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Arrival & Dismissal

Arrival: Where to meet your class


TK and Kindergarten students may arrive at school no earlier than 8:05 am. Parents should escort TK and kindergarten to the TK/Kindergarten playground where their teachers will meet them. The day begins at 8:15am.

Please do not use the Drop Off lane for TK or Kindergarten students.


1st - 5th Graders ARRIVAL

1st - 5th students arrive at school no earlier than 8:15am. When entering campus please hang your backpack outside your classroom and proceed to the playground where you may play.  When you hear the 8:23 am bell, please line up in your classroom line.  The school day will begin at 8:25am. 



If it is raining TK and K students should report directly to their classrooms.  1st - 5th graders are to hang their backpacks at their classrooms and meet in the MUR.

Dismissal: Where to pick up your student


Please meet your student at the gate near the TK/Kindergarten Playground.

1st - 5th Graders DISMISSAL

Please meet your student outside the main entrance near the flag pole.  Teachers will walk students out and dismiss students to designated pick up person. Please keep clear of the entry gates to allow all classrooms to exit.    

Outside Childcare Vendor Pick Up or Walking Home

If your student is being picked up by an outside childcare vendor (e.g. Stepping Stones) or your child will walk themselves home, please be sure to email release instructions to the school's front office and your teacher.


If you are utilizing our onsite childcare service, Footsteps, your students will report directly to the Footsteps bungalows.  Please let your teacher know if your student will go to Footsteps. If you have any one off adjustment days please let your teacher know. Please direct all Footsteps questions directly to Footsteps.  

Safety Reminders

It is important that our students are safe at school and on their way to and from school.  Below are reminders to make sure that our students continue to be safe in our school community:

  • NO U-TURNS on Buena Vista.  Follow the Safe Routes to School driving map for Drop Off Lane access.
  • Come to a full and complete STOP at the corners of Monserat and Buena Vista as well as Cipriani and Buena Vista.  Many of our students walk.  
  • DO NOT DOUBLE PARK on Buena Vista.  The Belmont Police Department will routinely drive by during dismissal and has informed us that they will ticket!
  • NO DOGS on school property, they must be on the public side walk at all times.
  • DO NOT CROSS IN OR NEAR DROP OFF LANE.  This is VERY dangerous.  Drivers are paying attention to drop off lane flaggers NOT you jay walking!  Please walk down to the cross walk at Monserat and Buena Vista or the corner of Palmer and Buena Vista.
  • Please do not drop students off prior to 8:10am, there is no supervision.
  • Campus is closed after school is dismissed for the safety of our childcare program.  If you are waiting for older students please stay in the flagpole/front lawn area only.  
  • Footsteps provides aftercare on Cipriani's campus for those needing childcare.