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Arrival & Dismissal

Please note drop-off and pick up time can be VERY congested, so allow ample time and BE PATIENT.  If you live in the neighborhood please consider walking using the Safe Routes to School map.

Cipriani provides a Drop-Off Lane for 1st-5th grade students in the morning from 8:10am – 8:25am.

Please DO NOT drop children off prior to 8:10am as there is no supervision. 

Please DO NOT drop off K or TK students unless an adult or older sibling is helping them to class. 

Please follow the blue flow of traffic line on the Drop Off Procedures and Safe Routes to School map for drop off.  Buena Vista is VERY congested at drop off; this can be alleviated by following the blue flow of traffic line. 

If you are parking please be courteous, 

DO NOT block or park in neighborhood driveways, the white curb for drop off, or blocking crosswalks

DO NOT park on the Northeast side of Buena Vista at Cipriani (heading away from school up Buena Vista), this is a fire hazard and severely congests traffic flow.

Cipriani does have after care provided on campus through Footsteps.

Arrival: Where to meet your class


TK students arrive at school at 8:10am and go directly to room 7.  The day begins at 8:15am.



Kindergarten students arrive at school at 8:10am and go to the Kindergarten playground.  Please line up by your classroom door on the playground (this is the on the back side of the building), the day begins at 8:15am.


1st - 5th Graders ARRIVAL

1st - 5th students arrive at school at 8:10am.  Please hang your backpack outside your classroom and proceed to the playground where you may play.  When you hear the 8:23am bell, please line up in your classroom line.  The school day will begin at 8:25am with the morning meeting.  Parents and younger siblings are welcome to stay during morning meeting.  At the conclusion of morning meeting please let classrooms proceed prior to exiting.



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

Dismissal: Where to pick up your student


Please meet TK students at room 7.  The teacher will dismiss students one at a time to designated pick up person.



Please meet Kindergarten students outside their classroom door located in the hallway. Teachers will dismiss students one at a time to designated pick up person.


1st - 5th Graders ARRIVAL

Please meet your 1st - 5th grade students 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.    

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.