• Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures

    In order to make the environment safe and orderly for our students, we will continue to utilize specific procedures for the drop-off and pick-up of students. 

    Drop-Off

    Preschool and Kindergarten Students:

    Please enter the circular drive at the front of McDowell.  Students are to be dropped off at the front doors of McDowell.  Please wait in line until a staff member comes to help your child out of the vehicle.  We ask that you do not drop off your child earlier than 8:50 a.m.  If your child is in the afternoon preschool or kindergarten program, please do not drop them off until 12:55 p.m.  Thanks for being patient and helping us keep your child safe.

    Pick-Up

    Preschool AM and Kindergarten Half Day AM Students:

    At 11:45 a.m. for preschool AM and half day AM kindergarten, students who are walking/biking with a parent or being picked up by parents by car are dismissed from the classroom.  Students may be picked up at the door in the front of the building.  Please make sure you have a BLUE Parent Pick-Up card with you.  These are available in the school office. 

    Preschool PM, Kindergarten Half Day PM, and All Day Students:

    At 3:45 p.m. for preschool PM, half day PM kindergarten, and all day kindergarten, students who are walking/biking with a parent or being picked up by parents by car are dismissed from the classroom.  Drivers, please enter the circular drive at the front of McDowell and proceed to the front doors.  Please make sure you have a BLUE Parent Pick-Up card which is available in the school office.  All walkers and bike riders can be picked up at the front doors as well.

    Students who normally travel home on the bus each day must have a written note from a parent each time another arrangement for going home is necessary.  All changes must be in writing and given to the Office by 3:00 p.m. to ensure your child’s safety.