Listed below are the arrival and dismissal procedures for the OSP Campus.  These procedures allow for a smooth, safe, and efficient process.  We ask for your patience the first few weeks of school as we all adjust to the routine of arrival and dismissal.  Most important to us, is that all the children arrive and dismiss safely.

Sincerely,

Erin Horne, Danielle Kelly, and Courtney Britton

 

Arrival

School doors will open at 7:35-7:55 and at 11:50 (PM Preschool).  Morning drop off will conclude at 7:55.  This will allow your child 5 minutes to get into the classroom.  For Kindergarten-3rd Grade tardies will be recorded beginning at 8:00 A.M. When the school door opens, staff members and parent volunteers will be stationed curbside to assist the children.

 

If driving Kindergarten -3rd Graders,

  1. Drive on Des Plaines Street.
  2. Pull into the first available spot at the curb in the loading zone, as far south as possible.  Do not leave your car unattended in the loading zone during drop –off.
  3. Allow a staff member or parent help your child out of the car.
  4. Carefully pull away from the curb.
  5. If you want to bring your child into school, please find a legal parking space.

 

If driving preschool children,

  1. Enter the west driveway from Adams Street just west of the OSP Church Rectory.
  2. Pull into the first available spot at the curb in the loading zone, as far forward as possible.  Do not leave your car unattended in the loading zone during drop-off.
  3. Allow a staff member or parent help your child out of the car.
  4. Carefully pull away from the curb and exit onto Monroe.
  5. If you want to bring your child into school, please find a legal parking space.
  6. PM preschool students will follow the above procedure.  Teachers will be present to open car doors and greet students from 11:50 am until 12:00 pm.

If walking, it is very important to use the crosswalks. Do not cross in the middle of the street.  Please note, FXW will remind you of this important safety measure.

Dismissal

There are multiple dismissal times:

  • 11:00 AM Preschool
  • 2:30 Preschool with no Kindergarten-3rd Grade carpool/siblings
  • 3:00  PM Preschool, Preschool with Kindergarten-3rd Grade carpool/siblings, and Kindergarten-3rd Graders

 

It is very important to send to the school’s attention, all routine carpool groupings so the school can bring the children outside accordingly.  Please send this to Monica Alvarez’s attention or email her at alvarezm@fxw.org.  Also do not make plans to pick up your child earlier (2:00 Preschool or 2:30 Kindergarten-3rd) as it disrupts the dismissal procedure.

 

K-3rd Grade Dismissal

  1. When picking up Kindergarten-3rd graders, please enter the dismissal line by going Southbound on Des Plaines.
  2. At dismissal there are two lanes for cars.  Please pull forward to the first available spot.
  3. If the line is backed up beyond the intersection, do not block the intersection. Wait in a single file line until space becomes available.
  4. Parents and caregivers may not park along the north side of Adams Street.  This blocks the back ally pick up line.
  5. The children will be dismissing from a spot along the sidewalk.  Please pick-up your child from the teacher.  Teachers will be holding signs with room numbers for your reference.
  6. Immediately proceed to your car and carefully exit the lane.
  7. If you need to enter the school for any reason, please find a legal parking space and do so.
  8. At all times, cross only at crosswalks.

 

Preschool Dismissal

We ask families and caregivers of those dismissing at 2:30 to not arrive prior to 2:15.  For those that dismiss at 3:00, you should not arrive prior to 2:45. If you arrive early for the 3:00 dismissal, you will be asked to move your car out of the line or drive around.  Be sure to have your family sign displayed on the right side of the car.

 

  1. All Preschool children and their carpool and/or siblings will be dismissed out the west driveway.   Enter the west driveway from Adams Street just west of the OSP Church Rectory.
  2. If the line is backed up beyond the intersection, do not block the intersection.  Wait in a single file line.
  3. Move forward to the first available space along the curb.
  4. The teachers will walk the children to your car.
  5. Immediately proceed through the driveway and exit onto Monroe.
  6. Do not leave your car unattended.  If you need to enter the school for any reason, please find a legal parking space and do so.

 

Children boarding the bus to HNC will board on Des Plaines at 3:10 and will arrive at the HNC Campus at 3:30 on Wabash Avenue.

o   Parents of OSP children must pick up their child from the bus on Wabash at 3:30.

o   If you do not pick up your child by 3:40, your child will be brought into HNC’s Extended Day Program.  You must check in with the HNC front receptionist and sign your child out.

 

Teachers will be outside with children until 11:10 (AM Preschool), 2:40 (Preschool), and 3:10 (Kindergarten-3rd Grade and those with siblings). If students are not picked up ten minutes after their dismissal time, they will wait in the reception area (AM Preschool) or will be checked into the Extended Day Program. A minimum $25 late fee will be assessed.  For further information, please refer to the Parent Handbook.

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