Our school hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00p.m. Students should not arrive at the front door of the school prior to 8:15a.m and will enter the building at 8:20. Student supervision is not available prior to this time.

Kindergarten students will meet in the Cafeteia with our Kindergarten Paraprofessionals.

Grade 1& 2 students will line up in the hallways with on duty staff.

Grade 3 students will line up in the cafeteria with on duty staff.

Grade 4 students will line up in the hallway with on duty staff.

Grade 5 & 6 students will line up with on duty staff outside on the walkway by grade level and will enter the building at 8:20 to proceed to their classrooms.

Parents dropping off and/or picking up students are asked to wait at the end posts of the canopy on the grassy areas thus clearing the walkway for students.

NO cars are allowed in the front driveway of the school.

For the safety of our children, the circular drive is not a pickup or drop off area. Buses need this area to load/unload students. Under no circumstances should any car pass a bus in this area.

PLEASE LEAVE PETS AT HOME. Although your pets are dear to you and your family, they add to congestion at pick up and drop off. In addition, we have students who are allergic and/or frightened by dogs and other pets.

Arrival

If driving your child to school, please use the north parking area (gym) entrance to the left of the building.

There will be staff to assist children out of vehicles and onto the sidewalk.

Our crossing guards will assist students as they walk or ride their bicycles to school. Drivers need to be on alert and especially cautious as they approach the school’s drop-off area. Please keep the traffic flow moving.

Students will enter the building through the front door only.

Dismissal

If your child is not riding the bus, he/she will be considered a walker and exit through the front of the building.

PARENTS SHOULD NOT MEET STUDENTS IN THE LOBBY.

If your child already walks with a neighborhood group it may not be necessary for you to meet them on campus.

Adults meeting students should gather on the two grassy areas in front of the school. This will enable students to remain on the walkway and not the driveway.

If you are headed north on Tilden Road (toward Egypt Beach), meet at the grassy area in front of the sixth grade classrooms.

Revisions to traffic patterns for Edith Holmes Drive area

With our good weather and more students walking and riding bikes to school, Scituate Police Traffic Officer, Taylor Billings, and I have worked together to fine-tune our traffic patterns to ensure the safety of all students. Please note the following guidelines.

Safety at Arrival and Dismissal

  • Remember that pedestrians and bike-riders ALWAYS have the right of way.
  • At drop off/pick up in the north parking lot, please patiently follow the queue of cars and adhere to the traffic pattern.
  • If you do not access the north parking lot for drop off/pick up but rather a side street, please adhere to the traffic rule of parking on only one side of the street facing the correct way.
  • Clover Lane is a heavily used side street and we have a large walker population that enter that area. Park only on the east side as parking on the west side is prohibited.
  • Turns in driveways are prohibited as are three-point turns because they are a safety issue.

Students riding bicycles and skateboards are reminded to refrain from using them until the reach the end of the sidewalks. Students and walkers always have the right of way.

Exceptions

There may be times when students need to be dismissed before the end of the day. To dismiss your child before the end of the school day, please park in the north parking lot (to the left facing the school) and arrive between 2:35 and 2:45p.m. Please come directly to the office to sign your child out. This is also a good time to remind you that if your child typically rides the bus and other arrangements need to be made for that day, a note is required.

Students riding the bus are not permitted to walk home without prior parent permission.