Parking, Pick-Up, and Drop-Off Procedures


Arrival

Students may arrive at the main building between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.at the following designated entrances:

Grade

Door

Kindergarten

Main door #1 and go directly to the lunchroomuntil picked up by their classroom teacher.

1 and 2

Monroe Street side of the building at door #12 and report directly to the multi-purpose roomuntil picked up by their classroom teacher.

3,4, and5

Main door #1 and report directly to the lunchroom until picked up by their classroom teacher.

6,7, and 8

Gym doors #10 and 11 and remain in the gym until picked up by classroom their teachers.

 

Students may arrive at the Branch between 8:40 a.m. and 8:50 a.m.at the following entrance:

Grades

Door

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Main dooron Aberdeen Street and go directly to the lunchroom.

(Teachers and staff will guide children. Parents are not allowed in the building.)

 

Dismissal

2nd - 8th grade students will be dismissed outside for parent pick-up

Grade

Time

Door

Pre-K and Kindergarten

3:20 p.m. (Pre-K)

3:30-3:45 (All Kindergarten classes)

Main door on Aberdeen Street (Branch students)

Gym doors #10 and 11 (Main building students)

All pre-K and kindergarten students (regardless of building) must be picked-up and signed out by a parent or older sibling with parent consent.

1

3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Monroe Street side of the building at door #12. First graders must be signed out by a parent or older sibling with parent consent.

2

3:45p.m.

Monroe Street side of the building at door #12

3,4,5, 6

3:45p.m.

Main door #1

7 and 8

3:45p.m.

Door #4: Students will be directed to walk along the sidewalk to Adams Street.

 

Parking

Due to COVID, parents are not allowed inside the building for drop-off or pick-up. When waiting outside, we request parents wear masks.

 

Traffic along Adams and Monroe streets is extremely congested during drop-off and pick-up. Whitney Young and the Chicago Police Training Division are our neighbors and have similar schedules. Following these guidelines can help ease traffic and keep everyone safe:

  • Drive slowly and come to a full and complete stop at all stop signs. We want to keep our Superstars and their familiessafe while crossing the streets!

  • Obey the crossing guards (and give them a smile, please!).They are here to help traffic flow.

  • Remind students to look both ways before crossing any street.

  • DO NOT block the bus lanes. You will be asked to move.

  • DO NOT double park. This may be difficult, but double parking narrows the streets, blocks other parents in, and causes even more traffic back-up.

  • DO NOT block parking lot driveways at either building. These lots are for teachers and staff.

 

We recommend walking or taking public transportation to drop-off and pick-up. If this is not possible, consider parking further away from the school buildings and walking over to pick-up your students.