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Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Arrival Procedures

Students Arriving for Morning Care (beginning at 6:45 a.m.): 

  • Students should be dropped off at the cafeteria entrance.

Students Walking to Highcliff Elementary each day: 

  • Walkers should enter through the Timberlane entrance of the school. Students should enter the school grounds with the assistance of the crossing guard.   

Students Riding the Bus: 

  • All students will enter the school through the Entrance closest to Timberlane Drive.

Students Transported in a Personal Vehicle: 

  • Cars should proceed to the end of the island and briefly pause to allow students to exit the vehicle. Students should cross in front of all buses into the school through the entrance closest to Timberlane Drive. Vehicles are not allowed to stop and park in this parking lot. In the event that you require additional time to exit your vehicle please park in the church parking lot across the street, cross at the crosswalk with the assistance of the crossing guard and enter through the main entrance. Anyone accompanying students into the building must stop in the office to sign in and obtain a visitor’s pass.  


Dismissal Procedures

Students Walking Home Each Day: 

  • Each student must bring a note signed from a parent or guardian on the first day of school granting permission for the child to walk to and from school each day.  Students walking home will be dismissed through the exit closest to Timberlane Drive, proceed up the sidewalk along the school and cross the parking with the assistance of school personnel to meet the crossing guard.

Students Riding the Bus: 

  • Students will be dismissed through the exit nearest Timberlane Drive and the Cafeteria exit to meet buses lined up in the bus lanes in front of the building.

Students Leaving in a Personal Vehicle:

  • Students being picked up from school at the end of the day should send a note to school to alert school officials.  The note should include the name of the individual picking up the Highcliff student.
  • All individuals picking up a Highcliff student must park their vehicle in a designated parking spot in the church parking lot across Peony Avenue.
  • Individuals should cross Peony Avenue by Herge Field and wait outside of the doors closest to Timberlane Drive for students to be dismissed.
  • Each child must make visual contact with the individual picking them up and alert the staff member on duty before being allowed to leave the building.
  • As you return to your vehicle, please excercise extreme caution. 
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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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