STUDENT ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL
- ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL
For safety reasons, parents may not walk their children to the classroom before school. If your child is joining us for breakfast, he or she should be at school by 8:00 am. Breakfast in the classroom begins at 8:00 am; classes begin at 8:15. Students may arrive no earlier than 8am and should enter through the gate closest to where they walk from. Exceptions will be made for Lion’s Den. Students participating in this program should enter through the main gate. Any student attending Lion’s Den before school must be signed in by a parent. Student restrooms will not be opened until after 8:00. Students should be sure to use the restroom before leaving home in the morning.
According to Board Policy #JED(1), “Students will be punctual in reporting to school and to classes and will attend regularly.” When children walk in after class has begun, not only have they missed important instructional time, but the entire class is disrupted due to the late arrival of the tardy student. Unexcused tardies may result in suspension. A tardy will only be excused when it is due to a medical or dental visit AND the parent comes to the office with the child to report the reason for the tardiness.
Students in grades 1 through 6 are allowed to exit from the main gate at the south end of the campus or from the northeast gate, as well as the designated gate on the south playground. Teachers will escort all students to the main hallway where students may then walk to the North or South ends of the campus. Gates will not open until 2:50 when the first classes dismiss. If you choose to pick up your child, we ask that you please wait inside your car (if driving) on the blue line or outside the campus gates (if walking). This will help us to ensure all students can exit in their lines in an orderly manner. Parents of Kindergarten students must meet their children in the Kindergarten area at dismissal times.
Dismissal schedule for this year:
K, 3rd & 6th @ 2:53p (Regular) 1:23p (PLC Friday) 11:20a (ER days)
1st & 5th @ 2:56p 1:26p 11:23a
2nd & 4th @ 2:59p 1:29p 11:26
As your child’s safety is our primary concern, we may call the authorities if we have not heard from you and/or your child is not picked up after 30-minutes.
- EARLY STUDENT PICK UP
If it is necessary to pick up your child during school hours, please send a note to the child’s teacher to inform them of your intentions. This will help with your child being ready with a backpack and materials, saving time when you arrive. For the safety and protection of your child, you must come to the office, with your photo ID, to sign him/her out. Your child will then be called to the office. To avoid disruption to the class at the end of the day, no students will be dismissed after 2:30 PM.
* Your child will NOT be released to anyone except his/her parents or the responsible parties listed on the Emergency Medical Information Card.
* Parents and other adults picking up students at school MUST provide photo identification.
* A note or telephone call IS NOT SUFFICIENT to have your child released from school.
Students are encouraged to practice safety precautions when walking to and from school. Crosswalks and/or crossing guards are provided at the intersections of 31st Avenue and Grovers, and 32nd Avenue and Campo Bello. All students should follow the directions of the crossing guards and should always walk on the sidewalk. Students should be encouraged to use well-traveled routes and to walk with a “buddy” whenever possible.
- BIKE RIDERS
Students in grades 1 through 6 are permitted to ride bicycles to and from school. Kindergarten students are NOT permitted to ride bikes to school. Students who ride bicycles must assume all responsibilities and risks involved. The school is not liable for vandalized or lost bicycles. Bicycles must be parked and locked in the bike rack at the north end of the campus. Each student must have his or her own lock and not share with anyone – not with brothers, sisters, or friends. While on campus, students walk their bicycles. Bicycles must be walked on all sidewalks
surrounding the school and must be walked across crosswalks. Bike riding is NOT permitted in the parking lot at any time.
Mini-bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates, roller sneakers, and roller blades are NOT permitted on ANY Deer Valley School District campus. Please keep these items at home.
- SUNRISE PARKING LOT/TRAFFIC FLOW
For the safety of all of our students, we must insist that if you transport your child by car and choose to utilize the pick-up/drop-off lane, PLEASE follow the traffic flow pattern described below.
ENTER the parking lot at 31st Avenue only. Traffic is to proceed one way following the “blue zone” and continue toward the exit of the parking lot; please do not stop midway in this area. Parking, that is leaving your vehicle unattended, is NOT permitted in the blue zone; please remain in your vehicle and continue to move forward as you wait for your child. Students will be permitted to cross the driveway ONLY at the crosswalk. They may wait for rides on the sidewalk along the “blue zone.” Please proceed slowly through this area. EXIT the parking lot at Campo Bello only. (See the parking lot map below.)
Only buses, licensed day care vans, delivery vehicles, and emergency vehicles, are permitted to use the driveway closest to the building at any time. In addition, the bus lane on 31st Avenue is for buses only. Please do not use this lane for dropping off and picking up your children. Also, we ask that you do not park on either side of the bus lane in order to allow our buses the
Adequate clearance they need to turn in and out of the bus lane. Please Note: Per AAC Code R17-9-104- LB: There is to be NO parking in the loading/unloading zone lane at any time.
If you must leave your vehicle, park only in designated parking stalls. Of course, to avoid the congestion of the parking lot, you may choose to wait for your child along the perimeter streets surrounding the school. Be sure to let your child know where your “meeting” place will be. Parents who choose to pick up or drop off on the perimeter streets must exercise extreme caution and park along the curb that is closest to school property. According to Arizona State Traffic Laws, it is unlawful to drop off or pick up students at the school on the opposite side of any street upon which the school is located.