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Arrival & Dismissal Policy & Form

Please return your child's dismissal form and review our arrival & dismissal procedures.

2019 - 2020 Dismissal Form


The drop-off procedure is as follows:

  • Drop off will take place on the right (church) side of Wilmer Road beginning at the Handicap Ramp and ending at the driveway on Wilmer closest to the Church.
  • Seven (7) cars will unload at one time. · Signs will be posted indicating where the 7 cars should stop to drop off their children. (Ex. Signs will say “Car #1” , “Car #2”, etc.)
  • All cars must wait for all 7 cars to unload before moving forward as a group. No jumping out to the left when you are done unloading your car. Please be patient.
  • As those 7 cars move forward toward Green Village Road, the next 7 cars will move into place to unload.
  • No unloading anywhere else on Wilmer Road will be allowed. Drop off only at the 7 designated spots. (Ex. No unloading on the left side of Wilmer and no unloading farther down the right side of Wilmer)
  • Once students exit their cars, they will walk along a coned path on the sidewalk next to the church and then turn left and continue to follow the coned path to the front door of the school.
  • No parking is allowed on either side of Wilmer during Drop Off.


  • Do not drive into the school parking lot and park at drop off for any reason with children in your car. No students are to be in the active section of the parking lot area during drop off.
  • If any parent(s) need to come in the school for any reason or are going to Mass, we ask that you first drop your children off in the correct designated areas and then park in the parking lot. No student(s) should ever be walking in between cars in the parking lot.
  • Do not cross in the middle of the street on either Wilmer or Green Village Road. Please walk to the corner and cross with the crossing guard.
  • No cars are allowed to pull into the driveway on Green Village between the Church and the Rectory. Cones will be blocking this driveway.

Special Note for Green Ave. Walkers:

  • Walkers will cross Green Avenue with the aid of the crossing guard stationed there.
  • Walkers stay on the right hand side of Wilmer Street.
  • The walkers will then go to the driveway nearest the church and walk straight down the driveway into school
  • Parents of Green Ave. Walkers – please remind your children that they are NOT to be walking in between cars in the active area of the parking lot.


Students will be dismissed on two lines – Green Village Road and the parking lot on Wilmer Street. Students line up in their homerooms and are accompanied by a teacher/aide on the line chosen by the parents. Again please follow the rules for arrival being ever mindful of other cars. Parents may not park in the parking lot of the school nor the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church or the parking lot of the Madison Place condos. If they have business to attend to in SVMS, they are asked to follow the directions for dropping off their child and then drive around the block and enter the parking lot at the entrance section (driveway closest to the Presbyterian Church). NO CHILD MAY ENTER OR EXIT A CAR IN THE PARKING LOT EVEN IF A PARENT IS WITH HIM/HER BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:15 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.

Early Dismissal/Half Day

When the school is scheduled to have a half-day, dismissal will take place as follows:

  • The PreK-3 and Pre-K 4 classes will be dismissed at 11:30a.m.
  • The Kindergarten classes will dismiss at 12:10 p.m.
  • Grades 1 – 8 will dismiss at 12:20 p.m.

There will be no lunch in school for the children on those days.

Children Who Walk Home

Children who are in 4th grade and above are permitted to walk home. Children who walk home from school must bring a note to that effect from the parent on the first day of school. If, during the year, the parent decides that he/she wishes the child to walk home, a note is required at that time.

Children Going Places Other Than Home

For the safety of the children, it is important that any parent giving permission for a child to go elsewhere other than home send a note to the homeroom teacher that day informing her of this. Play dates, children going downtown, children availing of After Care services infrequently, children going home with someone other than the parent, etc. are a few examples of times when such notes are required. In this way, if someone calls because a child is not home, we will know where the child is. Based upon past experience, this is very important.