"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,
just as in fact you are doing"
I Thessalonians 5:11
I shared this verse with you a couple weeks ago. Today I want to practice what I preached. I want to encourage every one of you to commit to a couple details that will make a big difference around here. First I should make sure you are aware of these details. Here are some things everyone should know about the start of the school day:
- Staff supervision of the playground begins at 7:45 am. We offer this so that parents and busses can drop kids off early. This also allows some play time before school. Kids that arrive before 8:07 am should go directly to the playground. They can put their backpacks where they line up to come in.
- The bell for K-4th graders to come inside rings at 8:07 am. The kids line up and then teachers let them inside. The plan is to have kids in their classrooms ready to go at 8:10 am.
- K-4th graders are tardy at 8:10 am. Once the entrance doors lock at 8:10 am, kids must stop in the office and get a tardy slip from the secretary. Then they'll go to class and give that tardy slip to their teacher.
- Preschoolers can pass right through the main office and go to their classrooms in the morning. We do not record preschool tardies.
So, please remember these details and commit to getting here on time in the morning.
Another thing you need to keep in mind is that because this is a very busy place before and after school, it is especially important to be careful and safe. You might be in a hurry but can't find a place to park but please the only park where you are allowed to park and obey traffic laws. We have been asked by parents and by neighbors to remind people to stop at crosswalks and stop signs and to drive slowly. It only takes one mistake to hurt a child and we do not want that to ever happen.
Overall, pick-up and drop-off are going well this year. Parents, for the most part, are not parking on Fisk. Most are staying in their cars in the pick-up and drop-off lines. Pick-up and drop-off times are organized and actually take very little time considering the number of kids we serve. 95% of you are doing great and we are thankful for that. Let's make it 100% and be safe.