closer to the building since it creates a safety issue with the buses and preschool vans.