Dismissal Procedures

Thank you for your consideration and cooperation during drop off and pick up times here at Gateway.

Students will only be dismissed to a car with a car tag in the window. (Up to four tags will be given out or sent home. Additional cards are available by request for a fee.) For safety reasons, students will not be dismissed to adults waiting outside the gates or walking up to the sidewalks. We respectfully request that drivers remain in their vehicles and pick up students through the parent pick up line. We respect your time and will do everything possible to move things along quickly.

Students will be waiting behind the gate and will be called to wait at one of the 6 cones as your car comes through the PPU line. Please move your vehicle forward as soon as your child gets into the car. If you need time to buckle your child into a safety seat, kindly pull forward to the yellow line. This will greatly help us conduct dismissal in a timely manner.

If a vehicle does not have a car tag, you will be asked to park and proceed to the front office to show your ID. If you are picking up a student for another parent, unless you have a car tag in your window, you will need to park and proceed to the front office to show your ID.

During dismissal, if you must park your car, please go to the front office and be prepared to show your ID. Your student will be called to the office starting at 3:15 pm. This will give students time to get to the PPU waiting area. Please park only in the designated parking places and refrain from parking on the grass or outside the bus gates/front gates.

We know that there will be times when you must pick up your student before our 3:10 dismissal time. If this is the case we ask that you arrive in the front office prior to 3:00 pm to pick up your student. If you arrive after 3:00 you will be asked to wait until dismissal begins and your student will be called from the PPU waiting area beginning at 3:15.