Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival | Ingress




Preschool


Preschool students will use the Preschool Gate. Preschool families should park and walk their students to the preschool gate. We respectfully ask that Preschool families not use the drop off line to bring their preschool student to school as families in the drop off line are not permitted to exit their vehicles. Preschool students may start arriving 10 minutes prior to the start of instruction.


Transitional Kindergarten


Transitional Kindergarten students will use the Kindergarten Gate. Transitional Kindergarten students may be dropped off 15 minutes prior to the start of instruction. Transitional Kindergarten families may use the drop off line or walk to the Kindergarten gate. Please remember that those using the drop off line are not permitted to park or exit their vehicles. The Transitional Kindergarten teachers will be at the gate to greet the students and support students coming onto campus.


Kindergarten


Kindergarten students will use the Kindergarten Gate. Kindergarten students may be dropped off 15 minutes prior to the start of instruction. Kindergarten families may use the drop off line or walk to the Kindergarten gate. Please remember that those families using the drop off line are not permitted to park or exit their vehicles. If you must exit your vehicle to help your Kindergartener out of the car, we respectfully ask that you park and walk your student to the gate. 


1st - 5th Grades


Student in grades 1-5 may be dropped off from 8:15 am - 8:45 am. No students are permitted to be dropped off at school earlier than 8:15 am. Students may not line up outside the school gates prior to the arrival time. There is no supervision for students prior to the gates opening at 8:15 am. Students in grades 1-5 that are being dropped off for school will enter through the front gate. Families may use the solar lot or the front lot to drop students off to walk to the gate. 


In order to ensure a safe and efficient drop off and pick up please remember to follow the front lot procedures. These procedures for driving through the front lot have not changed from previous school years and are important to ensure a safe and quick process. When these are not followed the flow of traffic is impacted causing an unsafe environment,  delays, and a traffic backup in the street. 

  • The front parking lot is a one-lane line for arrival and dismissal. 
  • All vehicles must stay in the line, including Kindergarten. 

  • The left side of the drive through is ONLY for vehicles exiting the school. 

  • Please do not drive around the line and cut over in front of other cars. 

  • Always pull all the way forward in the drive through. 

  • Please remain in the vehicle at all times and do not park your vehicle. 

  • The front lot is a drive through lot only. 

  • Always have students exit and enter the car on the passenger side for safety.

Students in grades 1-5 that are walking or riding their bikes to school may use the front or back gate. There are bike racks located at both gates for students to store their bikes during the school day. Please remember that the back gate is ONLY for students that are walking or riding their bikes to and from  school. There is no drop off or pick up at the back gate. The only drop offs  and pickups at the back gate are the SMUSD school buses and the after school program buses, such as Boys and Girls Club. Families may park down the street and walk to the back gate to meet their students, but there are no vehicles allowed to be parked on McMahr street by the school.

Dismissal | Egress

Protocols

Students that are walking, riding their bike, or attending an after school program, KOC, and Boys and Girls Club, walking home will be dismissed first. Please communicate with the classroom teacher if your students are walking, riding their bike, or attend one of these after school programs. 

Teachers will walk the remaining students being picked up to the designated grade level area where staff will monitor students for safety. Staff in each area will dismiss students when the iSchoolRide app notifies them that the students’ family has arrived walking up to the gate or their car is in the designated pickup zone, Front Lot or Solar Lot. Families will receive an alert on the app when all students on the pickup card have been dismissed. There will be staff on campus in the parking lots supporting students during dismissal. 

Preschool

Preschool families are asked to park and walk to the preschool gate to pickup their student. We respectfully ask that Preschool families not use the drop off line to pickup their preschool student as families in the drop off line are not permitted to exit their vehicles. 

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten families may use the drop off line or walk to the Kindergarten gate to pick up their student. The Transitional Kindergarten families do not need to use the iSchoolRide app. Please remember if you choose to use the pickup line you must stay in the pickup line, always pull all the way forward, and stay in the vehicle at all times. 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten families may use the drop off line or walk to the Kindergarten gate to pick up their student. The Kindergarten teachers will dismiss the students using the iSchoolRide app. Guardians walking to pick up their student will change the iSchoolRide app to walk mode. Please remember if you choose to use the pickup line you must stay in the pickup line, always pull all the way forward, and stay in the vehicle at all times. 

Kindergarten families may not wait in the drive through pickup line for older siblings to be dismissed. The pick up line is a drive through only. Families that are waiting for older siblings to be dismissed will need to park in a designated space or on the street to wait. Discovery staff will respectfully ask all families to continue moving forward and drive around if waiting for older siblings to be dismissed.

1st - 5th Grades


Students in 1st - 5th grade may walk or ride their bike home from school but they are only permitted to use the back gate. No students will be permitted to exit the front gate without staff being notified on the iSchoolRide app that their guardians have arrived to pick them up. Students walking or riding their bikes home will be dismissed first and will not need the iSchoolRide app.


Please remember that the back gate is ONLY for students that are walking or riding their bikes to and from school. There is no drop off or pick up at the back gate. The only drop offs  and pickups at the back gate are the SMUSD school buses and the after school program buses, such as Boys and Girls Club. Families may park down the street and walk to the back gate to meet their students, but there are no vehicles allowed to be parked on McMahr street by the school.


Students in 1st - 5th grades will be dismissed through the Front gate. Families may use the drop off line, the Solar Lot, or walk to the front gate to pick up their student. Staff will dismiss the students using the iSchoolRide app. Guardians walking to pick up their student will change the iSchoolRide app to walk mode. Please remember if you choose to use the pickup line you must stay in the pickup line, always pull all the way forward, and stay in the vehicle at all times.  

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