• ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL (additional information in English and Spanish can be found in our Speas Family Handbook)
     
     

    Arrival

    In the morning, students may come into school between 7:25 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. Students are not allowed at school and will not be supervised before 7:25 a.m. If before or after school care is needed, please see the information on Imprints available on our website here.

    Staff members are located outside and throughout the school to help students during arrival. Parents are encouraged to sign up their child for bus transportation or to use the morning drop-off area in front of the school. All students enter the school independently through the main entrance before 7:55 a.m. 

    If you are parking and walking your child to the main door, please find a parking spot and do not park on the grass in front of the school. This creates safety concerns and blocks the view of the crossing guards who need a clear view of the car rider line to direct traffic efficiently. Parking in the bus lot is NOT permitted in the mornings or afternoons. If you park in the bus lot during the school day, please ensure your vehicle is moved from the bus lot by 2:15, prior to dismissal.

    Students must be in their classrooms no later than 7:55 a.m. Arriving on time and moving quickly and quietly to the classroom will allow students to begin the day with classmates and know what the class plans to do each day. If a student arrives after 7:55, the student must go directly to the office with a parent or guardian and sign in. Otherwise, the student will be counted absent for the day. 

    Since instruction begins promptly at 7:55, excessive late arrivals will result in a letter from the principal. Students who arrive late miss important teacher instructions and disrupt the class. We want everyone to have a good start each day. 

    Students Walk Independently to Class

    Parents drop off their students outside the main entrance of our school, allowing the students to enter the school independently. On the rare occasion you need to escort your child to class, adults are required to sign-in at the office. In order to offer quality safety supervision, parents and visitors are asked to leave the building once the instructional day begins. Volunteers should sign-in as such and report to their volunteer post. If a conference is needed with a teacher, please call or write a note asking for an appointment. These measures address safety, maintain teacher focus and promote student independence.

    All volunteers and visitors to the school must show an ID at the main office and use the Ident-A-Kid kiosk to obtain a visitor's badge. By following this check-in procedure, our school can verify and register all visitors that come onto our campus, perform background checks and check for various custody or offender lists. This is for the safety of our children and our entire learning community. 

    If you need to bring an item for your child, such as lunch, books, homework, etc., please come to the office and we will be happy to deliver the items to your child without disrupting classroom learning. Vacationing friends, siblings, or relatives of school age will not be allowed to attend school with our students.

    Dismissal (additional information in English and Spanish can be found in our Speas Family Handbook)

    Staff members are located outside and throughout the school to help students during dismissal. Parents are encouraged to sign up for bus transportation or to use the car-rider cone rotation in the afternoon.

    Car riders - Students are dismissed from the Gym to walk to a designated cone with a number on it. Please display your yellow car rider ID hang tag from your rear view mirror.  We record student names and assign them to a “Cone” as cars arrive in the afternoon. Student names and cone number are called over the loudspeaker in the gym. Staff assist students to walk to their cone to meet you at your car. For the safety of our students and staff, please remain in your car so that traffic can continue to flow. Please stay alert and free from mobile distractions while in the car-rider line to aid with safety and moving the line as quickly as possible. Walking into the school to pick up students from the car rider line, bus area or gym is not permitted. All personal vehicles must vacate the bus lot by 2:10.

    Walkers - exit with their teacher on the Bus Lot side of the school. For the safety of our students, please DO NOT park on the bus lot side of the school or at the Polo Park or Polo Recreation Center. This is a very congested spot in the afternoon and school buses and daycare/after school care vans and buses use this area for safe dismissal. Students who truly live within walking distance of the school and are walkers should be the only ones joined by a family member on this side of the school to walk home. If you are a car rider, please use the car rider line.

    Van Riders and Polo Rec. Center - meet with Speas Staff members who will help them to their daycare/after school care vans, buses and the Rec. Center. These vehicles use the street going to the Polo Recreation Center. For the safety of our students, please DO NOT park on the bus lot side of the school or at the Polo Park or Polo Recreation Center. If you are a car rider, please use the car rider line.

    Imprints - Students who stay after school in the Imprints program are dismissed to the gym where the Imprints staff take attendance and move to the cafeteria. Parents must sign out students from Imprints staff members.

    Bus Riders - Dismiss with their teachers to the bus lot in the afternoons. For the safety of our students, please DO NOT park on the bus lot side of the school or at the Polo Park or Polo Recreation Center. If you are a car rider, please use the car rider line.

    Dismissal Reminders

    You will need to be prompt when picking up your child. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board policy 6112 does not permit students to arrive at school more than 30 minutes before class begins and does not allow them to remain at school more than 15 minutes after class is over. At Speas Global, this means that students should not arrive before 7:25 a.m. or remain after 2:40 p.m. If you need after-school care, please call Imprints at 336-722-6296 or any other after-school program you choose. If you are late picking up your child, a child care fee of $10 per-day can be charged based on Board of Education Policy 3250.2.

    According to WSFCS policy 3250.2 there will be a $10.00 late pick-up fee per day.  If late pick-up fees are not paid at the end of the current school year they will continue to be carried forward each year and will result in the suspension or denial of participation in extra-class activities such as but not limited to:  athletics, attendance at athletic contests, participation in graduation exercises, the school prom or other similar activities, non-athletic teams and squads, school clubs, etc.  After the car rider dismissal line has ended, you will need to come into the office to sign-out and pick up your child. We appreciate cooperation in adhering to these policies.

     

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Last Modified on September 14, 2023