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Arrival and Dismissal

We care about how our students are transported to and from school.  Our desire is to have both a safe and efficient arrival and dismissal process for all involved.  To ensure our students' safety while maintaining an efficient and orderly arrival and dismissal process, we ask parents and students to please comply with the following procedures:

 
Arrival

First Day of School
We invite parents to walk their child to the classroom on the first day of school. Teachers will be ready to receive students at 8 a.m. Parents may utilize the car rider line or bus transportation as options onthe first day of school as well.

Remainder of the Year
In addition to district bus transportation, parents have the following options for morning drop-off:

1. Car rider line--Please note that the gate on FM 1488 will close starting at 7:45 a.m.-8:30 in preparation for car riders. In order to enter Bear Branch during those times, please proceed through the Lake Windcrest subdivision by using the Windcrest National entrance.

2. Park and walk your child to front doors and into the foyer area – You are welcome to park in the front parking lot; however, for safety reasons, we ask that you walk your child to the sidewalk before releasing him/her from your care.

3. Walk your child from home to the front doors and into the foyer area.

4. Early morning childcare – Students who are in early morning childcare may be dropped off in
the back parking lot by the cafeteria between 6:30 – 7:20 a.m.
 

Students in clubs may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. Staff will accept all other children from 7:45 – 8:20 a.m. The first bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students who arrive after 8:20 a.m. are considered tardy. Please plan accordingly as the length of the car rider line does not serve as a valid excuse for being tardy.

If you have business on campus, you need to check-in at the front office with a valid ID. You will be given
a name tag to place on your shirt giving you access to the designated area in the building.
 
 
Dismissal
Please be patient during the first couple of weeks as students adjust back to school. Please remember that cell phone use is prohibited in school zones and we ask that you drive safely. If you have a change in your child’s transportation, we ask that you contact the office by 2:30 p.m. If you need to check out your child, please do so by 2:45 p.m. so that we can prepare for the end of the day dismissal. Parking and walking up to retrieve a child during dismissal is not permitted.
 
Car Riders
Parents will need to display their car visor tag that they received at Meet the Teacher Night for pick up. If you do not have a tag, please bring a photo ID to the front office and we will issue a car tag. 
 
In the afternoon, please note that it is not possible to enter BBE from FM 1488 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in preparation for car riders.  In order to enter Bear Branch during those times, please proceed through the Lake Windcrest subdivision by using the Windcrest National entrance.

We ask that parents stay in their car (or other motorized vehicle such as a golf cart) and proceed through the pick-up line. This allows for a smoother flow of traffic and safety for the parents and students.
 
Walkers
If you walk from your home, and you and your child will be walking home from school (and not using any other mode of transportation), there will be a designated walking gate that opens to Clubhouse Circle. Please enter through this gate for the safety of all.  Please have the car visor tag you received at Meet the Teacher Night for pick up. If you do not have a tag, please bring a photo ID to the front office and we will issue a car tag. 
 
Thank you for helping us keep our students safe