Mark T. Skinner West School

Drop - Off & Pick - Up Procedures 

  September 2, 2012 

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                  PROCEDURES   REMINDERS



 Dear Parents, 


Students may not be dropped off before 8:00 a.m.  Based on new CPS policy, teachers will not be available to supervise students before 8:30 a.m.  We  have a very limited number of educational support staff to assist with supervision of students  before 8:30 a.m. We really need parent volunteers on a daily basis between 8:00-8:30 to help with  supervision in the lunchroom, gym and greeting students at the Monroe St. drop-off point. Just pick up an orange vest near the security desk and spend a half hour with us to help maintain order and safety.   


Drop - Offs 

Parents must drop their children off on the Monroe Street side of the building.  This year the Monroe Street door will be open between

8:00 - 8:40 a.m. for students to enter.  After 8:40 a.m., the Monroe Street door will be locked and students must enter the building through the main entrance and get a tardy slip. 


Please do not park or try to drop off on Adams Street in the bus drop-off zone.  We will have twenty-one CPS buses  and additional private transportation vans  dropping off in this area.  Please help to maintain  safety and  smooth operations by adhering to the policy. 


If students want breakfast in the morning, they should go directly into the lunchroom to get breakfast.  Breakfast is served from 

8:15 - 8:40 a.m.  If 5th - 8th graders are not eating breakfast, they should report directly to the gym.  Kindergarten - 4th graders should report directly to the lunchroom. 


To help relieve some of the congestion in the halls we are asking parents  with strollers to park them next to the security desk before going to any classroom.



Pick - Ups 

Kindergartners must be picked up from inside the gym.


First graders will be picked up from the lunchroom.


Students in 2nd - 8th grades will be dismissed outside  in front of the building on the Adams Street side.  


Students waiting to be picked up by a parent will be dismissed outside on the Adams Street side of the building supervised by Skinner Staff until 3:40 p.m.(ten minutes).  After 3:40 p.m., late pick ups will be brought inside the vestibule and parents will be charged a $10.00 late fee.  Parents MUST make arrangements to have their child picked up on time everyday.   We do not have staff to supervise late pick - ups.  We have three after school programs (STAR, Skinner Park & Union Park) which parents should look into if they need after school care. 


Teacher Availability 

This year teachers will not have  time before school to meet with parents.  Parents must make an appointment to see the teacher.  Appointments can be made via the teacher's page on the Skinner website, calling the office or by sending a note to the teacher.


Avoid a Ticket 

Please do not block any driveways in the community area , double park or block a crosswalk while dropping off or picking up your child. 


Thank you  for your cooperation in adhering to these procedures. We are looking forward to another safe and orderly school year. 



Deborah M. Clark  


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