August 25, 2014
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Ellis Elementary. It is our hope that each of you had a restful and relaxing summer break. We want to assure you that, at Ellis, our number one priority is to provide a safe environment for your children to learn. In an effort to make Ellis a safe learning environment, please review the arrival and dismissal procedures below. The arrival and dismissal procedures have changed from last school year.
- Students will be allowed to enter the building beginning at 7:30 A.M.. The first bell rings at 8:05 A.M., and the tardy bell rings at 8:20 A.M..
- The parking lot in the front of the building will no longer be used to drop off students. The driveway on the side of the building facing Sleepy Hollow Drive will be used to drop off students in the morning. Students will enter through the 4th entry door. Students who will be eating breakfast should be dropped off no later than 8:05 and will go directly to the cafeteria. Students that are not eating breakfast will go directly to their grade level hallway and be seated. There will be several adults throughout each hallway to supervise students.
- The right lane closest to the curb will be the lane that is used to drop off students in the morning.
All students will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m. All dismissals will take place via the side driveway on Sleepy Hollow. Dismissals will no longer take place in the front driveway on Shadowridge Drive
Car Riders - Pre-K thru 2nd Grade
Please use the RIGHT lane (closest to the building) ONLY if the student is in grades
PK – 2nd grade (If there are older siblings in grades 3 – 4, parents may still use this lane). Parent will place name/grade sign in the windshield/dash area of the car. Students will be delivered to the car by school personnel.
Car Riders 3rd – 6th Grade
Please use the LEFT lane (closest to the street) ONLY, unless you have a Pre-K – 2nd grade student. Parent will place name/grade sign in the windshield/dash area of the car. The student will be delivered to the car by school personnel.
THE CENTER LANE IS RESERVED FOR DRIVE-THRU TRAFFIC ONLY. THIS ENABLES PARENTS TO EXIT LEFT OR RIGHT INTO THE DRIVE-THRU LANE ONCE THEIR CHILD HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO THEIR CAR.
Procedure to change your student’s dismissal
When changing the way your child will be dismissed, please send a note to your child’s teacher including how your child will be getting home, the effective date of the change, and a contact number. If a change needs to be made during the day, please call and notify the front office by 2:00 p.m. Notifying the front office by 2:00 p.m. allows adequate time for the front office staff to notify your child’s teacher of the change.
If a student needs to be dismissed from school early, the parent, guardian, or someone listed on the student’s enrollment forms as being allowed to pick up the student, must enter the front office and show proof of identity. Once identity has been verified, the office staff will call the child’s classroom and have the teacher dismiss the student to the office.
PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS WILL NOT BE DISMISSED EARLY AFTER 3:00 P.M.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience. We look forward to a successful school year.
Ellis Elementary Staff
Shaketa Traylor, Principal
Dr. Jackie Walton, Assistant Principal
Antonio Hunter, Assistant Principal