We have carefully devised a schedule for arrival and departure to accommodate many families in our small parking lot. Arriving and departing at these times not only allows your child to have the consistency of the same routine everyday, but also allows these potentially hectic times to run more smoothly. You are invited to park your car and walk you child in or pick them up anytime. We suggest that you park on the same side of the street as the school to allow the “drive through” process to work smoothly. Please hold hands with your child when not inside the school grounds, as there are many vehicles at one time, coming and going.
|Trailblazers||Preschool to age 5||8:30-8:45 each day||Half day: 11:45-12:00 each day
Full day: 2:15-2:30 Monday-Thursday, 12:15-12:30 Friday
|Stargazers||Preschool to kindergarten (ages 3-6)||8:30-8:45 each day||2:30-2:45 Monday-Thursday, 12:30-12:45 Friday|
|Explorers||1st to 3rd grade (ages 6-9)||8:15-8:30 each day||2:45-3:00 Monday-Thursday, 12:45-1:00 Friday|
|Philosophers||4th to 6th grade (ages 9-12)||8:15-8:30 each day||2:45-3:00 Monday-Thursday, 12:45-1:00 Friday|
Our Trailblazer and Stargazer classrooms are strictly peanut-free zones.
Each morning and afternoon there are teachers stationed at the gate to welcome your child to school or walk them to the car in the afternoon. When you drive up, a teacher will help your child from the car and then you exit from the circular driveway. This process has worked well, especially for those who have other children in the car or those whose children have a hard time with the transition times; there is a clear arrangement of the transition. Primary Class children (Trailblazers and Stargazers) need to be signed in and out each day as required by law. Please be patient if you are in the drive through line behind these cars as it takes a little longer to buckle them into their car seats and to have their parents sign in or out. Thank you for your patience and compliance with our small parking lot.
Sign-In & Sign-Out Procedures
For Trailblazers, Stargazers, and Extended Care Only
The State of California requires signing your child in and out of the Montessori Children’s School. Please put the time and your full signature (no initials please) in the appropriate box next to your child’s name on the sign-in/sign-out sheet.