Drop-Off/Pick-Up Information

 

 

*Please check with your High Five and ECSE/ECFE staff regarding pick up and drop off for early childhood/pre-school programs at Webster.

 

Webster Drop Off and Pick Up

2017-18

 

This year we have some changes regarding drop off and pick up. Please note this information for your family’s plans.

 

Drop Off: Students should be dropped off between 7:50 and 8:00am. Students may not arrive before 7:50am, there is no available supervision for them at this time (unless you have signed up for Minneapolis Kids). If your child is going to eat breakfast at Webster, please try to have them here at 7:50am or just after. Arrival after 8am means that your child will likely be late to class since class starts at 8:05am.

 

Parents will drop their children off in the front driveway (arrow and @ symbol on the map), just like last year. When the cones are in the crosswalk, NO cars may pass. You must wait until the crosswalk is all clear and the cones have been removed. Please do not drop children off in the North Parking Lot (off Spring Street). This area is a drop off for designated school buses.

 

Pick Up: Students will be picked up outside in the North Parking Lot, just off of Spring Street. Parents will either pull up to the curb, noted with a star on the map, and wait in the queue. Staff will direct students to get in their car, no parent signature is required. Or, parents may choose to pull into the lot and park, walk over to meet the staff posted in the North Parking Lot and check out their child. Parents should only exit towards the north field. There will not be a need to sign your child out; however, you MUST tell the adult there that you are picking up your child (or the staff member makes eye contact, a wave, etc. knowing that your child is picked up). Only people on the emergency contact list may pick up your child. Please make sure that your emergency card is up to date with the office. Any new adult picking up your child is required to be added to your Emergency Card and have identification to show staff.

 

The Main Parking Lot is closed during dismissal. All students that are waiting to be picked up will be near the North Parking Lot. Your students must be picked up between 2:35-2:40 (no later). We do not have supervision after 2:40 for your child. If you are late, due to an emergency, please let the office know.

 

Please note, there will likely be some patience needed as we work out this new pick up system. We hope that it better serves families, especially for those with very young children. As with anything at Webster, we welcome your feedback--thank you!

 

Pick Up Details

 

When driving into the north lot off of spring street, there are a few things to note (that we learned from our first day that we need to clarify further):

  • The entrance to the parking lot for student pick up will be one way at dismissal. Plan to leave the lot on the east end of the lot.

  • Cars should pull up single file along the curb. We will not escort students out into the parking lot. Your child should be able to load from the right side/curb side of your car, if they cannot, then we ask that you park your car and walk up to get your child.

  • We will escort students to cars as quickly as we can. The more we do this, the more we will know you and your car, the more efficient we will become.

  • It is imperative that we make eye contact with you in your car before having your child get in your car--this lets us know that you know your child is going to open the door; therefore, you will not pull any further forward.

  • We will generally load the front three car positions and have cars continue to fill those slots and continue to load.

  • You need to remain in your car if you are doing drive up pick up. If you need to help your child, then you will need to park and pick up your child.

  • If you are parking your car, please, if at all possible, use the parking spots along the building. We have asked staff to park across the parking lot, so that we can keep family/children crossing of the parking lot to a minimum.

  • Families need to wait in areas designated by staff and let students come to you (right now, what we are trying, is families wait just to the east of the north door--or left of the door if facing the door--this may need to change as we see what it is like when we add Kindergarten families). When families are in the mix of the kids waiting, it becomes hard for staff to see students who need to get into their cars and harder for us to notice each student’s departure.

  • If you need to pick up your child as promptly as possible due to family commitments, then you will need to park your car and walk to pick up, or plan on being one of the first few cars in line.

 

Though we will try to be quick to respond to what we see could work better or safer for our students, we also know that in the first week, more kids tend to be picked up from school, so it will likely be another week or two before we settle into what works best. Again, your patience is very much appreciated as we work this out.

 

 

 

Buses: If your child rides the bus, you should receive something in the mail from MPS Transportation. Melanie Hougo, our school secretary, will be able to help you with transportation questions.

 
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