McCarver Elementary School –
Arrival and Dismissal Guidelines
• Drop-offs & pick-ups are in the loading zone on J Street. • Please help
us maintain a safe arrival and dismissal process. We recognize that some
of our systems may be an inconvenience, but the intent is to keep students,
families and staff safe. We have worked closely with the Risk Management
Office, The Tacoma Police Department and the City of Tacoma to develop the
safest drop-off and pick-up system.
• Doors open and breakfast begins NO EARLIER than 8:30 a.m. If children arrive prior to this time, we cannot
guarantee supervision due to morning staff meetings and commitments. • We begin
teaching promptly at 9:00. If your child arrives
late, they miss valuable core instruction time. Please do all that you
can to have them arrive on time. If, however, they are late, they need to
check in the office for a late note.
• Please avoid early pickups. Our teachers use every second for
instruction. Early dismissals cause students to miss out on critical
information: homework expectations, lesson review and expectations for the next
day. • All changes in bussing/walking home must be submitted in writing 24
hours in advance to avoid error and the ensure student safety. Due to the
safety of our students, NO CHANGES TO END OF DAY TRANSPORTATION PLANS AFTER 3:05PM. • Please pick your student up promptly at 3:30. Students remaining in the office at 4:00pm will be referred to Tacoma Police Department &
Child Protective Services.