All families should review and follow these Arrival and Dismissal Procedures so that we can be sure that your children are safe during these two important times of the school day. If ALL parents follow the given procedures, the car lines will flow smoothly and as quickly as possible. Your patience is appreciated.
A few important reminders:
ARRIVAL is between 7:15 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for grades 1-8; 7:40 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for Pre-K3/4 and Kindergarten students. No supervision will be provided before 7:15 a.m.; parents must stay with their children until supervision is provided. Parents must escort students into the office for a late pass after 8:00 a.m.
PreK-3 - (on campus) - Enter the school by driving west on Brevard Street and turning right into the entrance of the Main Office circle making a single lane only!
PreK-4 - (Miccosukee Rd) - Enter the PreK-4 building by driving west on Miccosukee Road and turning right into the circle entrance. Kindergarten Drop-off parking for Kindergarten may ONLY be at the curb/Kindergarten side of the Talaflo Cul-de-Sac. For your child’s safety, DO NOT CROSS ANY STREET to bring your child to the Kindergarten porch. Please WAIT for a parking space curbside before leaving your car.
Kindergarten - Drop-off parking for Kindergarten may ONLY be at the curb/Kindergarten side of the Talaflo Cul-de-Sac. For your child’s safety, DO NOT CROSS ANY STREET to bring your child to the Kindergarten porch. Please WAIT for a parking space curbside before leaving your car.
Option 1: Enter the school by driving east on Miccosukee Road and turning right into the Church parking lot. Your child must exit from the passenger side, and then you will proceed out of the parking lot as the arrows direct.
Option 2: Enter the school by driving west on Brevard Street and turning right into the entrance of the Main Office circle making a single lane only!
Option 3: Enter the school by driving west on Brevard Street and turning right into the Brevard Street Church parking lot. Children may walk up the sidewalk towards the Main Office as the side door to the building is locked.
DISMISSAL is at 3:00 p.m. for grades 1-8; 2:45 p.m. for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Any students who are not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will be brought to the front office circle by a staff member. No child is ever left unattended. Students will be placed in the after-school Beyond-the-Bell program at 3:30 p.m. if they have not been picked up from the front of the school. Parents will be responsible for BTB “drop-in fees” via FACTS or invoice.
PreK-3 - (on campus) - Same as arrival procedure.
PreK-4 - (Miccosukee Rd) - Same as arrival procedure.
Kindergarten - Enter the school by turning north on Talaflo Street and go around the cul-de-sac and pick up your Kindergarten student on the side of the street next to the big playground gate. DO NOT PARK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET—just get in line to proceed around the street until you reach the side of the street next to the playground. Chains will be removed from Kindergarten drive by TCS Staff only if rainy day dismissal is implemented. Older siblings of Kindergarten students will be picked up in the Main Office driveway in front of the school.
Grade 1 - Enter the school by driving east on Miccosukee Road turning right into the blacktop area staying in the left lane going around to under the pecan tree for your child. On rainy days, there will only be one lane entering from Miccosukee Road and your child will be picked up at the brick Spanish/PE building.
Grades 2 and 3 - Enter the school by driving west on Brevard Street and turning right into the church circle. After picking your child up, you will proceed across Brevard Street down Martin Street to Georgia Street.
Grades 4 through 8 - Enter the school by driving east on Miccosukee Road turning right into the blacktop area staying in the right lane near the sidewalk/covered walkway locating your child there. Once you have picked up your child, follow the traffic pattern as directed, exiting the blacktop area and then exit right only on Miccosukee Road. In the event of an electrical storm, the students will walk to the parish hall to be picked up. If this should occur, a barrier will be placed in the parking lane where the cars line up on Miccosukee Road to divert the traffic into the church parking lot. This occurs very rarely!!
INCLEMENT WEATHER: Please follow rainy day procedures listed for your child’s dismissal area. In the event of an electrical storm, for the safety of teachers and students, pick up will be delayed until the storm passes. This occurs very rarely!!
SIBLINGS: If you have more than one child being picked up, all of your children will be gathered at the pick-up location of the youngest child (excluding siblings of Kindergarten students.) Siblings of Kindergarten students who are in Pre-K3, or 1st-8th grade, are to be picked up in the carpool line (see below).
CAR POOLS: Enter the school by driving west on Brevard Street and turning right into the entrance of the main office circle making a single lane only!
LAFAYETTE: Students who walk to Lafayette Park may not enter a vehicle for a ride without prior written parental permission given to the office. Lafayette park students must come to school every day prepared, with an umbrella or parka, to walk in the rain. In the event of heavy rain or lightning, the children will remain at school until they can safely walk to the park.
REGARDING AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS PRACTICES AND GAMES: It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange transportation for their child to and from practices and games. Parents should follow their child's regular dismissal procedures when picking up for practices and games. However, when there is an early team dismissal from school to travel for games, the designated pick up location at that time will be on the basketball courts. The Athletic Director or his designee will supervise the students in this area until they have departed from the school grounds. Coaches and teachers may transport their children only.
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