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SAFETY PRACTICES

Drills and Safety Procedures

ALICE Training provided to our staff by Monroe County Sheriff.  The entire school practices this. 

 ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL ROUTINE:

All parents dropping off or picking up students are to use the GYM PARKING LOT. Students should not be dropped off in front of the primary building or the horseshoe driveway. The horseshoe driveway by the rectory is for BUS TRAFFIC ONLY. Cars should not enter or exit at the horseshoe driveway when buses are stationed for drop off and pick up. If there is a medical need that necessitates special accommodations for your child, in regards to arrival/dismissal, contact the school office. 

Morning Drop-Off: The right lane (drive closest to the gym) should be used for immediate drop-offs ONLY. If you are going to exit your car for any reason, or your child needs extra time to collect his/her things, please pull over into a parking spot. Parents should not park in the area between the electrical pole and dumpster to avoid congestion. Students are not to be dropped off before 7:25 a.m. Students who arrive between 7:25 – 7:35 a.m. should go directly to their classrooms. Students who are going to the Old School Building will be escorted by a teacher and/or 7th grade Safety Officers.

Extended Day is available in the morning between7:00– 7:25 a.m. Those utilizing extended day should proceed to the Extended Day room. Students need to be registered in the Extended Day program to utilize this service. Students who arrive after 7:35 a.m. should stop at the office for a tardy slip before going to their classroom. 

Afternoon Pick-up: Cars enter the driveway closest to the gym and pull into a parking space facing NORTH. Cars should not back up to leave the parking lot. Cars in the last northern row will be faced south so that they exit without backing up. If there is a car in front of you, please wait for this car to leave and then pull forward. As a courtesy to others, if you will not be leaving immediately, be sure to park behind a vehicle so others may exit without backing up. For student safety, cars should remain outside of the cone area. Dismissal time is 3:00 p.m. Students exit as a class from the school buildings. Kindergarten through grade 2 students will be assisted by upper elementary students. If possible, parents should meet younger students at the edge of the parking lot and assist in helping them get to their vehicles safely. Students are to wait in the cone or safe area if their transportation is not there. If an emergency situation detains you, the office should be contacted regarding your situation. At dismissal, cars may not enter or exit the bus parking area. Any student still waiting for a ride will be brought into the school office by the supervising teacher. 

When your child will be going home in a different manner, i.e. using bus, with a friend, or as a car rider, you must send a note to your child’s teacher. If there is no note (or phone call), the child will be sent home in the usual manner. Students remaining after 3:00 p.m. for a sports practice/event are not the responsibility of the school. If time lags between the time school lets out and practice begins, parents/coaches are responsible for making supervision 5 arrangements for that interim of time. Contact the school office for information regarding Extended Day services that are available.

BUS TRANSPORTATION:

Airport School District provides transportation for students living in their school district. First Student is the provider of this service and there is no charge. For more information or to use this service, contact the First Student transportation office at 734-654-3433. Children riding a First Student bus are required to obey the rules and cooperate with the bus driver. Lack of cooperation will result in suspension from the bus. No student may ride a First Student bus that he or she has not been assigned to unless there is expressed permission granted from the transportation office. Written notification from the parent should be given to St. Patrick School and the First Student driver as to the approved change. 

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(734) 654-2522  |   2970 W. Labo Rd. Carleton, Michigan   |   varcie@stpatrick.school

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