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Page Six • The Carlisle Citizen • Thursday, August 16; 2012 iP Important 2012-2013 School Information The first day of school is quickly approaching. Below is some important information about the 2012-2013 school year. We are requesting that no students be dropped off at their respective buildings any earlier than 10 minutes before the school starting times (unless eating breakfast or involved in activities). Bus drivers will be contacting the families on their routes with stop location and times. If you have any bus transportation questions, contact Mike Shetterly, 989-3137. If you have building specific questions, please contact the appropriate center: High School, 989-0831; Middle School, 989-0833; Hartford, 989-0316; and Elementary, 989-0339. The Carlisle Community School District changed the pattern of a.m. student unloading for both parents and buses two years ago. The changes were the result ofthe recommendations of a recent traffic analysis. All a.m. bus unloading will occur in the circle drive off School Street (all other vehicles will be prohibited in this area). Parent drop-off will be in designated areas along 5 th Street. Preschool, kindergarten, first- and second-grade students should be dropped off at the Playground gate. K-prep and third-grade students should be dropped off at the main office doors. Parking will not be allowed on 5 th Street during the posted drop-off times. The administrative staff requests the public's cooperation and patience and requests that you pull forward past the elementary gate, if space is open, and allow your children to exit your vehicle anywhere along the area where the sidewalk exists. We have staff on duty to assist children in exiting their vehicles safely and need to keep traffic moving as quickly as possible during peak times. No parking on N. Fifth Street between Highway 5 and School Street will be allowed in the morning, but parking will be allowed on the east side of the street for the remainder of the day after 8:15 a.m. Preschool: First Day of School, Monday, August 27 AM Session, 8:10 a.m. - 11:20 am PM Session, 12:10 p.m. - 3:20 pm AM Session: Students riding the bus inthe morning will be transported on regular route buses and unload in the circle drive. Preschool staff will meet the students and escort them to their rooms. A separate bus will take them home at 11:20. Parents must meet the bus or stand in the doorway to let the bus driver know that there is an adult at home. Parents transporting their child for the AM session will be able to drop off outside the preschool doors off Fifth Street no earlier than 7:55 a.m. This location is drop-off only, no parking. Staff will be present to assist with unloading until preschool begins at 8:10 a.m. Parents may pick up their children who are not riding a bus at the preschool doors on Fifth Street at 11:20 a.m. PM Session: Students riding the bus will be transported on a separate bus which will pick them up at their home/daycare and unload in the circle drive. Preschool staff will be present to assist with unloading. Students will then ride a regular route bus when dismissed. Parents are asked to meet the regular route bus after school to assist in getting their children off the bus at their designated bus stop. Parents transporting their child for the PM Session will be able to drop offby the preschool doors no earlier than noon. This location is for drop-off only, no parking. Preschool staff will be present to assist with unloading. Parents may pick up their child by the preschool doors on Fifth Street at 3:15 p.m. and may park their cars along the east side of Fifth Street if space is available. Kindergarten Prep First Day of School, Wednesday, August 22 8:10 a.m.- 11:20 a.m. Students riding the bus will be picked up at their home/designated bus stop on a regular route bus each morning. Parents transporting their child for the kindergarten-prep session will be able to drop off their child by the elementary office doors on Fifth Street no earlier than 7:55 a.m. This location is for drop-off only, no parking. School staff will be present to assist with unloading. Parents may pick up their child by the office door entrance on Fifth Street at 11:20 a.m. and may park their cars along the east side of Fifth Street if space is available. Parents of students who ride the bus home at 11:20 a.m. must meet the bus or stand in the doorway to let the bus driver know that there is an adult at home. Carlisle Elementary (grades K-3 rd) First Day of School, Monday, August 20 for lS˘-3 rd grade First Day of School, Wednesday, August 22 for Kindergarten 8:10 a.m.- 3:20 p.m. Bus Transportation: K-3 Students riding a regular route bus will be dropped off in the circle drive off School Street each morning and will enter the building through the atrium doors• K-2 students will proceed to the new gym. Third grade students will enter the building through the atrium doors and proceed to the old gym. All K-3 students will load the bus in the afternoon on the north side of the building along the circle drive• Students will be dismissed several minutes early in order to allow them to board their designated buses before older students are dismissed• Parents bringing their child to school should drop off their child along the curb on Fifth Street• This location is for drop- off only, no parking. Please drop off students along the sidewalk and do not allow them to cross a lane of traffic• Elementary staff will be present to assist with unloading and directing students to their designated locations• All kindergarten students will go to the new gymnasium; first graders will wait on the playground by the preschool doors; second graders will wait on the playground near the lunchroom doors; and third graders will wait outside the entrance doors to the third-grade wing. K-2 students are encouraged to enter through the playground gate, and third graders may proceed directly to their location via the sidewalk (weather permitting) or by entering through the elementary office door. For students who walk or ride bikes to school, please note that there is no crosswalk directly across from the playground. All students are required to cross at Fifth and School Streets where crossing guards are present. At the end of the school day, all in-ton kindergarten and first-grade students will remain with their teachers on the playground until the responsible person claims each child• Second- and third-graders are dismissed by their teachers at designated exits. Hartford Upper Elem. (grades 4-5) First Day of School, Monday, August 20 8:15 a.m.- 3:10 p.m. Bus Transportation: All Hartford elementary students riding a regular route bus will be dropped off a t the Carlisle campus in order to ride the shuttle to Hartford. Students will wait for the Hartford shuttle bus in the Old Gym (enter through the atrium doors)• The Hartford shuttle bus will leave the Carlisle main campu.s (Elementary Old Gym) at 8:00 a.m. In the afternoon, the Hartford shuttle bus will drop off the students in the circle drive on the north side of the elementary school. Middle School (grades 6-8) First Day of School, Monday, August 20 8:10 a.m.- 3:10 p.m. Bus Transportation: Students riding a regular route bus will be dropped off at the Middle School first. Students riding the Middle School shuttle bus will leave the Carlisle main campus at 7"55 a.m. Students are to wait for the Middle School shuttle bus in the high school commons (enter through the Main Entrance on the East side - facing the football field). Parents bringing their child to and from school should use the main driveway to the middle school. The parent drop off/pick up area is on the southwest side of the building (the back side near Scotch Ridge Road). The students will enter through the gym doors• High School (grades 9-12) First Day of School, Monday, August 20 8:10 a.m.- 3:20 p.m. Again, the principals are requesting that students not involved in morning activities or eating school breakfast be dropped off at their respective schools no earlier than 10 minutes before the school starting times. Thank you.