Welcome Back to School!
Pick Up & Drop Off Reminders
Welcome back! The 2016-17 school year is finally here and our wonderful teachers and staff are very excited to welcome our student back. The first three days of school as well as each Friday throughout the school year will run on the Parkside 1:55 p.m. and Northview 2:05 p.m. dismissal schedule. You can view the 2016-17 calendar here, and under the calendar button on the right are Google calendars that you can link to your phone.
The contact information for our school and district offices is available here. Also, here is the pick up and drop off times for each of our schools if you child is not walking or riding the bus. Northview parents, we are using the same pick up and drop off procedures as last year. Please contact your child's school if you need the window signs for pick up in the afternoon.
PARKSIDE REMINDER - The parent pick up and drop off is the WEST side parking lot from the Shooting Park Road entrance ONLY. The EAST side is for buses, walkers and bike riders ONLY. This is critical for the safety of our students.
NORTHVIEW REMINDER - The parent pick up and drop off is the north side parking lot (from Plum Street) for PreK, kindergarten and first grades, and the south side drive (from Shooting Park Road) for second, third and fourth grades. If you are a family with multiple children at Northview and ANY of your children are in kindergarten or first grade, then you will pick up ALL of your kids on the NORTH end. If you only have children in second, third and/or fourth grade (no kindergartners or first graders) then you will ONLY pick up on the SOUTH end. Please review pages 12-15 of the Northview student handbook for the details and maps if you need any assistance.
Here are the 2016-17 morning bus route times and locations. Parents should be aware of the afternoon drop off times, but feel free to contact us if you need that information. Please note that times may vary by approximately 5-10 minutes, especially during the first two weeks of school. Please have the children at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the stated time and let us know if you have any problems at all.
Finally, this is a perfect time to remind every to be extra diligent when it comes to the safety and welfare of our students. Please put the phones away when you are driving. Please watch for little ones, particularly around bus stops, cross walks and around schools and parking lots. Please take your time and don't be in a hurry if you are picking up and dropping off. Please follow the rules about pick up and drop off. It takes time, but making sure the kids are safe is totally worth it. Thank you!
As always, please contact us if you have any questions, or if you need any additional information. Thank you for your support of our children and our schools!
Mark R. Cross, Superintendent