Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

 

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In our effort to ensure student and staff safety, student arrival and dismissal at Quakertown Elementary School will resemble the same procedures utilized last school year, 21-22.  Please see below for our student arrival and dismissal guidelines.  It is our goal with student arrival, as with all other day-to-day aspects of school, to mitigate, minimize, and eliminate all potential safety concerns.  With your help, support, and adherence to these measures, we will be able to safely and quickly have all QE students entered into the building ready to learn, and students safely on their way home.  


Please note that this system may change based on other factors and circumstances.  As these changes come up, we will communicate them to you. 


Student Arrival


  • Our QCSD Student School Day officially starts at 9:20 AM and ends at 3:50 PM.

  • Students may begin to proceed into the building at 9:05 AM.  

  • Students should be dropped off or arrive as close to 9:05 AM as possible.  Please note that there will not be supervision outside of QE prior to 9:05 AM.  

  • For the first week of school, all students will enter the main doors of the building and students will be greeted by their homeroom teacher and teacher aides in the gymnasium. 

  • If students are arriving by bus, a QE staff member will be present to greet them off the bus and support a safe transition to their homeroom.   

  • All itinerants will be responsible for supervising the bus doors from 9:05-9:20.

  • Aides will be responsible for supervising bus doors if buses are late.

  • For students that need to eat breakfast, we will still serve a hot breakfast.  Breakfast will be served at 8:40 AM.  Students will enter the building and proceed directly to our cafeteria where they will eat.  

  • For inclement weather, please help your child dress accordingly.  

  • For all students, parents and guardians are reminded of the following general safety guidelines when arriving at Quakertown Elementary:

    • Please utilize the pedestrian walkway to cross streets.

    • Please do not double park and/or stop in the middle of the road

    • Please do not socialize too much.  Drop off your child and vacate as quickly and safely as possible.  

    • We request that parents escort their student(s) to their designated area for line up.  



Student Dismissal


Our aim for student dismissal is safety  First, and foremost, this will require patience.  We appreciate this as this safely will require additional steps and measures that will likely increase the time needed at student dismissal.  


Our students will be strategically dismissed via our PA system.  There will be two school bells at the conclusion of our day.  The first bell will ring at 3:47 PM and walkers and bus riders will be dismissed.  The second bell will be at 3:50 PM. All students being dismissed to a parent, (K-5) will begin to exit the building following the 3:50 PM bell.  If you are planning to pick up your child, please plan to be present at 3:50 PM for pick up.  Students will exit the building through the doors as shown in the virtual below with their homeroom teacher. Students will be picked up (and dropped off) in the same location each day.  Our teachers will have orange clipboards to signify they are teachers and to record what adult is picking the child up.  We ask that you remain back from these areas.  The teacher will visually identify who you are and release the child to you.  For each class, this will be done one at a time.  Again, for the beginning of our school year, we should anticipate this taking additional time.  This specific and strategic dismissal is done so that our students and staff are safe!  


If your child is riding a bus, they will be dismissed from their homeroom at 3:47 PM to the gymnasium.  They will safely exit our building by our bus loading doors and enter onto the bus.  


As a reminder, please help us support student and staff safety by adhering to the following:

  • Please remain on the sidewalk

  • Please refrain from engaging in too much talk with the teacher as we want this process to run as smoothly and timely as possible.

  • Please utilize the pedestrian crosswalks to cross the street.   







To ensure student and staff safety, below will be the designated exits we will use when dismissing from Quakertown Elementary School.   




Front Doors

Bus Door/Blacktop

Playground Doors

Kindergarten 

(Ms. McNamara and Mrs. DeStefano)

First Grade (Dr. Stabilit and Mrs. Altner)

Fifth Grade (Mrs. Gerancher and Mrs. Pierce)

Second Grade

 (Mrs. Rosica and Mrs. Yerger)

Third Grade (Mrs. Goldcamp and Mrs. Riedi)



Fourth Grade (Mrs. Held and Mr. Wieand)


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