• Student Arrival Protocol 

*All students will be required to have their masks on and worn correctly, covering their nose and mouth. 

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to drive students to school each day.
  • The SHES parking lot will be closed except for staff members during student arrival and dismissal. 
  • SHES will be a closed campus to all non essential school workers and essential volunteers.
  • Session 1 students are encouraged to arrive between 8:05 - 8:25, no later than 8:25, in order to be ready for the start of their learning day @ 8:30.
  • Session 2 students are encouraged to arrive between 11:40 - 12:00, no later than 12:00 in order to be ready for the start of their learning day @ 12:05.
  • Student temperatures will be taken inside their car by staff.
  • 2nd - 5th grade students will be escorted safely across the crosswalk by staff supervised SSP ( School Safety Patrol)
  • Students grades 1st - 5th  will enter campus, adhering to safe social distancing through the big playground gate. 


  • TK & K students will meet their teacher at a designated area in the front courtyard area of the school building. Students will maintain social distancing.
  • All students will proceed directly to their designated cohort meeting area on the big playground, once they exit their cars.
  • Students will access hand sanitizer upon entering the gate. 

  • Cohort meeting areas will be adequately distanced to adhere to state and district social distancing guidelines.
  • Teachers will meet students on the blacktop at 8:25am.
  • Teaching and learning begins promptly @ 8:30 & 12:05 respectively.  
  • Staff will supervise the main playground and front of the school as per duty schedule. 
  • Teachers will create a routine of students using hand sanitizer on the way into the classroom (every time they enter). 
  • Student Arrival Via Bus

    For students riding the bus, screenings will take place before boarding. 
  • Students will get off the bus and walk through the main playground gate and proceed directly to the designated cohort meeting spot. 


Student Dismissal 

  • Students who go to ESS will be dismissed first from their classroom and/or picked          ( TK/K/1) up by ESS staff and walked to the ESS classrooms.

  • AM session dismissal will be facilitated by Character Coaches per hallway. Teachers can dismiss students from their doorway and students will walk with CC to designated spot, in front of the school for pick up. 

    •   45 non ESS kiddos only to get picked up in front of school

  • PM session students will be accompanied by their teacher to the front of the school, using designated routes, ( see attached map of routes) in order to maintain adequate social distancing in the hallways. Once settled, teachers can leave students with supervisors. 

  • Each PM classroom cohort will have a designated dismissal spot in front of the school. TK/K classes will get picked up from the same spot as when the arrived. 

  • Students who walk home will be immediately dismissed from cohort dismissal spot. 

  • Students who are picked up, will wait with their teacher, until their ride is in the pick up zone. 

  • Parents will have a student name/grade/teacher card ( provided by the school) placed in clear view on their dashboard or front window.  

  • Families will pull forward into the pick up zones, students names will be announced, teachers will dismiss students, students will walk to the pick up zone and enter their car.

  • Support staff will manage dismissal. 

  • Teachers will have walkie talks to help assist in the process.

  • Students who ride the bus will exit through the main gate and get on the bus following established district safety and health guidelines. Teachers will monitor and assist as needed.  


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