Arrival/Dismissal


Students who arrive by car and bus should be dropped off on the lower parking lot.  Cars and buses should enter the lot from Brookside Drive and pull all the way up along side the cones.  Children will exit cars/buses and immediately cross over to the other side of the cones.  Cars/buses will pull forward and exit the lot onto Edgerton Avenue. If you choose to park your car and walk your child into the building upon arriving in the morning, please park in the upper lot and enter through the main doors or walk along the west side of the building to the lower lot.

At the end of the day, bus and van riders are dismissed from the lower lot.  No vehicles will be allowed to enter or leave the lot until all buses have pulled out.  Students may be picked up from the lower lot beginning at 2:45pm or when all the school buses have left the lot.  You can begin to line up your car heading West on Brookside Drive prior to the busses leaving the parking lot.  Once the buses have pulled completely out of the lot the first car will pull forward and begin to form the pick-up line stopping at the designated cone closest to the exit gate by Edgerton Avenue.

Please remain in your car.  Your child will come to your car and should enter the car through the doors on the passenger side.   If you are waiting to pull forward, please pull all the way up to ensure that cars can keep loading passengers.  For example, if you see your child closest to the tree line of the parking lot but there are open spaces closest to Edgerton, pull all the way up.  Your child will walk to where you are.  Once your child has entered the car you may pull away and exit through the gate on to Edgerton Avenue.  

Make sure to discuss with your child who will be picking up each day to ensure that they are looking for the correct car.  You will also receive two family car signs to place in your car window at open house, please make sure this is visible to help the staff assist your child to the car.

Please help us keep our children safe, by following these rules and not crossing cones that are set up.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!        

CARS ‑ ARRIVAL

In the morning, students who travel by car must be dropped off on the lower playground. School doors remain closed until 7:00 a.m. Supervision of students begins at 7:00 a.m.  In all weather conditions, drivers must enter the lower playground via Brookside Drive and pull up on the outer edge of the playground.  Cars should form a single line while driving up to drop off children.  After children have safely left the vehicle, proceed slowly and exit onto Edgerton Avenue.  Students will use the following entrances for arrival:

             Grades K‑1‑2‑3 ‑ entrance near the Gym.

             Grades 4-5‑6‑7‑8 ‑ entrance near the lower lot doors.

CARS ‑ DISMISSAL

The following safety plan for after school pickup is based on a cooperative effort between the Hales Corners Police Dept., Home and School, the teachers and the school administration.

Students may be picked up from the lower lot beginning at 2:45pm or when all the school buses have left the lot.  You can begin to line up your car heading West on Brookside Drive prior to the busses leaving the parking lot.  Once the buses have pulled completely out of the lot the first car will pull forward and begin to form the pick-up line stopping at the designated cone closest to the exit gate by Edgerton Avenue.

Please remain in your car.  Your child will come to your car and should enter the car through the doors on the passenger side.   If you are waiting to pull forward, please pull all the way up to ensure that cars can keep loading passengers.  For example, if you see your child closest to the tree line of the parking lot but there are open spaces closest to Edgerton, pull all the way up.  Your child will walk to where you are.  Once your child has entered the car you may pull away and exit through the gate on to Edgerton Avenue.  

Make sure to discuss with your child who will be picking up each day to ensure that they are looking for the correct car.  You will also receive two family car signs to place in your car window at open house, please make sure this is visible to help the staff assist your child to the car.

WALKER DISMISSAL

Students who walk home will assemble by lower playground doors.  When the buses and cars have left students will be dismissed.

BIKES and SKATEBOARDS

Students are permitted to ride their bikes to school.  The bikes must be parked in the bike stands on the lower playground, and LOCKED during school hours.  Bikes may not be ridden on the premises during school hours.

Students who bike home will assemble by the lower playground doors. When the buses and vans leave, they will be dismissed.  Skateboards are not permitted on St. Mary’s premises.