BARLEY SHEAF SCHOOL PROCEDURESARRIVAL PROCEDURESStudents may be dropped off as early as 8:35 a.m. in the front of the school, but no earlier (staff are on duty beginning at 8:35 a.m.).Students will be supervised by staff members when dropped off or walking to school between 8:35 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. At 8:45 a.m., students will report to their class.Students arriving after 8:55a.m. will be recorded as “tardy” and need to stop in the main office.Cars may not drive into the back parking lot of the school after 8:25 a.m. because buses will begin arriving and dropping off at that time in that area. If you bring your child to the YMCA Before School Program after 8:25 a.m., please park in the lot by the flag pole.
DISMISSAL PROCEDURESStudents attending the YMCA After Care Program and students with notes for pick up (who are not walkers) are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. to the cafeteria to be signed out. Parents/guardians will enter through the doors at the parking lot, sign out their child/children, and exit through the same doors. This procedure allows students to be safely dismissed from the cafeteria, limits classroom disruptions with phone calls and allows the front office to focus on bus dismissals without distractions.Students riding buses are dismissed to the front of the school.Walkers are dismissed at approximately 3:35 to the Gym Foyer (younger students are escorted by their teachers to this area.) After School classes are dismissed.2nd shuttle bus students are dismissed to the front of the school.Students leaving school early (prior to 3:35) may be picked up in the main office and will be recorded as “dismissed early”. We ask that you consider the consequences of having your child leave his/her class prior to dismissal. This is a valuable time when teachers help organize the children and remind them of various tasks, events, and obligations. They also use this time to “sum up” the day, answer questions, and bring closure to the day’s learning.ABSENCES AND CHANGES IN YOUR CHILD’S ROUTINEIf your child is absent for any reason, please call the Barley Sheaf Attendance Line by dialing 284-7586, Option 1. Leave a message detailing the nature of the absence, your child’s name and his/her teacher’s name. Messages may be left at any time of night or morning and are retrieved on a daily basis.If your child needs to be dismissed early, please send a note to school with your child noting the time for pick-up and the reason. Children leaving the school prior to 3:35 will be marked as an early dismissal. Three early dismissals count as one absence.If your child normally rides the bus, but will need to be picked up at dismissal time, please send in a note with your child that morning. All children who ride the bus MUST be signed out by an adult in the cafeteria at 3:35. If your child is a walker but will be picked up by a different adult than is customary for him/her, please notify the teacher via a note to school. The student will be dismissed to the gym foyer.Please do not leave information regarding your child’s change in procedure on a teacher’s e-mail or voice mail. They often don’t have an opportunity to check their e-mail and messages in the afternoon and your message may not be communicated.
Last Modified on August 22, 2017