Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
School arrival and dismissal:
The safety and security of our elementary community is our priority. Our arrival and dismissal procedures for the 2020-2021 school year will help us to:
- limit the amount of contact individuals have with our building
- continue to ensure that only approved individuals will pick-up your child
- reduce traffic (vehicle and people) in the bus lanes
- reduce access to our building and children without an approved purpose
Students who ride the bus to and from school:
Upon arrival at Holy Trinity, students will enter the school directly from the bus into the breezeway to have their temperature taken. If their temperature is normal students will proceed into the gymnasium. If their temperature is over 100.1 they will be asked to wait for 5 minutes in a designated area before having a temperature re-check. If their temperature is still over 100.1, parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up the student immediately. Students must be fever and symptom free for 48 hours before returning to school.
Staff will be monitoring the sidewalks and the halls to supervise these transitions.
NOTE: Students riding the bus to and from school are required by Fort Madison Community Schools to wear a face mask while waiting in the bus line and while on the bus.
Students may be dropped off at Holy Trinity beginning at 7:30am.
Upon entry into the breezeway students will be met by a staff member for a temperature check. If their temperature is over 100.1 they will be asked to wait for 5 minutes in a designated area before having a temperature re-check. If their temperature is still over 100.1, parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up the student immediately. Students must be fever and symptom free for 48 hours before returning to school.
Parents are strongly encouraged to remain in their vehicle and will not be permitted past the entryway of the school unless an emergency or prior arrangements have been made. If you have a scheduled appointment with a staff member you will need to use the doors at the main office. Upon entering the main school building we will take your temperature. If your temperature is over 100.1 you will not be allowed into the building.
To limit the exposure of our students and practice social distancing as much as possible, each family will be given 2 vehicle identifiers at the start of school (more will be provided as needed). Please present the identifier in the front passenger side windshield of your vehicle.
Staff will radio for students to be sent out for pick up when parents arrive in the pick up lane.
For the safety of the students and to keep traffic flowing you may only drop off/pick up using the south lane of Avenue C, closest to the school and traveling east (towards 5th St.).
There will be no parking for any amount of time in the drop off zone after your student(s) have gotten safely into the vehicle.
Students being picked up by a parent or guardian will be monitored by staff in the gymnasium until a parent or guardian arrives to pick them up.
Elementary dismissal is at 3:10pm (1:40pm on early dismissal days).
Pick-up/Drop-off During School Day and Parent Access Procedures:
Our school day runs from 8:20am-3:10pm. Any student who comes to school after 8:20am, or who leaves before 3:10pm, will need to be signed in/out at the main office. Students who are removed from class prior to 3:00pm will require written parent/guardian permission. Prior notice is appreciated.
When picking-up in the middle of the day you will be asked to wait in your car or the lobby for your child. We will make every effort to have students ready to go at the designated time given on your prior notice.
During the school day there will be no parking on the southside of Avenue C (7:30am – 4pm). These lanes will need to be kept clear for emergencies, buses, student drop-off/pick-up, and through traffic.
Staff will only dismiss students to the approved individuals on file. Parents/Guardians must notify the office of a change to the pick up list prior to students being dismissed.
In addition to the normal sign in procedures, anyone entering the school building during the day will be required to wear a face covering and have their temperature taken upon arrival.
Please note, at this time non-essential visitors shall not be permitted access into the school buildings (except in emergency situations).
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and help in keeping our students safe and secure!
Please contact Judi Dinwiddie at 319-837-6131 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.