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PCES New Transportation Procedures

Pulaski County Elementary School Implements New Transportation Procedures
The 2019-2020 school year is right around the corner! Monica Bass, PCES Principal, and Katrina Blake,
PCES Assistant Principal want to make parents aware of the changes for picking up students in the
afternoons. These changes are being implemented due to safety concerns. Please adhere to the
following:
• ALL transportation changes MUST be made by calling the front office (783-7275) by 12:00 noon.
NO EXCEPTIONS. Teachers will not accept text messages during the day for transportation
changes.
• If a student will be riding a difference bus, the teacher must be notified in writing, or by calling
the front office by 12:00 noon.
• For the safety of our students, anyone picking up a child as a car rider MUST remain in the
vehicle. You must have a car rider tag displayed with the child’s name on it. Those not
displaying the tag will be asked to park and come into the front office to verify their identity
when picking up a child. Your first car tag will be provided by the school at no charge.
Additional tags can be purchased for $3 each or 2 for $5. These tags can be purchased at Open
House on August 1st
.
• Parents wishing to pick up their child after 2:30 will be expected to wait in the car rider line. No
student will be allowed to sign out after this time unless there is an emergency. We appreciate
your compliance with this rule. The end of the day is a busy time for our office staff and
teachers. Limiting traffic in the front office and minimizing interruptions in the classroom
ensures the accurate delivery of messages and that students go home the correct way.
• Parents picking up students in grades Kindergarten – 2
nd grade should be in the right lane. If you
are picking up students in 3rd grade – 5
th grade, you should be in the left lane.
• All car riders should be picked up NO LATER THAN 3:20 pm.
• If only certain people can pick up your child(ren), a list must be given to the office staff and your
child’s teacher.
We appreciate parents following these procedures. Our goal is to make sure that every child gets home
safely every day.