2019-2020 School Schedule
Arrival and Breakfast- 7:05 -7:20
First Bell -7:20 Students Arrive in Classroom
Tardy Bell-7:30 Instructional Day Begins
Dismissal – 2:40 Car Riders and Bus
Our instructional day begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. for students. We cannot provide supervision prior to 7:05 a.m. The first bell rings at 7:20 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 7:30 a.m. If arriving after 7:30 a parent or guardian should sign the student in at the computer in the front office. Any student who wishes to eat breakfast should be in breakfast by 7:20 a.m. so that our instructional day can begin promptly at 7:30. All students must be picked up from school no later than 2:45.
Student arrival will begin at 7:05 a.m. Staff supervision will be in place at that time to ensure student safety. For teachers to be ready to begin instruction, all students who arrive between 7:05 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. will report to a designated area until the bell rings. Students who wish to eat breakfast must be in the cafeteria by 7:20. Our instructional day begins at 7:30. Giving our teachers the opportunity to ensure they are ready for the instructional day is vital to the safety and academic success of our students. While we know it may be convenient, morning arrival time is not the appropriate time to conference with teachers. Teachers are to be greeting all students and getting them settled in for their instructional day.
• Students may begin arriving at school no earlier than 7:05 a.m.
• All students arriving by car should be released in the turning circle in front of the cafeteria. Please help us keep your child safe by only using the turning circle as a drop-off area.
• It is not safe to drop students off across the street or in the bus lot.
• At C.G. Credle, we encourage independence in our students and respectfully ask that you allow your child the independence of walking him/herself to class. We realize many parents may desire to walk with their children at the beginning of the school year, but after two weeks, all students first grader and older should walk independently to class. We encourage our kindergartners to do the same, but recognize this may be difficult for some parents. If you are going to walk your child to class, you must sign in at the computer station in the main office and print a visitor’s sticker. Students must be dropped off at the classroom door. As part of teaching responsibility and independence, students unpack and get themselves settled in within their classrooms.
• If you are walking your child into school, please park on the opposite side of the street and use the crosswalk.
• The lane in the front of the school is our Car Traffic Lane. This lane is used to provide our students a quick and safe drop-off area in the turning circle. Therefore no parking is permitted on the school side of the street during morning arrival.
• The Car Lane Drop-Off moves quickly. Please make sure that your child is packed and ready to exit the car.
• All cars exiting the turning circle must turn right onto College Street. Left turns are not permitted because it slows down the Car Lane Line and is not courteous to the other parents who choose to use the Car Lane.
School will dismiss beginning at 2:40 p.m. The following procedures are put in place to ensure the safety of all of our children.
• Each grade level will have an assigned location to stand while waiting to be picked up.
• If you are walking up to the designated area to pick up your child, you will need to park across the street, use the crosswalk, and present your Pick-Up Pass to the teacher.
• During car dismissal, the teacher will not release any student until all students are safely at their designated area sitting down. It is very difficult to release students to some parents while trying to seat others.
• A Pick-Up Pass must be presented at all times when picking up students. Please make sure you provide a Pick-Up Pass to all family members/friends of the family who will pick up your child. If you need additional passes, please notify Ms. Hawkins in the front office.
• Adults without Pick-Up Passes will be required to come to the office and sign the student out using our computer check-out system.
• Please bring a valid ID to check out your child.
• All teachers will be on duty ensuring all students are picked up safely and will not be able to speak with you until dismissal is over.
Car Pick-Up Lane
• If you choose to use this service, you will stay in your car and line up in front of the school.
• You will need to place your Pick-Up Pass in the car window.
• The Car Lane Line will start in the turning circle at Cone 1 and will continue down College Street past the school; therefore, no one is allowed to park on this side of the street unless you are using the Car Pick-Up Lane.
• A staff member will come to your car and get your child(s) name that you are picking up and assign you a cone number
• The child(s) name will be called by Walkie-Talkie to the assigned cone.
• You will proceed to the assigned cone where your child(s) will be waiting.
• A staff member will load your child(s) in your car.
• You will then proceed out of the turning circle and turn right onto College Street.
At C.G. Credle, we use a computer system to check students in and out of school. Please be prepared to show proper ID and plan ahead for the time it takes for your child to come from class and for you to sign him/her out. This system will also be used to record all visitors coming to our campus. Any student entering the building after 7:30 is considered tardy and must be signed in by a parent using our computer system. Our staff will assist you in this.
Visiting the School and Classrooms
Board Policy 5020 states that the board encourages community and parent involvement in the schools. Parents and visitors are welcome to visit the school to tour and learn about our educational programs. While visitors are welcome, the safety of our students and the provision of an orderly and inviting instructional environment is the primary concern of our staff. All visitors should report immediately to the administrative office at the school for permission to be in the school. This includes when visiting before the 7:05 a.m. bell or after the 2:40 p.m. dismissal bell.
• Visitors should log into the computer in the main lobby and print a sticker.
• Visiting the school is different than visiting/observing a classroom. Visiting or volunteering in classrooms must be prearranged with the principal prior to your visit. This is to protect instructional time and also to maintain the privacy of our students. For example, if students are participating in assessments, a visit to the classroom would not be appropriate. No one other than school employees are allowed to visit classrooms without prior approval from the principal.
• We also know that communication between the teacher and parent is crucial to the success of a child. If you would like to talk with your child’s teacher we ask that you call or email to make an appointment. Teachers cannot stop their instruction in order have unscheduled parent meetings. Teachers also have planning times each day that they dedicate to instructional planning, grade level meetings and staff development sessions. In order to ensure that you will be able to have a quality conference, it is best to schedule an appointment. Teachers will not be called out of their classrooms for unscheduled conferences.
• While we know it may be convenient, morning arrival time is not the appropriate time to conference with the teacher. Teachers are greeting all students and getting them settled in for their instructional day.
Protection of Instructional Time
Interruptions of instructional time and time off task must be kept to a minimum. The principal is responsible for ensuring that instructional time is maintained and protected in the school schedule. Each teacher is responsible for ensuring maximal use of instructional time in his or her class. Schools are encouraged to seek creative means of reducing transitional time and scheduling non-instructional activities. A proposal for alternative scheduling of classes or other such strategies may be a part of a school improvement plan.
Commercial or personal delivery or dissemination of flowers, other gifts or other items to students or school personnel will be permitted only under the guidelines established by the principal. Such guidelines must ensure that time from the instructional day will not be lost by students or school personnel in receiving, managing, organizing, or disseminating flowers or other gifts. Such items may be received at the school and will be disseminated after 2:00 p.m. per board policy to protect the integrity of instructional time and/or limitations of personnel to perform assigned duties. Balloons will not be allowed on school buses.