Morning Drop-Off

Grade school children may be dropped off beginning at 7:55 a.m. Classes begin at 8:10. No child may be dropped off prior to 7:55 a.m.

Nursery and kindergarten children must be brought directly to their teacher between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. Some classes may start outside during certain seasons. Individual teachers will inform parents about beginning the day inside or outside.

Drop-Off Procedure

The lower parking lot is reserved for Early Childhood drop off only. Because parking is limited at CWS, drop off for grade school students occurs at the pull-off area directly in front of the Grade School Building. This zone is strictly for quick drop offs – absolutely no parking! Parents should always remain in the vehicle and have children exit on the right side. After dropping off your grade-school child, please continue up the hill to the upper parking lot in order to loop around. Please do not make a U-turn in the driveway, as this blocks traffic coming off of Rio Road.
If a grade school student has a particularly large load for the day, please park in the upper parking lot and assist your student to class. Students with musical instruments should be dropped off in front of the library so they can take their instruments directly to the Music & Arts Room.

Grade school children should plan to arrive in their classrooms by 8 a.m. to allow them time to settle in before main lesson starts at 8:10. Any child arriving after 8:10 a.m. will need to be escorted to the Main Office or sent to the Main Office with a note explaining the lateness and will be given a tardy slip. Students in grades 1 through 4 must wait in the Main Office until a faculty or staff member is available to escort them to their classrooms. Please build room into your morning schedule to account for the drop-off line.

Early Childhood Dismissal

Kindergarten students who leave at 12:00 p.m. are dismissed at their classroom doors. Parents should come to the door outside the classroom to pick up their children. Teachers bring them out after the morning program is done.

For extended-day students, parents should come to the nap rooms between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. to pick up children. Any child in the Early Childhood Program who has not been picked up by 3:00 p.m. will be signed into Aftercare, and the drop-in fee will be charged for those who are not already registered for Aftercare.

Grades Dismissal Procedure

As is the case with morning drop-off, the lower parking lot is reserved for families with early childhood children.

Grade school parents should loop around the upper parking lot and join the car line to receive their children at the bottom of the hill. A faculty member will relay who you are picking up to the Grade School Building, and your child will be sent down to the pick-up area accordingly. The line usually forms around 2:45. Once grade school dismissal begins at 3:10 p.m., you must join the car line if you are coming down the driveway from the upper lot, even if you already have picked up your child. This is necessary because we must leave the driveway clear for incoming traffic from Rio Road.

Please note that any other person who is picking up your child must be on your authorization list, located on the back of the enrollment form.

If that person is not on your list, a call in to the Main Office is necessary to authorize pick up. While in the pick-up line, never leave your vehicle unattended. If you need to visit your child’s classroom or teacher, use the upper parking lot to park and walk down to ensure that the pick-up line keeps moving.

Any grade school student who has not been picked up by 3:25 p.m. will be brought to Aftercare, and the drop-in fee will be charged for those who are not already registered for Aftercare that day.

After 3:25 p.m. all children must be under adult supervision, either in music lessons, with their parents, or in Aftercare. The school cannot be responsible for children left unattended on the school grounds after the end of the school day.