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Arrival, Dismissal & Closing Procedures

Students are allowed in the building at 8:45 am.
The doors will be closed at 8:55 am as classes begin at that time.
Your child is late after 8:55 am.
If a student is late, he/she needs to sign in with Mrs. Shepard and receive a pass.
Parents do not escort their child to class.

Pick-up are released to the back door supervisor at 3:15 pm.. Park at the District Office parking lot and walk to the back door by the baseball field entrance.
Bus dismissal 3:20 pm.
Walkers released from their classroom at 3:25 pm.
All students are bused every day unless otherwise informed by the parent in writing on the day-of the changed arrangement.
We do not release children to anyone except the parent/guardian unless we have a signed note by the parent/guardian.
Students being picked up prior to dismissal should be signed out in the main office.

Emergency Closings:
If inclement weather makes it necessary to close school, announcements will be made over Syracuse radio, TV stations, and School Messenger (snow days).
If there is an emergency closing during the day, students will be dismissed according to your instructions on the emergency closing form filled out at the beginning of each school year. If your plan changes during the year, please notify the office.

If your child is absent, please call the attendance clerk, Kim Shepard, at 315-291-2261office by 9:20 am. On the day your child returns to school, he/she needs to bring a note stating the reason for the absence.

Other Things to Remember:
Bus Notes – We do not keep bus notes from last year. Make sure to send a new bus note if you have alternate arrangements for dismissal other than busing home.
Please make sure you send your child’s lunch, sneakers, books and bus note with your child.  It is important that your child come to school prepared and ready to learn!
If you do drop something off, please label your item with the teacher’s name.
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Eric Knuth
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152