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Drop Off and Pick-Up Procedures


PENN PICK UP and DROP OFF PROCEDURES

PLEASE NOTE:   THERE ARE NOW 2 CAR LINES.

MAKE A PLAN WITH YOUR STUDENT ON WHICH ONE YOU WILL USE.

Please read the information below and refer to the map on the back side to help make the pickup process as    smooth as possible. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

  • Zone 1: Bus Students and Daycare Vans

    • If your child rides a school bus they will exit and enter the building using the south end doors. These are the doors nearest the lunch room.

    • The buses will be picking up and dropping off students in the south parking lot.

    • ONLY buses and daycare vans will enter and exit the south parking lot during arrival and dismissal. Please do not enter or exit this lot between 8:30-8:45am and 3:30-4:00 pm (2:30-3:00pm on Thursdays).

       

  • Zone 2: Walkers and Bikers

    • All students walking or riding a bike will enter and exit the school using the front main entrance doors.

    • Students walking or biking home (in any direction) will cross at the crosswalk and use the sidewalk to walk or bike home.

    • The crossing guard at the corner of Dubuque and Cherry Street will cross your children safely.

       

  • Zone 2: Front Car Line

    • All students being picked up by a parent who is waiting in their car will exit the school using the front main entrance doors.

    • Cars may wait along the fire lane if spots are available but driver MUST remain in the car. Students may get in or out of cars on the curb side if the car is in the right lane.

    • Cars that are on the left side of the fire lane must continue moving until a Penn staff member walks a student to their car.

    • Students are not permitted to enter cars in the left/moving lane at any time unless a staff member is present. We do not want students running through parked cars or into the car line!

    • If you are in the left lane/moving car line and your child is not out front as you pass by the front school entrance, please make a loop and reenter the car line again. This procedure keeps traffic moving and allows kids to safely be picked up.

    • DROP OFF: students may only be dropped off if the vehicle is next to the curb. Please pull your vehicle to the furthest space available before stopping to let out your child. NO STUDENTS MAY EXIT VEHICLES IN THE LEFT LANE.

       

  • Zone 3: Penn Meadows Car Line

    • All students being picked up by a parent who is waiting in their car should exit the building either using the front main entrance doors or the north doors.

    • Cars may park along the gravel to pick up students. If no spaces are available cars should drive to the back parking lot to make a loop, then park in the gravel and walk across to meet your child. Or the other option is to make a loop around the block and reenter the car line.

    • DROP OFF: students may only be dropped off if the vehicle is next to the curb. Please pull your vehicle to the furthest space available before stopping to let out your child. NO STUDENTS MAY EXIT VEHICLES IN THE LEFT LANE.

       

  • Zone 4: Parent Parking

    • Students that have parents that will park and get out of their cars and come across school property to meet their children should exit the school using the main front entrance doors.

    • Parents should park cars on the north end in the gravel area and walk across to school property to meet their children.

    • Children are not permitted to walk across the access street to meet parents waiting in cars.

Parents please help our staff with dismissal by following these procedures. We want your children to get home safely and it is our hope that this will be a smooth and quick process. It is very important that you discuss these procedures and establish a consistent routine with your child, so that he/she will know the safe and correct procedure for getting home.