Arrival, Attendance and Dismissal Routines

Arrival Routine

The children line up under the windows and enter through the outside door when the bell goes. Our class schedule is as follows:

Warning Bell – 8:38 am
Instruction – 8:40-10:30 am
Recess – 10:30-10:45am
Instruction – 10:45am-12:15pm
Lunch – 12:15-1:05pm
Instruction – 1:05-2:41pm
Dismissal – 2:41pm

The children will each have their own “cubby” for his/her shoes, as well as a hook for jackets, sweaters and backpacks. Please allow your child to enter the classroom by him/herself as this lets them gain independence and adapt to the classroom routines more quickly.

Arrival time can be hectic, so it may be difficult for you to talk to me at length. Please write me a note in your child’s planner or send an email if you would like to schedule a more in-depth talk.


Please try to have your child at school on time so that he/she can enjoy the day’s entire program. Establishing a regular schedule for bedtime will help mornings run more smoothly!

Each morning I take attendance to make sure that all children have arrived safely at school. If for some reason your child is late for school, please take them to the office to check in and let the administrative assistant know that your child is at school, as I will have marked your child as being absent.

Dismissal Routine

Your child will be asked to stay by the “waiting wall” after he/she has been dismissed. He/she will need to identify the person who is to pick them up each day, so that I know that your child is going home with the appropriate person. It is very important that you notify me in writing if there is a change in pickup plans.

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