Drop-Off/Pick-Up Information

 

Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Traffic at Hayden Schools is quite intense, but please be patient! Your child’s safety is our first priority!

The traffic does improve as the year progresses.  

Parent Drop-Off

7:40-7:55 a.m.

Buses Unload

7:40 a.m.

Classes Begin

7:55 a.m.

Parent Pick-Up

2:55-3:15 p.m.

Buses Leave HPS

3:15 p.m.


Student Drop-Off Procedure: After entering Bent Tree Drive, proceed through the ballpark in the RIGHT lane. Turn RIGHT onto the road that runs behind our school.

If you are the first to arrive, please form TWO lanes as you reach the back of our school, and proceed all the way around to the west end of our building. Three lanes will be formed at the west end of the building.

Place your car in PARK before allowing your child to exit your vehicle.

All students will exit their cars when the traffic monitors hold up the stop signs. Students should never leave their vehicles if the monitors are not there. Please remember to remain in your vehicle until all cars in all traffic lanes have made a complete stop.  It is imperative that you check your surroundings (in front and behind) to ensure that all cars are completely stopped and all traffic lanes have been filled with cars before assisting your child in exiting the vehicle.

Students will proceed to a marked walking area or a sidewalk next to the building.

Once inside the building, students will be directed to their classrooms by monitors.

When all vehicles have been unloaded and all students are safely in the walk areas, the traffic monitor will signal cars to move.  Please remember that the speed limit on a school campus is 5 mph.  

The front drive is for teachers and buses only.  All parents must enter our campus from Bent Tree Drive (the road near the west end of our playground and Vera Vaughn Park that runs through the ballpark).  HPS parents may not enter our traffic lines directly from Highway 160.  

Additional Drop-Off Notes:

Students may not be dropped off at school before 7:40 a.m.

Please do not park in the front or back of the building before 8:00 a.m. This will prevent the blocking of buses and faculty/staff parking.

Please avoid parking in the bus parking lot (near the football field) during the times listed above unless you need to enter the building.  If you need to enter the building, please park your vehicle on the side of the parking lot closest to the field entrance gate.

Please remain in your vehicle if you are in a traffic line.

Please refrain from cell phone use of any kind during Student Drop-Off.

Parents of kindergartners and parents of students new to HPS may walk their children to classrooms on Thursday, August 9th (1st day of school) at 8:15 a.m. Please do not arrive before 8:00 a.m. This will ensure that our drop-off line can be completed and our buses can park in the stadium parking lot before you arrive and begin parking. Once buses have parked in the stadium parking lot, you may park in the available spaces or you may park at the baseball fields and walk back to the school using the path that connects the fields to our campus.

An older sibling may walk a younger sibling to class during regular drop-off time

If you arrive at HPS after drop-off time when monitoring has ended, you must enter the school with your child through the front door and sign him/her in to school that day.

Student Pick-Up Prodecure:

Afternoon Parent Pick-Up begins at 2:55 p.m., but we will begin at 2:45 p.m. the first two weeks of school.

All parents must enter our campus from Bent Tree Drive (the road near the west end of our playground and Vera Vaughn Park that runs through the ballpark). HPS parents may not enter our traffic lines directly from Highway 160.  

Please do not park along the access road in front of the football stadium parking lot or in the parking lot in order to pick up your child. All parents must pick up their children by entering the car line from Bent Tree Drive.

After entering Bent Tree Drive, proceed through the ballpark in the RIGHT lane. Turn RIGHT onto the road that runs behind our school.

If you are the first to arrive, please wait in the designated area behind our school before proceeding to the west side of the building.  After the last P.E. class of the day has entered the building, a staff member will remove the baricades to allow you to begin the pick-up line at the west side of the building.  

As you move your vehicle to the west end of our building, please form THREE lanes for student pick-up.

In order to pick up your child, your vehicle must be located between the front awning (located where the sidewalk begins) and the back awning (located where the sidewalk ends). If your car is stopped behind the back awning, please do not exit your vehicle to pick up your child—wait until you are located between awnings.  This procedure is different from Student Drop-Off in the mornings.  We believe this creates a more efficient Student Pick-up procedure.

All classes will line up in designated spots on the sidewalk at the west end of the building.  Kindergarten and 1st grade classes will be located on the sidewalk at the west end of the building and 2nd grade classes will be located on the sidewalk near the back of the building.

Until parents learn where each class is located, teachers will hold up signs to indicate their class’s location.

Parents are encouraged to create signs with the child’s first and last names to show the teacher so that he/she can direct the child to the vehicle more efficiently. (A paper plate works well!)

When the bell rings and classes are in place, please walk to your child’s area and tell the teacher who you are.  Take your child’s hand and walk immediately back to your vehicle. Please refrain from engaging in conversations with other teachers and/or friends.
When all children and parents are loaded into their vehicles, the signal will be given by the traffic monitor to move your vehicle and proceed with the traffic line. If you arrive at school after 3:15 p.m., please park your car and  come into the office to sign out your child.

When the Head Start program begins, those parents will have a different procedure for dropping off and picking up their children.  Please be aware that in the afternoons only, Head Start parents will be permitted to enter our campus from Highway 160 at 2:00 p.m.  HPS parents who are already waiting in the traffic lines that originate from Bent Tree Drive will continue to refrain from entering our campus until HPS school dismissal. Head Start parents and children will have exited our campus before HPS Student Pick-up begins.

During the first weeks of school, this process will take longer than usual.  Please be patient with us and remember that your child’s safety is our priority.  

Please refrain from cell phone use of any kind during Student Pick-Up.

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