Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

First Day of School and beyond- Morning Drop Off Safety Protocol

Visitor Safety Protocol- Every school visitor during school hours (7:30 am- 3:10pm) must check in at the front office with a picture ID.

Because of our visitor safety protocol, we were unable to let parents walk their children to their class on the first day of school. We appreciate your understanding! Teachers and staff were ready to welcome your children at the door and ensure they get to their classrooms safely.

School Start Time

  • Doors open at 7:10 a.m. for morning drop-off
  • Official school start time for students is 7:40 a.m.
  • Students are late if they are not in their classrooms at 7:45 a.m.

School End Time

  • Doors for dismissal will open at 3:10 p.m. (*For the first week of school, we will begin dismissal at 3:00 p.m. because we know systems running efficiently take some time.)

PK3- Different Schedule

  • Morning Session 7:30 am- 11:10 am
  • Afternoon session 11:15am- 2:45 pm

THES Procedures–Arrival

We have adjusted our arrival and dismissal procedures to ensure the safety of all our Thunderbirds. Thank you for your patience and we ask that you give us grace to work through the kinks. Everyday it gets better!

PK3, PK4, K,& 3rd Grade-Students will enter through cafeteria doors and wait for their teachers to pick them up. Cafeteria doors close at 7:40 am. If arriving tardy after 7:40 am, students must enter through the main doors.

1st, 2nd, 4th, & 5th Grade-Students will enter through the main doors and walk to the gym where they will wait for their teachers to pick them up.

Teachers will pick-up their students up at 7:30 am from the cafeteria or gym for “Breakfast In The Classroom.”

THES Procedures–Dismissal

Parents today at dismissal provided all car-rider parents with YELLOW display papers to fill out and put onto the dash of the car for easier pick up! If you did not get one- please ask a staff member and they will provide you with one. This will facilitate a quick and easy transition from school to car!

Car Riders are considered students whose parents remain in their vehicles in the car line. We ask parents to enter Alameda from Woodward. Please place the dismissal tag with your child’s name on the right side of the windshield (passenger's side). If you walk up to the door we will not dismiss your child. Please help us by deciding how your child will go home and remain constant on the way they are dismissed to help make dismissal run smoothly.

PreK3- Will be dismissed from the portable.

PreK4-5th grade students will be escorted to their family’s vehicle.

Walkers are considered students whose parents walk up to the school to pick up their child. Students will be located in the gym. Parents will use the trail located in the back of the school and line up at the gym's main doors. We ask that parents bring their dismissal tag when they are picking up their child. We recommend you park within the neighborhood or on the other side of the park walking across the park and entering through the gates in back to get in line to pick up your child.

PreK3- Will be dismissed from the portable.

PreK4-5th grade students will be escorted to their parents.

Independent Walkers are students who have parent/guardian permission to leave campus grounds independently at 3:10 pm. Teachers must have written permission and parents/guardians understand students will not be under school supervision once released.

Safety Protocols

Our safety protocols have been updated and reviewed with faculty and staff. We will now have a staff member in the front lobby to greet and direct or escort parents to the front office. We will continue to run our monthly safety drills for students and staff to prepare in case of inclement weather or an emergency situation. Parents will be welcomed into the school for official school business or volunteer opportunities which require a background check with APIE. We ask that you bring your identification so we can properly check you into our system. You might have noticed we have secured the perimeter of the building with padlocks on our fences. The fence gates will open at 6:30 am and close at 7:45 am. The fence gates will open again at the end of the school day at 3:00 pm for parents to have access to pick up their child and close at 6:00 pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact administration.


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