Student & Parent Handbook
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Additionally Northshore School District’s Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook addresses district wide expectations. Additional information and the NSD Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at: NSD Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Student Drop Off and Pick Up Area Guidelines
Construction at the school may cause changes to drop off and pickup through the year. Please read email alerts about changes and follow directions of staff and signage.
Students should not be dropped off no earlier than 8:55 AM and picked up no later than 3:45 PM at the end of the day. If you live in a neighborhood with school bus service, please send your child to school on the school bus. Parents are encouraged to walk to school with their children if they live within walking distance. This will help make our parking lot a safer place and relieve traffic congestion on the surrounding streets.
The fire lane in the parking lot on the south side of the building is used for student pick up and drop off. NO DROPPING OFF STUDENTS IN THE PARKING LOT. Students should never walk between cars or walk out into the traffic area to get to a car. You may park and walk your child to the crosswalk to ensure they safely cross onto the sidewalk. When entering the parking lot, drivers should pull ahead as much as possible to drop off students. Students being picked up should wait on the sidewalk in front of the school. Drivers must observe the 5 M.P.H. speed limit, STAY IN THEIR CARS, and move forward as space becomes available in the pick up lane. Even if you see your child, please continue to pull forward until the line of cars stops and it is your child’s turn to get into your car. Your child’s booster seat should be placed on the passenger side of the car so that they are not trying to get into your car where vehicles are passing by.
The line of cars waiting to pick up students after school can get lengthy. If the line along the curb is full you will be directed to the line circling around the parking lot. The No Parking zones and traffic directional arrows painted on our parking lot must be followed to facilitate the safe and smooth flow of traffic. There is no parking or driving behind the gym. For the safety of our children and in compliance with state laws, please do not use cell phones while driving in the parking lot.
If you wish to park your vehicle, please use the spaces provided in the parking lot. Do not leave your car parked along the curb. You may meet your children by the office hallway and accompany them to your car using the marked crosswalk. No crossing is permitted between vehicles and children are not allowed to cross into the parking lot without an adult.
Parents who walk to school to pick up their children need to meet them near the front entrance to the office hallway.