ARRIVAL AND DISMISSALArrival
In the morning, students may come into the 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 through the main entrance before 7:55 a.m. Bus riders enter through the cafeteria.
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 lines to direct traffic efficiently. Parking in the bus lot is permitted in the morning. Please ensure your vehicle is moved from the bus lot 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 lates 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. If 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. Pre-K students are the only students who must be escorted to their class and signed in daily per state regulations.
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 or gym is not permitted. Pre-K parents are the exception as students must be signed-out daily per state regulations. Pre-K dismissal is at 2:10. Pre-K family vehicles are the only ones allowed in the bus lot in the afternoon and they will have vacated the lot by 2:15 at the latest.
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 in 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.
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.