Jack Anderson Elementary

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Arrival

The traffic patterns for arrival and dismissal are the same to alleviate as much traffic as possible off of Shute Lane. A staff member is on duty to monitor car rider arrival at 8:15 A.M. As a courtesy, we open the front doors early at 8:00 A.M. and early arrivers are expected to report immediately to the gym. Students will be dismissed to their classrooms at 8:30 A.M. Students transported by car should enter the front of the school and be in their classroom prior to 8:40 A.M. Any arrival after 8:40 is considered to be tardy. If your child arrives after 8:40, a parent/guardian is required to walk them into the office.

Dismissal

Anyone picked up prior to 3:40 will be counted as an early dismissal. Afternoon dismissal will begin at 3:40 P.M. Please do not come into the office to sign your child out in lieu of using the carline. We cannot accommodate student sign out after 3:15 P.M. Students are already transitioning towards dismissal and they cannot be accessed in a timely manner.  IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR 2018-2019:  As you round the playground, cars split into two lanes.  You will not be able to change lanes.  After loading students, ALL vehicles in the left lane will turn left toward Gallatin Road.  After loading students, ALL vehicles in the right lane will turn right toward Shute Lane to Cages Bend Road.  This change will make our process go much more smoothly and will significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to load and move vehicles.

Car Line Expectations for Adult Drivers

 If all parents comply with expectations, we will have a smooth and safe dismissal in the fastest possible manner. Thank you for being patient.

– Please have your Car Rider Sign clearly displayed in the window facing the school with your child’s grade and name in bold print. (Please use a thick marker.)

TN State Law prohibits the use of a handheld mobile device while in a school zone.  For this reason, you will be asked to refrain from using your cellphone unless it is handsfree.  For safety of all students and staff, please adhere to this request. 

TIP:Most parents clip the sign to their visor and simply flip it down and turn it towards the school on the passenger side. The signs are for staff to see that your child is not getting in the car with a stranger. It also allows your child to see their name so they can recognize their car.

How does the car line work?

- NEW: When your child is safely loaded, turn on your Hazard Flashers. This will signal the staff in the center aisle that you are ready. Exit with your Hazards on.
– Cars should be in one lane until the drive splits at the playground where double lanes are formed. This is to alleviate traffic on Shute Lane. You are NEVER to change lanes.
– Pull your vehicle up as close as possible to the vehicle in front of you and do not leave gaps.
– For student safety, put your car in park or turn off your car while students are loading.
– Students may only load in the loading zone.
– Do not talk or text on your cellphone while students are present.
– No smoking on campus.
– Parents may assist with seatbelts for kindergarteners; however be mindful that we will not move the line until you are in the car and hazard lights are on. Please be quick, so you do not hold up the carline.
– Adults are not allowed to get out of their cars to approach any student.
– Do not move your car until the staff members in the center signal that you may move.
– Do not change lanes as you exit. The right lane must turn right toward Shute Lane to Cages Bend Road.  The left lane will turn left toward Gallatin Road.  Both lanes will move simultaneously.
– If your child misses your car, you will be asked to pull forward to the crossing guard and park until we can radio for your child to walk down.

Rain Dismissal

– Please have your Car Rider Sign clearly displayed in the window facing the CENTER aisle with your child’s grade and name in bold print.
– An adult staff member will walk down the center aisle in between the double lanes in the rain to read the sign and radio your student’s name and grade.
– If you do not have a sign, you will need to pull forward and park and will be the last to load.
– We will load and dismiss a section of cars at a time. Be very patient on rainy days.
– We keep students inside until their car is called, so they can remain dry. It is recommended to send a poncho and umbrella on rainy days.
- NEW: When your child is safely loaded, turn on your Hazard Flashers. This will signal the staff in the center aisle that you are ready. Exit with your Hazards on.

VISION

Jack Anderson Elementary is an exuberant learning community that focues on enriching the academic, social, and emotional success for every student, every day.

MISSION

Jack Anderson Elementary is committed to:

  • enriching every student, every day, in integrated learning experiences that are relevant and necessary for the next level of success.
  • empowering learners to interact with purposeful dialogue as they ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.
  • ensuring a collaborative culture exists to increase the capacity of staff as we evolve in professional and leadership opportunities.
  • entrusting strong community partners who provide guidance and assistance ncecessary for sustaining innovative progress.