Friendly Reminders

Grant Park #6 Transportation

As you may be aware, the District has reduced one bus route for the 2011-2012 school year.  Unfortunately, the district was forced to make this decision due to the lack of transportation funding/reimbursement received from the state of Illinois.  As expected, our buses are now close to full capacity and the District will need to ensure that registered riders have adequate space.  Therefore, we cannot allow “non-registered” riders to be transported to other locations, including the homes of classmates.

This change does not include Babysitting requests.  Babysitting requests are still being honored by the district.  If your child has a specific babysitting drop off or if that drop off changes please communicate that information to your child’s respective school secretary.

The safety of your child/children is of the upmost importance to our staff.  We have reviewed many of the procedures for bus safety and do ask that you actively communicate with the school if there are changes regarding pick-up and drop-off locations.

Changes in Student(s) End of Day Routine

If you are going to pick your student(s) up afterschool and this is a change from his / her normal end of day routine please make sure you send a note to their teacher so they can put them in the correct line.  This will help to elevate the confusion that arises from these situations.  If you forget to send a note please call the elementary office by 10:00AM notifying us of the change.

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up & Walkers

Parents / guardians who drive their student(s) to and from school are reminded that student Drop- Off and Pick-Up is located in the North Parking lot behind the Hamann Center (Box Gym Entrance).  The same entrance is used for our walkers.  This Drop-Off / Pick-Up site allows parents and students to be safely away from the school busses. 

The Drop-Off / Pick-Up Door will open at 7:55AM to receive students in the Morning.  After 8:10AM parents must bring their student(s) to the elementary school office.  Any student who arrives after 8:10 is considered tardy.  In the P.M. car riders and walkers will be released out the Pick-Up Door by 3:15PM.

Circle Drive

No cars are to be in the circle drive between 7:40 AM and 8:10 AM and between 2:55 PM and 3:30 PM.  This time is allocated for buses only.