We are excited to welcome our current/new students and their families to Pleasant Union. Below are some reminders for the new school year.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 2014-2015:
Pleasant Union opens its doors for students at 8:45. We encourage our students to arrive by 9:05 so that they are ready to begin the instructional day at 9:15 a.m.
Carpool begins at 8:45. Please remember to drive safely through the carpool circle. Our Safety Patrol will greet you and assist getting your child out of the car. Cell phones should be turned off until exiting the carpool circle. Also remember to use the main parking if you choose to park and pick up your child. Our back parking lot is for staff.
The instructional day concludes at 3:45. At that time, carpool students are dismissed to the cafeteria to await hearing their number so that they can exit to the carpool area. Please remind your child to be a good listener so that they will promptly move to the carpool loading area.
Bus students remain in the classroom until their bus color is called. At that time students walk to the front hall, line up and move to their respective buses.
Students are dismissed to the gym or to additional after school programs (golf & tennis, Kidsart, Science Program) at 4:00.
Daily bus dismissal times are posted on the PUE Twitter site, @PUEbusUpdates after leaving the school. In addition, we are in the process of testing a texting system that would push dismissal information directly to your cell phone. Mrs. Hunt, our Assistant Principal will be sharing more about this with bus riders this week.
Wake County School Policy requires all kindergarten and 1st grade students to have an adult present at the bus stop in order for drop-off to occur. K/1st grade children will be returned to school if an adult is not at the bus stop to receive them.
Early Student Check-Out:
In order to protect your child’s instructional time at school, any parent and/or guardian who is checking out a student prior to Pleasant Union’s regularly scheduled 3:45 p.m. dismissal time, must do so by 3:15 p.m. After 3:15 p.m., parents or guardians will be required to utilize our carpool or wait in the office until 3:45 to pick up your child. We use the same policy on Early Release Days. Please pick up by 12:45 for appointments. School is dismissed at 1:15. Please consider this policy when scheduling appointments for your child after school.
Parents and guardians who are already on campus to volunteer in their child’s classroom and/or to attend a classroom event may check out their child directly from his/her classroom. If a parent has multiple children at our school, sibling names may be provided to our main office staff prior to 3:15 p.m. At the 3:45 p.m. dismissal bell, siblings will be released to their parent’s designated volunteer location.
• Car poolers are to use the designated front pick up circle only.
• Carpool tags must be hung in the rearview mirror. If you are in need of a carpool tag please arrange to pick up a tag in the office.
• Please refrain from using cell phones while going through the carpool line.
• Please cue up in a single line around the traffic “horse shoe” until 3:15. After that, a double line may be formed.
• Pull forward to the first available cone for loading and unloading children.
• Children should only load and unload in the designated loading zone on the passenger side of your vehicle.
Grades 1-5 Open House Dates:
Tracks 1, 2, and 3 Open House will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd beginning at 6:30. Track 4 Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 12th also starting at 6:30. Two sessions will be offered for each class so that parents can attend each of their child’s classroom sessions.
Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about all of the exciting and meaningful learning opportunities that Pleasant Union has to offer your children during the 2014-2015 school year. Teachers will share specific curricular and logistical information about the new school year.