Before/After School, Drop off/Pickup, End of day, Bus Riding

  • The safety of our students is of utmost importance to us. Supervision will be provided from 8:15-8:25 on our playground for your convenience. There is no playground supervision after school. Students are not to be on campus before 8:15 am (9:15 am LSW) or after 3:05 pm.

    If you need supervision you can contact the YMCA as they offer before and after school care for a fee. The YMCA contact number is 360-705-2642.

    STUDENT DROP OFF PROCEDURES
    When students are dropped off in the morning before school, vehicles must be in the right lane and students must exit the right side of the vehicle. Once students are dropped off, drivers must move into the left lane to exit the parking lot. The right lane is exclusively a drop off lane and the left lane is the pull-thru lane. Please be respectful of other drivers and students when dropping off as this ensures the safety of our students. 

    PICKING UP CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL
    Please remember to bring your ID as it is required for picking any student before, during or after school. We ask that parents send a note to school with their child to notify the teacher if a student will be picked up before regular dismissal time. When picking students up, please come to the office, and your child will meet you there. If someone other than a parent is picking up the student, be sure you send written authorization indicating that. To ensure the safety of our students, all students who are picked up from school must be signed out in the log book in the office when checked out during the day. When picking up students after school, parents are to meet students and sign them out in the cafeteria with photo ID. Please do not ask your child to meet you in the hallway or parking lot.

    As school attendance is important and early pick-ups are disruptive to the educational process, we encourage parents to wait until school is dismissed before picking up their child, whenever possible.

    END OF DAY PROCEDURES
    The office has a record for each student for the end of the day pickup. If there is a change from the normal routine, either bus, parent pickup, or Y-Care, a note is required.  If you are unable to send a note with your student, you may email sw_attendance@ycs.wednet.edu by 2:00 p,m.  Verbal directions to your child cannot be accepted as a change. If you have set up a schedule change for certain days of every week, we will automatically write a note indicating that change. Please notify the office, in writing, with any changes.

    RIDING THE BUS
    Our bus drivers review the bus rules with students at the beginning of the year. If you have questions about busing or need a copy of the rules, please call our transportation department at 360-458-3300.

    If it is necessary to make a bus change (permanent or temporary), please email sw_attendance@ycs.wednet.edu prior to 2:00 PM.

    BICYCLE/WALKING
    Due to the heavy traffic on Yelm Highway, students are not permitted to ride bicycles or walk to school.