Hickory Point News

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures for First and Second Grade Changes Starting April 5

Safety is a top priority. Arrival and dismissal are a 20-minute process. Please be patient. Here is the process: 

Arrival Process 

First and Second grade students enter the building through Door A, Door B, Door C, or Door H beginning at 8:00 am. We have moved up the entry time to accommodate all of our students.  Students will scan their identification to verify the parent has self-certified their child is symptom-free. There will be a temperature check as well. Students will walk to their designated waiting area and sit three 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 on the side streets perpendicular or adjacent to Laburnum and walk to the front door each morning beginning at 8:00 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. There will now be two lanes for cars to alleviate the traffic on Laburnum. Staff will direct the cars to merge into one lane as they approach the building. There is no parking in the diagonal spots. Parents remain in the car and staff will escort the student to the temperature check area. Please see the below aerial map of Hickory Point to help clearly explain the process.

Aerial view of Hickory Point School

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 locations.

First and Second grade 

  • “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 on the side streets 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. There will now be two lanes for cars to alleviate the traffic on Laburnum. Staff will direct the cars to merge into one lane.  There is no parking in the diagonal spots. 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 - Hickory Point Staff supervises students attending Adventure Camp until the Adventure Campus staff arrives. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.