Arrival Procedures

8:00am - 8:20am

Designated doors are unlocked at 8:00am for students to enter.  Please do not drop off before 8:00am. MES Extended Time-Before School Care, a tuition-based childcare program, is available for those needing an earlier drop off (7:00am-8:00am). Please see the office for registration information. ALL Students arriving after 8:25am must enter through the front doors and be signed in at the office by a parent. Parents and visitors must enter through the main front doors.

IMPORTANT: Only students who walk or ride their bikes, may enter the building through the back DOOR #10 & DOOR #22.  DO NOT drop students off in the back lot off Poplar Street.  This parking lot is reserved for staff, Before School Care and Special Ed. busing.  Most importantly, students that bike and walk to school pass through the back lot each morning.  Our priority must be placed on making student’s arrival as safe as possible and to do so we must reduce the amount of unnecessary traffic in the back lot.  Safety is a shared responsibility, please drop off in the front drive only.

- Buses for all students will enter the busing lane (behind the school) from the south and pull to the north.  Three buses at a time will unload students.  The students will walk together into the building at a designated door. NO cars are permitted in the bus lane at any time.  

All students will be dropped off in the FRONT circle drive only. Drivers will line up single file in the CARPOOL LANE (the RIGHT SIDE) to drop off car riders in the morning.  PLEASE PULL all the way FORWARD in the yellow zone as far as you can.  Please follow staffs’ directions.  Students must exit the car on the RIGHT side only, away from merging traffic. Parents will remain in their cars and be prepare to move quickly once students exit the car.  Depending on how far a parent is asked to pull up in the carpool lane, a student may enter the building at DOOR #7 or the front DOOR #1.  Staff supervision is provided in the carpool lane and throughout the building to help with the arrival process. IMPORTANT: Do not drop students off in the back lot off Poplar St., this area is a designated SAFE ZONE for our students that walk and bike to school.

- Parking is limited, please be patient.  We strongly encourage using the carpool option.  If you need to park to help your child from the car, hug them good-bye, etc. please pull to the LEFT SIDE of the front circle. Pull forward to one of the farthest available parking spots.  Students must exit the car on the LEFT side only, away from merging traffic.  Parents must walk with the child on the sidewalk to the marked crosswalk located across from DOOR #7 or the front DOOR #1 and deliver the child safely to the sidewalk in front of school.  Parents will use the crosswalk to return to the car and wait patiently to pull away using the middle merge lane.  Parents may walk children to their classroom during the first week of school.  After the first week, students will walk to class on their own.  


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