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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Dear Hickory Point Parents,

Safety is a top priority. Arrival and dismissal are a 12-minute process. Please be patient. Here is the process: 

Arrival Process

Students enter the building through Door A, Door B, Door C, or Door H beginning at 8:10 am. Students will walk to the designated waiting area and sit six feet apart until the bell rings.  At 8:25 am, the first bell rings. The staff escorts the children into the classroom.

The main entrance (Door A) is the walk-up entrance. Parents park in the parking lot and walk to the front door each morning beginning at 8:10 am.  Please give them a kiss and say goodbye at the door. Students exiting the bus will enter the building from Doors B and C.  

Parents dropping off by car will enter the school parking lot from Laburnum and follow the designated one-way road around the horseshoe to the designated entrance Door H. Parents remain in the car and staff will escort the student to the building. Please see the below aerial map of Hickory Point to help clearly explain the process. 


Overview map of the Hickory Point school's parking lot with indicators of when to enter and drive around

Dismissal Process:

Teachers will implement a staggered dismissal process to limit the number of students in the hallway. Teachers will walk their children to their going home locations. Students exit the building through 3 or 4 locations at 3:00 pm.

  • “WALK UP” pick-up line: Students will wait in the first grade hallway and be dismissed when parents get to Door G. (Parents park their car and walk to the back of the school and wait by the door.)

  • CAR pick up: Students will wait inside the foyer of Door H. Please enter the parking lot from Laburnum and drive into the horseshoe. Cars wait in a line in the horseshoe and students exit Door H when the car is within the designated pick-up area. Staff will escort your child to your car.  

  • All BUS riders and after-school YMCA: Teachers will walk their bus and YMCA  riders into the gym. We will practice social distancing. Students will be seated six feet apart from each other, facing forward, in their designated bus lines. The staff will escort students to board the bus.

  • ADVENTURE CAMP Staff supervises students attending Adventure Camp until the Park District staff arrives.