Drop off & Pick Up

The Merriam School

Dismissal Procedures 2020-2021

Dismissal at the end of the school day for students in grades 1-6, can only be:

      Dismissed to their assigned Home Bus

      Dismissed to the Car Line*

      Dismissed as a Walker/Riding Bicycle

 

Please indicate your “regular dismissal procedure” on the Dismissal Card provided. Changes to your “regular dismissal procedure” must be made by completing a blue Student Dismissal Form, otherwise they will be dismissed according to their usual dismissal procedure.

Blue “Student Dismissal Form” for Grades 1-6

The blue Student Dismissal Form must be delivered to the school office at the beginning of the school day for which the change is effective.

Dismissed to the Car Line or as Walker/Riding Bicycle:

-       Send in a blue Student Dismissal Form with your child in the morning indicating that they should be dismissed to the Car Line or as a Walker/Bicycle Rider (at the end of day only).

-       Remind your child that you will meet them in the car line or that they are to walk/ride their bicycle; please be on time to meet your child, they worry if you are late.

If you need to pick up your student (in grades 1-6) during the school day:

-       Send in a blue Student Dismissal Form with your child in the morning indicating the time of pick-up.

-       Come to the front doors of Merriam; buzz the office; we will call the classroom for your child and walk them out to you while you wait outside – your child will not be waiting for you.

 

Pink “Kindergarten Dismissal Form(scroll down for Kindergarten)

AM Kindergarten

If you need to pick-up your kindergartner at the end of their school day:

-       Send in a pink Kindergarten Dismissal Form with your child on the day you plan to pick up indicating you will pick them up.

-       AM Kindergarten pick-up is OUTSIDE in the Kindergarten bus line/pick up area at 11:30am.

PM Kindergarten

If you need to pick-up your kindergartner at the end of their school day:

-       Send in a pink Kindergarten Dismissal Form with your child on the day you plan to pick up indicating you will pick them up.

-       PM Kindergarten pick-up is OUTSIDE the classroom door at the back of school at 3:20pm.

*If you have a PM Kindergartner and a student(s) in grades 1-6 and you plan to pick-up at the end of the day, the student in grades 1-6 will walk to the back of the building and meet you at the Kindergarten door.

 

AM and PM Kindergarten

If you need to pick-up your kindergartner during their school day:

-       To pick up AM or PM Kindergartners at any time other than regular dismissal time, complete the pink Kindergarten Dismissal Form and send it in with your child on the day you plan to pick-up indicating the time of pick-up.

-       Come to the front doors of Merriam; buzz the office; we will call the classroom for your child and walk them out to you while you wait outside – you child will not be waiting for you.

 

Dismissal changes WILL NOT be taken over the phone, via email, or via fax, except in an emergency. DO NOT:

- tell your child you might pick him/her up in the car line; pick up at the last minute because you were nearby.

- pick your child up early for appointments without a blue dismissal form unless it is an emergency.

- call the office between 2:50-3:20pm to change your child’s dismissal plan unless it is an emergency.

 

Thank you for helping us ensure the safe dismissal of all students attending Merriam!

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