Arrival and Dismissal Procedures at NSS
Students may enter the building after 7:40; please do not drop your child
before 7:40 as we do not have supervision. Our start time is 7:55, and dismissal will be at 2:25.
Although it will make the most sense when you see it in action, here’s a description of
How we do arrival and dismissal:
Buses will come in, loop around the back parking lot, and then queue up along the
front of the school. Students will unload at 7:40. Adults will be on duty to greet students
and ensure they go directly into the school. Fifth and sixth graders will go in the side
entrance by the gym and 2nd-4th will enter through the main entrance. All classroom
teachers will be in their classroom ready to greet students.
Please drive in between the two rows of parked cars in the lot in front of
the main entrance. A staff member will be present at the first car in line, and, after buses
have unloaded, will direct cars to pull up along the sidewalk for students to depart from
the car and walk along the sidewalk to enter the building at the side entrance by the
music room/cafeteria. Please pull forward on the sidewalk as far as possible, and please
do not exit your car and walk your child to the building, as cars behind you will be waiting
to pull up to the sidewalk.
All students going home by bus will be dismissed in one of three waves starting
at 2:17. Waves 1 and 3 line up in the lobby; wave 2 lines up in the gym. Students are
expected to stand/sit quietly in line. Staff members will be on duty in the lobby/gym with
students as well as on duty outside. Buses are loaded as they arrive.
Please drive in between the two rows of parked cars in the lot
in front of the main entrance. There will be staff outside at the drop off/pick up lane
who will radio in to staff to announce parental arrival/pick up. All students being picked
up/walking will be called to the cafeteria with wave 1. Students will be expected to
sit quietly and/or read a book. There will be staff on duty with these students. When
notified of a parent/pick-up arrival, the inside staff will then direct that student in exiting
the building. As students are dismissed, the inside staff member will check off students
from the pick-up list. If a student is being picked up by someone other than a parent,
please send a note with your child so it can be added to the list identifying who will be
picking the child up that day. Walkers will be dismissed after the buses have departed
and will be assisted while crossing the road. Students must have a note from a parent/
gurdian if he/she will be walking or picked up. Students without a note will not be
allowed to walk home.