Arrival and Departure


Staff supervision of students begins at 8:15 a.m. For safety reasons, no students are to arrive at school before 8:00 a.m. except for those children who have breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:45 a.m.

Student Drop Off

Adults delivering children to school should leave them on the Marine Street side of the campus only when the gates are opened at 8:00.

Upon arrival, we ask that your child go directly to the upper field. Please do not have your child wait outside his/her classroom. Your cooperation will help us maintain the safest possible environment for your child.

Morning Run Club takes place on the upper 11 field for grades 1-5 from 8:00 - 8:15 a.m. We feel running/walking creates lifetime habits of fitness and gives students an aerobic start to their day that research tells us leads to brain health and academic success. Students are only able to participate in running/walking around the field. The play structure and recess equipment are not utilized in the morning. Students who do not wish to participate in Run Club will be asked to wait on their class lines until the start of school.

Kindergarten students have morning recess in the Kindergarten area.

Teachers pick up their students from outdoor supervision promptly at 8:15 a.m. and accompany them to their classrooms to begin their morning routines.

During inclement weather, children should report directly to their classrooms between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m

Kindergarten: Parents may drop off students at their classrooms. Following drop-off, parents should leave campus.
Grades 1-5: All students are to go directly to the the blacktop. Students are not to go to their classrooms for any reason. Supervision is provided in tthe blacktop area, and various high traffic points on campus.


Students in all grades may ride their bikes to school and store them in the available bike racks. Bikes must be equipped with locks and, by law, riders must have

helmets. The San Diego Unified School District is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of use to any bicycle, equipment or article left in or around this area. All such risk is assumed by the student. Students may not ride on campus. Bikes must be walked to and from the bike racks on school grounds.


Helmets are required by California law. Students not wearing helmets may lose the privilege of parking a bike on school grounds. As defined in Vehicle Code Section 21212, any person under 18 years of age must wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet when riding a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, or when wearing in-line or roller skates. Helmets must also meet the standards of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).


Your child should be picked up from school at dismissal time (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday -- 2:45 p.m. and Wednesday at 12:20 p.m.).

Student Pick Up

All students are walked to the front of the school (Marine Street) or to the Girard Avenue side of the school by their teachers. Parents must either stay in their

cars and pick up children at the curb in front of the school ("Three-minute Passenger Loading" zone) or park their cars on the residential streets surrounding the school and walk to the Marine Street entrance of the school to meet their children.

Specific dismissal procedures vary by grade level, as indicated below:

Kindergarten: Students are dismissed from the classroom area by their teacher upon seeing a responsible adult or older sibling. Older siblings must come to is the Kindergarten yard to pick up younger siblings.
Grades 1-3: Teachers walk all students to the front entrance of school. All students must be picked up at the front entrance whether they walk home with an older sibling or are picked up by an adult.
Grades 4-5: Teachers dismiss students from the classroom and they are to leave campus via the front entrance. If they are responsible for a younger student, they must go to the front of school or the Kindergarten yard to pick them up and then promptly head home.
YMCA Extended Day Program Students: All YMCA students are dismissed from their classrooms and sent to the auditorium for check in. Kindergarten students are picked up at their classrooms by a YMCA staff member.

If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up a student, please go to the front office. You may be asked to provide identification. Please review the Visitors Policy page for additional information.

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