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.

Car Line Expectations for Adult Drivers

We are asking as many families as possible to ride the bus this year. Expect delays in the car rider line. Due to construction, our sidewalks are shorter and loading zone is limited. We anticipate 350 students to use the afternoon carline daily. 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.)

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.

– K & 1st grade Parents- We ask that K & 1 parents use the lane closest to the school. Parents of older students, please use the outside lane.

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 turn their signs to green.
– Do not change lanes as you exit. We dismiss one lane at a time.
– 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 institution focused on academic excellence as well as genuine concern for the well-being of children.

MISSION

Students are engaged in authentic learning and growth opportunities which prepare them for the next level of success.  With a STEM focus, our students interact with purposeful dialogue as they problem-solve, create, and make improvements.  Every day, we encourage our students that it is with hard work and perseverance that our failures lead to success.