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Rolling Start - New procedure for students

Instead of having students line up outside of the building each morning, students will enter the building from the main entrance between 8:20-8:30 AM and report directly to their classroom.  Teachers will supervise students in the classroom as they begin their morning routine.  We believe that this new morning routine will allow for a more natural transition to the start of the school day.  Supervision, including cross walk supervision, will not be provided prior to 8:20 AM so it is essential that students do not arrive prior to that time.


August 5: Meet Your Teacher

Parents show their child how to walk to his/her new classroom.

August 8: First Day of School

Students meet their teachers in a line outside for an opening flag ceremony.

Teachers show their students how to walk to their classroom.

August 9: Second Day of School

Students walk to their classrooms between 8:20AM - 8:30AM.

Parents say good-bye outside of the building.


Bell System

8:20 AM First Bell

Signals that students can enter the building.

Cross walk supervision begins.

Students should not arrive to school prior to this bell.


8:30 AM Start of the School Day


8:35 Tardy Bell

May 27, 2016 | By amrudman | Category:

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