Morning Drop Off and School Dismissal Procedures
Please do not block residential driveways or bus lanes
Follow the traffic pattern (in the DeLong handbook found under resources)
Upper parking lot is closed from 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Follow school zone speed limits and be aware of crosswalks and crossing guards
Lunch/Recess Schedule Changes
We want to share with you an important change that we have
made to our lunch/recess schedules. We have combined Kindergarten and Third
grade and Second and First grade in the lunchroom and playground, while adding
additional support staff. We have lengthened the time that our dragons are at
lunch and recess, by 5 minutes to ensure enough time to get through the lunch
line and eat lunch. While, for two of our 4 lunches, we are combining grades,
we have increased staff for safety and efficiency.
This change of
going from 6 lunches, to 4 lunches, allows for our students to spend more time
in an academic setting, as well as allow myself, Mr. Konishi, our counseling
staff and paraeducators more time in classrooms supporting our teachers in their
effort to provide rigorous, engaging lessons for our students. While this
change does mean that 2 of our lunches have more students in the lunchroom and
on the playground together, it also means that we all can place our focus more
intentionally where it belongs, on our students learning! We thank you, as
always for your continued support in our endeavors to grow the greatest kids in
all of Tacoma at DeLong!