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Parents Waiting Procedure

PROCEDURE FOR PARENTS WAITING FOR CHILDREN AND AFTERSCHOOL PLAY 2012-13

All parents and children waiting for siblings to be released at 2:05 (or at 1:20 on Wednesdays) must wait on the upper playground next to the playscape or at the tables next to the Extended Day Program classrooms. Parents and children may not wait on the lower playground due to impact on our p.e. classes. Thanks for your cooperation with this directive.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BEFORE 2:05 CHILDREN MUST STAY WITH THEIR PARENTS WHILE WAITING AND MAY NOT PLAY ON PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, DUE TO THE EFFECT OF THEIR PLAYING NOISES ON THE INSTRUCTION IN ADJACENT CLASSROOMS.

Between 2:05 and 2:35, children may play quietly on the playscape or on the four-square court nearest to the second grade classrooms while waiting for their siblings. Since the children whose learning is being disturbed are the children of the parents waiting, I anticipate full cooperation with this plan, as your children in the classrooms have the most to gain from a quiet playground. I will be out on the playground to remind parents about this procedure.

At 2:03, 2:33, or 1:18, parents may proceed to their children’s classrooms. Please be aware that your conversations are distracting to instruction inside the classroom and stand well away from the doors.

No Afterschool Play by Students After Dismissal Even When Supervised by Their Parents: This play is too dangerous while other adults and children are leaving school and it interferes with the Extended Day Afterschool Program activities.

AT NO TIME MAY STUDENTS PLAY IN THE KINDERGARTEN YARD AFTER DISMISSAL. PLAYING AFTER 11:20/12:20 DISMISSALS, ESPECIALLY, INTERFERES WITH BOTH PM KINDERGARTEN INSTRUCTION AND GRADE 2 INSTRUCTION IN ROOM 12 AND READING INSTRUCTION IN ROOM 11. THIS PLAY IS NOT PERMITTED AT 2:45 EITHER.

Thanks for your cooperation with all of the above.

Connie Harrington
Principal