SCHOOL PROCEDURES

Columbus Elementary School's procedures are for the safety, security and well-being of our students.

School hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

Dropping Off, Picking Up and Parking

If you drive your child to school in the morning before buses arrive, please be mindful of the traffic. Stay close to the curb on the right side so that staff can continue up the driveway to the parking lot. If your child is late in the morning, please sign the registry at the front desk.

Parking, stopping or standing, except in designated parking areas is prohibited for safety and logistical reasons. After school, or whenever you pick up children by car, please park away from the bus area. (Please note: driveway will be closed at designated times). At no time should students be dropped off on Columbus Avenue.

Parents must come to the lobby and sign out their child to be released from school. You are asked to sign so that the school can maintain an accurate record of where your child went and with whom. Children are not permitted to go out to the bus area if parents are waiting for them. Parents can wait for their children in the school lobby.

If you have not sent a note to school, but arrive prior to dismissal time, your child can be called from class. Please try to avoid coming for your child earlier than the regular dismissal time, since your child will miss valuable instruction.

Bus Passes

Students must have written permission to attend any after school program. If your child does not have a note/e-mail, he/ she will be put on his/her regular bus to go home at the end of the school day.

A note is also required if a student will be riding home on a different bus from his/her assigned one.

Class Trips

As part of the curriculum at all levels of the elementary school program, children visit various places that offer the enrichment of a hands-on experience. A transportation and entry fee may be required. We feel that attendance on class trips is important as part of our grade-level curriculum. A signed permission form is required for your child to  participate. If the cost of the trip poses a financial burden,please contact the school office for assistance so that your child will be able to attend these events.