We had another great week at SRL. Thank you to our Faculty and Staff for their hard work. We also greatly appreciate the parents and grandparents who volunteered this week for recess duty. We are always looking for additional parents to help with recess. If you are available to volunteer for recess duty, please email me as soon as possible. As of the beginning of this week we had 45 students enter school early, between 7 and 7:30 am. There were too many students for one classroom, so we have changed the location of Early Drop Off to the school gymnasium so that we can have students socially distanced until they can be dismissed to their classrooms at 7:30am. Students who arrive at school before 7:30 am should enter the gym to the door on the left of the "U" parking area behind the school building. Ms. Bennett, one of our faculty members is the coordinator of this program. Ms. Bennett has assigned older students to walk our Pre-K students to their classroom at 7:30 am.
There are still a few things that we need to work on regarding drop off and pick up. I apologize for having to say the same thing over and over, and a heartfelt thank you to those of you who always comply with the rules for drop off and pick up. This is for the people who are not listening, and consequently endangering everyone who uses the parking lots. At drop off there is absolutely no parking in the parking areas behind the building anywhere, and particularly facing the fence, and spanning from Lincoln Place all the way to the Chapel. Parents who would like to walk their children to their entrance door may enter the car rider parking lot from South Street, park at the back of the lot and walk to the back of the building being cognizant of incoming cars that are moving toward the drop off lane. After you drop off and walk back to your car, please exit through South Street, and do not drive to the back of the building interfering with the drop off lane. Parents who are entering the parking lot on South Street to drive to the drop off lane, please be alert and watch for people walking. We want parents to have the freedom to walk their children to their entry door, but after this week if we still have illegal parking, and aggressive driving through the parking lot, we will be forced to go to a drop off lane only for the safety of everyone.
This is to address dismissal. While dismissal is improving, I am still receiving emails with pictures of cars being parked illegally. There are still a few people pulling out before all of the students are dismissed. There was one day this week that our custodian could not make it back in time to block the South Street entrance at 2pm. Because the exit was not blocked people arriving after 2pm entered and pulled in and through the parking lot while students were being dismissed. Please under no circumstance enter the car rider lot on South Street after 2pm whether the entrance is blocked or not. It is beneficial to all of us, and particularly to the safety of our students to follow the drop off and dismissal protocols. Thank you in advance for your attention to these important matters.
As we move forward, we are all looking forward to another wonderful week at SRL.
Sending you all good wishes.