Morning Arrival and Afternoon
Dismissal Pick-Up Procedures
Please note these changes to arrival and dismissal procedures for the 2020-2021 school year:
1. Use of Lyons Loop (at the corner of Crittenden and Park Street) is prohibited during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal.
2. Additionally, the parking spots running parallel to the building on Crittenden may not be used for morning drop off or afternoon pick-up.
3. Parents may utilize the main parking lot located in front of Alden Middle School for daily drop off or pick-up.
4. Students will use the sidewalk and will enter the building through the doors in the gym foyer.
Parking on either side of Crittenden Road
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My child walks to school. What time should she plan to be at school in the morning?
A. Morning arrival begins at 8:35 am and students should be in the classroom and ready no later than 8:50 am. Students are not permitted on campus prior to 8:35 am.
Q. What is the procedure for a child who walks home from school?
A. Students are dismissed daily at 3:25 pm. Teachers have a list of who are daily walkers. These students are allowed to exit the building and should leave campus immediately.
Q. What is the procedure for picking up my child early from school?
A. Please provide a written note with your child in the morning so that the main office and classroom teacher are aware of the early dismissal. If the dismissal is during school hours (8:35 am - 3:25 pm), a guardian is required to come to the main office before signing the child out of school. To maintain the safety of our students, we require a government-issued ID.
Q. What if I plan to pick up my child at the end of the day?
A. Please provide a written note with your child so his teacher knows not to take him to the buses. If the pick-up is after 3:25 pm, you do not need to come to the main office to sign your child out of school. Students will wait for their parents on the sidewalk located by the Middle School parking lot.