Students may arrive at the main building between 8:30 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. at the following designated entrances. Students can enter the building for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. School begins at 8:45 a.m.
Enter via Monroe Street, Door #12
Enter via Adams Street, Door #1
Enter via Adams Street, Door #10 and #11
In order to make drop off as safe and smooth as possible, please adhere to the following guidelines:
Ensure that your Superstar is prepared to exit the vehicle quickly
Adhere to prompts from Skinner West’s crossing guards
DO NOT park in the crosswalks or bus lanes
Be patient and neighborly to keep our Superstars safe
Adams Street drop off:
Arrive via Adams Street
Throop will be blocked for through traffic
Drop off on Adams and Throop (near the crosswalk)
Proceed westbound on Adams
Monroe Street drop off:
Arrive via Monroe Street
Drop off on Monroe and Throop
Continue eastbound on Monroe
Students may arrive at the Branch between 8:40 a.m. and 8:50 a.m.at the following entrance:
Pre-K and Kindergarten
Main dooron Aberdeen Street and go directly to the lunchroom.
(Teachers and staff will guide children. Parents are not allowed in the building.)
2nd - 8th grade students will be dismissed outside for parent pick-up
Pre-K and K
3:40 p.m. (Pre-K)
3:40 (All kindergarten classes)
Main door on Aberdeen Street (Branch students)
Monroe Street, Door #12 (Main building students)
All pre-K and kindergarten students (regardless of building) must be picked-up and signed out by a parent or older sibling with parent consent.
Monroe Street, Door #12
Adams Street, Door #1
Adams Street, Door #10 and #11
Adams Street pick up:
Form a line on Adams
Pick up on Adams and Throop (near the crosswalk)
Parking in the bus lane on Adams is prohibited
Parking in the crosswalk is prohibited
Monroe Street pick up:
Pick up on Monroe and Throop
Traffic along Adams and Monroe streets is extremely congested during drop-off and pick-up. Whitney Young and the Chicago Police Training Division are our neighbors and have similar schedules. Following these guidelines can help ease traffic and keep everyone safe:
Drive slowly and come to a full and complete stop at all stop signs. We want to keep our Superstars and their familiessafe while crossing the streets!
Obey the crossing guards (and give them a smile, please!).They are here to help traffic flow.
Remind students to look both ways before crossing any street.
DO NOT block the bus lanes. You will be asked to move.
DO NOT double park. This may be difficult, but double parking narrows the streets, blocks other parents in, and causes even more traffic back-up.
DO NOT block parking lot driveways at either building. These lots are for teachers and staff.
We recommend walking or taking public transportation to drop-off and pick-up. If this is not possible, consider parking further away from the school buildings and walking over to pick-up your students.