Arrival & Departure


Staff supervision of students begins at 7:45 a.m. For safety reasons, no students are to arrive at school before 7:45 a.m. except for those children who have breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Student Drop Off

Adults delivering children to school should drop them off at the front of the school. We have a much larger area provided so that more cars can line up for drop-off and keep the flow of traffic moving on Montongo Street. We encourage our families to cross only at the crosswalk. Crossing in the middle of the street is unsafe for our students and their families. The city of San Diego has taken away many of the red-zone curbs to provide more parking for our families.


Parents may drop off students the kinder gate. Welcome squad will walk students to their line up area. Following drop-off, parents should leave campus.

Grades 1-5:

Students who eat breakfast are to go directly to the cafeteria. Students will walk through main gate and line up on their number. Students are not to go to their classrooms for any reason. Supervision is provided in the cafeteria area, the NEST and various high traffic points on campus.

For safety reasons, our parking lot will remain closed to through traffic during peak hours at opening and closing school times.

Please note the parking lot in front of the school is reserved for staff.


Our award-winning Safety Patrol helps provide safe travel to and from school.


The San Diego Police Department requests that only students in grades four and above ride bicycles to school. Although the school has designated an area behind the 40's building for students to park bicycles, the San Diego Unified School District is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of use to any bicycle, equipment or article left in or around this area. All such risk is assumed by the student.

All bicycles should have locks and licenses. Students are urged to secure their bicycles in an appropriate manner by using a quality lock and chain or other device.

Helmets are required by California law. Students not wearing helmets may lose the privilege of parking a bike on school grounds. As defined in Vehicle Code Section 21212, any person younger than 18 must wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet when riding a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, or when wearing in-line or roller skates. Helmets must also meet the standards of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).


Students are dismissed promptly at 2:20 p.m. (12:25 p.m. Thursdays) and should leave campus immediately upon dismissal.

Student Pick Up

Please meet your child at the front of the school. The front curb is painted green to indicate 15-minute stopping and white for 3-minute stopping. Signs are posted to assist you. Cars are not to enter the parking lot at any time between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please ensure the safety of all students by not parking in the bus loading area, and remind your child(ren) never to cross the street without a crossing guard present. The school's main concerns are the health and safety of your children.

Specific dismissal procedures vary by grade level, as indicated below:

TK/Kindergarten: Students are dismissed from the classroom area by their teacher upon seeing a responsible adult or older sibling. Older siblings must come to the kindergarten yard to pick up younger siblings.
Grades 1-2: Students are dismissed from the classroom area by their teacher upon seeing a responsible adult or older sibling. Older siblings must come to the kindergarten yard to pick up younger siblings.
Grades 3-5: Teachers dismiss students from the classroom and they are to leave campus via the front entrance. If they are responsible for a younger student, they must go to the front of school or the kindergarten yard to pick them up and then promptly head home.
PrimeTime Extended Day Program Students: After school licensed day care program students are dismissed from their classroom.. Kindergarten,1,2 students are picked up at their classrooms by a staff member.

If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up a student, please go to the front office. You may be asked to provide identification. Please review the Visitors Policy page for additional information.

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