Updated Arrival/Dismissal Procedures
There will be a great deal of traffic during arrival and dismissal. Please be patient and follow the established processes. The times will improve as families become used to the updates. Thank you for your increased awareness of students and staff and follow the posted speed limit on school grounds. Stop at the crosswalks and the stop signs along Shabonee Trail. As a reminder, Shabonee Trail is a ONE-WAY from Moon Hill Drive to Pfingsten Road. For the safety of everyone, and in accordance with Illinois law, please refrain from using your cell phone while driving on school grounds. Your undivided attention should be on the safety of ALL our children.
Arrival (8:15 – 8:40)
Morning supervision will be available daily beginning at 8:15. This is 10 minutes earlier than normal to accommodate more children via car. Do NOT drop off your child prior to 8:15 as staff is not present to supervise, and children will not have access to the building. Students will be allowed into the building to wait for the first bell beginning at 8:15, when school staff begin morning supervision. When dropping off, please pull as far forward to Door P as possible, regardless of your child's entrance, so that the drop off line can keep moving. The drop-off area is marked in orange on the arrival map. Please use extra caution at all times.
Drop off by Car:
Children in grade 3 will enter at Door N.
Children in grade 4 will enter at Door P. (updated entrance)
Fifth grade will enter at Door A (Main Entrance)
Staff will be present at the designated entrances to greet the students. Upon entry, the children will move to the gym (grades 3 & 4) and the flex space (grade 5) where they will maintain at least 3 foot physical distance while waiting for the first bell at 8:40.
THIRD GRADE STUDENTS will be dismissed between DOORS O and P (slight change) on Shabonee Trail. Vehicles should pull up as close to the sidewalk of Door P as possible and wait in line on Shabonee Trail for students to walk to the vehicle. Please do not pull around the line to the front or park along the North side of Shabonee Trail. Remain in your vehicle and students will load as cars pull up. Traffic cones indicate areas for pickup. Please use caution at all times.
FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS (All new location) will be dismissed behind the school on the blacktop. Buses share this space and should arrive first. Buses have priority so that we can load and depart before the pick up line begins to move. Cars should arrive via Moon Hill Drive and pull around to the back of Shabonee waiting on the RIGHT SIDE of the service drive. Students will load close to the tent. Once children are safely inside the car, vehicles will proceed in the circle marked by cones to exit back onto Moon Hill Drive. Traffic cones indicate areas for pickup. Please use caution at all times.
FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS will be dismissed from the main entrance Doors A & B. Vehicles will access the main entrance from Pfingsten Road only. Right turns from Shabonee Trail through the parking lot will NOT be allowed during dismissal. If using Shabonee Trail from Moon Hill, please exit on Pfingsten Road and re-enter through the main driveway entrance. Students will wait on the sidewalk in front of the main entrance. Please pull up as far as possible to promote the efficiency of our dismissal protocol. Due to the number of vehicles expected, traffic may need to be double stacked along the entrance and converge to one lane in front of Shabonee for students to load within the designated student loading area. Please use caution at all times.
The pick-up lines are the preferred method for parental pick-up. Should parents need to park, do so ONLY in the east parking lot located off of Pfingsten Rd, exit your vehicle, and meet your child on the sidewalk. Children are not allowed to cross over to the parking lot without a parent or guardian accompanying them. This is for the safety of the children. School personnel will continue to be available to help supervise students during dismissal and to ensure parents follow safety rules during peak traffic times. Please drive cautiously!
We realize that families have multiple children attending Shabonee School. We recommend that siblings meet together at one of the dismissal locations, preferably at the location of the youngest child.