Student supervision begins at 8:40 a.m. and children SHOULD NOT arrive at school before that time. Children may enter the building upon arrival at 8:40 a.m. and report to their classroom as directed by the teacher on duty. Students who arrive after 8:50 a.m. are considered late and must report to the office with a signed late note. If a student does not have a late note, a late slip will be issued and the lateness will be considered unexcused.
Drop off procedures
Please enter the drop-off line at Edgemont Avenue and proceed slowly in a single car line around the circle at the front of the school - please pull all the way around the circle. To ensure the safety of our students, do not park in the circle or pass other cars in the circle. The drop-off line must be a continuous flow, so as not to cause delays and traffic jams. Kindergarten parents must park in the overflow lot and walk their child to the Playground/Side entrance for drop-off.
Students in grades one through five are dismissed at 3:20 p.m.; kindergarten is dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Students in kindergarten must be picked up by an adult at the playground doors on the side of the building by the play area. Students in first and second grade are not permitted to walk home alone; they must be a car rider or have an adult or older sibling accompany them to walk home. Students in grades 1 & 2 will be escorted outside to the basketball courts where they will be released to a parent/guardian. If another adult comes to pick them up, prior written notice is required.
Pick up procedures
Each family will receive a number for car rider pick up. If your child is not a car rider, you will not need the number unless they occasionally need to be picked up by car.
Car Riders Anyone picking up a child in the car line must have the proper student number displayed in their windshield to pick up the child. Cars will be required to enter the pick-up line at Edgemont Avenue and proceed slowly in a single car line around the circle at the front of the school - please pull all the way around the circle. To ensure the safety of our students, do not park in the circle or pass other cars in the circle. The drop-off line must be a continuous flow, so as not to cause delays and traffic jams.
Walkers Students who walk will be dismissed prior to car riders. Students in Grades 3-5 will be permitted to walk home. Students in Grades K-2 will need to be met by a parent/guardian/older sibling (with parent permission). Teachers will bring lower grade walkers out to the playground and dismiss them to the appropriate person.
Bus Riders/After Care Students who ride district or alternate transportation to aftercare or home will be dismissed to the appropriate van/bus. Parent/Guardian must put assigned dismissal procedure in writing.
*If you need to park your car at arrival or dismissal, please park in the lot adjacent to the playground. No Parking in the circle is permitted.
Parents and guests are cordially welcome. All Penn-Delco Schools will now utilize the Raptor Visitor Management System to keep our schools safe. Parents, guests, and visitors who plan to visit beyond the main office must have a visitors ID badge generated from the Raptor system. To generate that ID, a valid state issued ID must be scanned upon your first visit to any of our schools during normal school hours. An automatically generated badge will then be shared with you to be worn while visiting the school.
Future visits to your school will not require you to show your ID again. Simply give your name to get a new badge for that visit. Penn-Delco School District continues to make its commitment to safety and security a priority.