Wednesday, August 12, 2020
I am writing to update our families about the new end of day pick up procedures that will be in place for the 2020-2021 school year. The changes are necessary as part of the district’s Responsible Restart Plan. The district will be providing bus transportation for all students K-12. However, we understand that some families are choosing to drop off and pick up their child.
This year, both KIS and TES will implement an end of day, curbside pick up process for students who are picked up by a designated driver rather than utilizing bus transportation. We are attaching a link in this email that will provide you with the drop off and pick up procedures for Kenston Intermediate School.
Safety in the car rider line is very important. If you are unable to use bus transportation and need to use the afternoon car rider line, you must complete a separate Car Rider Application for each child. Once the application is completed and submitted, you will be notified by email to pick up your car rider vehicle tag for your car and a student backpack tag. Each family household will be provided two vehicle tags and a backpack tag for each student being picked up. It is important that you attach the backpack tag to your child’s backpack. For safety reasons, no student will be permitted to use the car rider line until an application is submitted and completed.
Attached to the drop off and pick up procedures is a traffic map that outlines the traffic pattern that drivers must follow. It is important that everyone follow the traffic pattern so that our bus fleet can maneuver safely during dismissal. If you have a child at both KIS and Timmons, you will begin the pick up process with KIS.
We understand that families might arrange car pooling plans. In the event that you are making such arrangements, we ask that you include authorization in your car rider application for additional drivers that may be picking up your child. You will be responsible to share the assigned car tag with those individuals. In a shared parenting situation, each parent should complete the application process.
Thank you for your cooperation with our drop off and pick up procedures which is for the safety of all children at Timmons Elementary. We appreciate your patience during the start of school as we work to implement arrival and dismissal safety procedures in our building.
Matt Watts, Principal
Kenston Intermediate School