• Dismissal Policy
     

    All students living in Hunter's Ridge will be dismissed from the back of the school. All students living in Bear Branch and Kings Forest will be dismissed from the front.

    Carpool signs are available in the Front Office.  For any parent that comes through the carpool line without one, the afternoon duty person will give them a carpool sign to be displayed in the window. When picking up your children by car, please place the sign with their names in the front window.
     
    Parents of front and back walkers, please arrange a meeting place with your child away from the car dismissal areas in the front and back of school. This will reduce the standing traffic that blocks these areas. Daycare buses will drop off and pick up from the front of the school this year.
     
    Students that are picked up after 3:40 p.m. will need to be signed out by the parent/guardian in the front office. For the safety of our students, we ask that you not bring pets to school during arrival or dismissal.
     
    If your student is to return home by means other than their usual mode of transportation, the teacher must receive written, signed instructions from the parent or guardian.  The Front Office will NOT take phone calls to change dismissal.
     
    Your child will not be allowed to change his or her mode of transportation unless a written notice is received.
     
    ***Please review and discuss the following information with your children. These are areas of safety you can help us with and be in support of so that we can maintain the level of safety at Bear Branch that your children deserve.

    • Follow posted speed limits, both in the school zone and neighboring streets. Please drive even more slowly and with extreme caution once you have entered the school’s driveways and parking lots.

    • Please follow the dismissal procedures: For those living in Hunters Ridge, dismissal is at the back of the school. For those living in Bear Branch or Kings Forest, dismissal is at the front of the school.

    • Do not park on the street and ask your child to walk to your car for dismissal. This is dangerous and causes more congestion on the street.

    • For the safety of your child, please do not ask him/her to meet you at a dismissal location other than the two designated areas. Car riders must remain under the supervision of school personnel until picked up by a parent or approved persons on emergency cards.

    • Please be sure all doors are closed and safety patrol or adults have stepped away from the curb before leaving the area.

    • Students should never exit a vehicle in the parking lot and walk unattended into the school.

    • Carpool signs will go home in the back-to-school packet. For any parent that comes through the carpool line without one, the afternoon duty person will give them a carpool sign to be displayed in the window. When picking up your children by car, please place the sign with their names in the front window
    • Parents of front and back walkers, please arrange a meeting place with your child away from the car dismissal areas in the front and back of school. This will reduce the standing traffic that blocks these areas.

    • Daycare buses will drop off and pick up from the front of the school this year.

    • Students that are picked up after 3:30 p.m. will need to be signed out by the parent/guardian in the front office.

    • For the safety of our students, we ask that you not bring pets to school during arrival or dismissal.

    • If your student is to return home by means other than their usual mode of transportation, the teacher must receive written, signed instructions from the parent or guardian.Your child will not be allowed to change his or her mode of transportation unless a written notice is received.
     
    Thank you for helping us to make Bear Branch Elementary as safe an environment as possible for your children.