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Parent Pick-up / Drop-off Procedures

 

Traffic at Hayden Schools is quite intense, but please be patient! Your child's safety is our first priority! The traffic does improve as the year progresses. 

 

School Times:

Parent Drop-Off

7:40-7:55 a.m.

Busses Unload

7:40 a.m.

Classes Begin

7:55 a.m.

Parent Pick-Up

2:55-3:05 p.m.

Busses Leave HPS

3:10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Student Drop-Off Prodecure:

  • The front drive is for teachers and busses only. All parents must enter our campus from Bent Tree Drive (the road near the west end of our playground and Vera Vaughn Park that runs through the ballpark). HPS parents may not enter our traffic lines directly from Highway 160.
  • After entering Bent Tree Drive, proceed through the ballpark in the RIGHT lane. Turn RIGHT onto the road that runs behind our school.
  • If you are the first to arrive, please form TWO lanes as you reach the back of our school and proceed all the way around to the west end of our building.
  • Your car must pass the courtyard gate before you allow your child to exit the vehicle.
  • Place your car in PARK before allowing your child to exit your vehicle.
  • All students will exit their cars when the traffic monitors hold up the stop signs. Students should never leave their vehicles if the monitors are not there. Please remember to remain in your vehicle until all cars in both traffic lanes have made a complete stop. It is imperative that you check your surroundings (in front and behind) to ensure that all cars are completely stopped and both traffic lanes have been filled with cars before assisting your child in exiting the vehicle.
  • Students will proceed to a marked walking area or a sidewalk next to the building.
  • Once inside the building, students will be directed to their classrooms by monitors.
  • When all vehicles have been unloaded and all students are safely in the walk areas, the traffic monitor will signal cars to move. Please remember that the speed limit on a school campus is 5 mph.

 

 

 

Additional Drop-Off Notes:

  • Students may not be dropped off at school before 7:40 a.m.
  • Please do not park in the front or back of the building before 8:00 a.m. This will prevent the blocking of busses and faculty/staff parking.
  • Please avoid parking in the bus parking lot (near the football field) during the times listed above unless you need to enter the building. If you need to enter the building, please park your vehicle on the side of the parking lot closest to the field entrance gate.
  • Please remain in your vehicle if you are in a traffic line.
  • Kindergarten parents only may walk their children to classrooms on Thursday, August 7th (1st day of school). After Thursday, traffic monitors, teachers, and volunteer helpers will ensure that students arrive at their classrooms. If you would like to walk your child to class on Thursday, please park in the back of the school and enter through the west end doors of the building.
  • An older sibling may walk a younger sibling to class during regular drop-off time.

Student Pick-Up Prodecure:

  • Afternoon Parent Pick-Up begins at 2:55 p.m., but we will begin at 2:45 p.m. the first two weeks of school.
  • All parents must enter our campus from Bent Tree Drive (the road near the west end of our playground and Vera Vaughn Park that runs through the ballpark). HPS parents may not enter our traffic lines directly from Highway 160.
  • After entering Bent Tree Drive, proceed through the ballpark in the RIGHT lane. Turn RIGHT onto the road that runs behind our school.
  • If you are the first to arrive, please wait in the designated area behind our school before entering our campus. After the last P.E. class of the day has entered the building, a staff member will remove the baracades in the back drive.
  • As you move your vehicle to the west end of our building, please form TWO lanes for student pick-up.
  • In order to pick up your child, your vehicle must be located between the front awning (located where the sidewalk begins) and the back awning (located where the sidewalk ends). If your car is stopped behind the back awning, please do not exit your vehicle to pick up your child-wait until you are located between awnings. This procedure is different from Student Drop-Off in the mornings. We believe this creates a more efficient Student Pick-up procedure.
  • All classes will line up in designated spots on the sidewalk at the west end of the building. Kindergarten and 1st grade classes will be located on the sidewalk at the west end of the building and 2nd grade classes will be located on the sidewalk near the back of the building.
  • Until parents learn where each class is located, teachers will hold up signs to indicate their class's location.
  • Parents are encouraged to create signs with the child's first and last names to show the teacher so that he/she can direct the child to the vehicle more efficiently (a paper plate works well!).
  • When the bell rings and classes are in place, please walk to your child's area, line up, and tell the teacher who you are. Take your child's hand and walk immediately back to your vehicle. Please refrain from engaging in conversations with other teachers and/or friends.
  • When all children and parents are loaded into their vehicles, the signal will be given by the traffic monitor to move your vehicle and proceed with the traffic line.
  • If you arrive at school after 3:10 p.m., please park your car and come into the office to sign out your child.
  • When the Head Start program begins, those parents will have a different procedure for dropping off and picking up their children. Please be aware that in the afternoons only, Head Start parents will be permitted to enter our campus from Highway 160 at 2:00 p.m. HPS parents who are already waiting in the traffic lines that originate from Bent Tree Drive will continue to refrain from entering our campus until HPS school dismissal. Head Start parents and children will have exited our campus before HPS Parent Pick-up begins.