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Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Arrival Procedures
Students not riding the bus to school and not attending Morning Care should be dropped off at the main entrance of the school. Please follow the guidelines below for morning drop-off:
  • For student safety, use the right lane only – do not pass.
  • Drivers must stay in the vehicle.
  • Drivers should pull as far forward as possible.
  • Students should have backpacks ready to exit vehicles quickly.
  • Students should exit the vehicle near the sidewalk, not the driver side.
  • If parents need to enter the school or help children exit the car, parking spaces in the parking lot must be used, and parents will need to escort students through the crosswalk.
  • After your child has exited your vehicle, keep moving in a single lane. A staff member wearing an orange vest will be greeting your child at the front door.
  • Students must be dropped off at the curb in the front of the school – only students escorted by an adult may be dropped off in the parking lot.
  • Parents who need to enter the school for a meeting or to visit the office must go directly to the office. For the safety of all our students, only students, staff and registered visitors are permitted inside the school.

Students may arrive at school after 8:55 a.m. each day. Supervision for students arriving before 8:55 a.m. is only provided as follows:

  • Morning Care Program: 7:15 to 8:55 a.m. – $3.50 per day - Enter through the cafeteria entrance at the side of the school for Morning Care.
  • NHSD Before-School Program: 8:40 to 8:55 a.m. – No Cost. The Before-School Program will operate on regular school days when the Morning Care program also is offered. Students enter at the main school entrance to attend the Before-School Program.

Dismissal Procedures 

Changing After-school Dismissal Plans for Your Child:

  • If your child will be picked up at the end of the day, a signed note must be sent to school in the morning indicating who will pick up your child. In the case of an emergency, please call the school office as soon as possible so the appropriate staff members can be informed of the change. Changes made late in the afternoon will be difficult to communicate efficiently. 

Because children do not always remember or adequately communicate their involvement in after-school programs, a note from parents/guardians is needed each day that a student is staying after school to participate in a program.  For example, if your child will be staying on a particular day for any after-school activity, a note must be sent to school that morning. The note will be kept by the classroom teacher as a reminder for the end of the day.  In addition, if teachers are absent, the note will allow substitutes to have the correct information for your child at their fingertips. 

Student Pick-Up Procedures:

Please follow the guidelines below for student pick-up at afternoon dismissal:

  • Dismissal occurs at 3:45 p.m. each day.
  • Parents must park and come to meet their children outside the main entrance doors. Students being picked up (other than assigned walkers) may not leave the school until the staff member in charge of dismissal (wearing an orange vest in the front lobby) has dismissed them.
  • Students will not be dismissed from the building until the parent is present. (The only exception is students who are assigned to be walkers).
  • Vehicles may be parked near the curb in front of the school up to the crosswalk. The left lane is reserved for moving traffic only.
  • For additional parking, vehicles may park perpendicular to the parked cars in the front parking lot.
  • Once a student is dismissed, families need to move away from the main enterance quickly to minimize confusion and allow staff to safely monitor dismissal.  
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North Hills School District
135 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Phone: 412-318-1000 Fax: 412-318-1084
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