Shabonee News

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

The safety of all our children is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all parents and visitors to follow our traffic pattern and traffic rules. Thank you for your increased awareness of students and staff while driving on school grounds and remember that the speed limit in our school zone is 5 miles per hour on school days. Please 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 children. 

Arrival (8:25 – 8:40) 

Third and fourth grade students will be dropped off on Shabonee Trail between Doors O and P. Children in grade 3 will enter at Door P. Children in grade 4 will enter at Door O. Fifth grade students will be dropped off outside of the main entrance and enter through Door AStaff will be present at the designated entrances to greet the students. Upon entry, the children will move to locations in the hallways, gym (grade 3 & 4) or Flex Space (grade 5) located near their classrooms where they will maintain six foot physical distancing while waiting for the first bell at 8:40. Children may not arrive earlier than 8:25 when staff are present to let them into the building. Staff will be present to help direct children as they get used to being back at Shabonee. 

Shabonee Arrival

Dismissal (3:15)

Should parents need to park, do so in the east parking lot located off of Pfingsten Road shown on the map below, exit your vehicle, and meet your child on the sidewalk. Children are not allowed to cross over to the parking lot without an adult 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. 

THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS will be dismissed between DOOR O (Grade 3) or Door P (Grade 4) on Shabonee Trail. Vehicles should pull up as close to Door P as possible and wait in line along the sidewalk 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 vehicles pull up. Traffic cones indicate areas for pickup. Staff are present to help support this process. As always, 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 remember to pull up as far as possible to promote the efficiency of our dismissal protocol. Using the pick-up line is the preferred method for parental pick-up.

Shabonee Dismissal

Sibling Pick-Up 

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 with the youngest child.  

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We appreciate your cooperation for the safety and well-being of all our students and staff.