Arrival & Departure

Arrival

Staff supervision of students begins at 7:30 a.m. Please do not send children to school prior to this time due to lack of security and adult supervision.

Upon arrival to the school grounds, pupils are to line up at their class number on the blacktop. Children are better prepared for class when the excitement and tension of pre-school play are eliminated. Your cooperation in scheduling your child's arrival at school at the proper time is greatly appreciated.

Student Drop Off

Traffic Circle, in our Sandburg parking lot, is available to drop off students in the morning from 7:20-7:45am. Please stay in your vehicle. Our Traffic Circle volunteers will direct you and open the car door and assist your child.

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

Walking

Our award-winning Safety Patrol helps provide safe travel to and from school.

Bicycles

The San Diego Police Department requests that only students in grades four and above ride bicycles to school. Although the school has designated an area for students to park bicycles, 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.

All bicycles should have locks and licenses. Students are urged to secure their bicycles in an appropriate manner by using a quality lock and chain or other devices.

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).

Dismissal

Students are dismissed promptly at 2:05 p.m. (12:05 p.m. on Thursdays) and should leave campus immediately upon dismissal. Students who ride the bus to and from school will leave shortly after dismissal.

Student Pick Up

Please meet your child at main gate, Kinder gate, or back gate. The front curb is painted green to indicate 15 minute stopping and white for 3 minute stopping. Signs are posted to assist you. Cars are not to enter the parking lot at any time between the hours of 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Please ensure the safety of all students by not parking in the bus loading area and/or asking your child(ren) to cross the street without a crossing guard present. The school's main concern is for the health and safety of your children.

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

Kindergarten: Students are dismissed from the Kinder gate 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.
Extended Day Program Students: All Klassic Kids and licensed day care program students are dismissed from their classrooms and sent to the main gate. Kindergarten students are picked up at their classrooms by a staff member.
Bus Students: All buses park in the bus zone on Avenida del Gato.

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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