Drop Off & Pick Up
Supervision begins at 8:00 A.M. for all students. Students are not to arrive before supervision begins unless they are enrolled in childcare or the breakfast program. Once the first bell rings, primary students proceed to the primary playground via the ramp, and upper-grade students wait at the lunch tables until school begins. The play structures, patio, grass areas, planted areas, office, and loading dock are off-limits.
District ARRIVALS POLICY for ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Students (Grades 1-6) are not allowed on campus before 7:45 AM, when breakfast is served. Only students enjoying breakfast from the cafeteria will be permitted access to campus from 7:45 - 8:00 am. The front gate will open at 8:00 a.m daily for student arrival. If you need before school childcare (6:30 am - 7:45 am), please call the CDCC Office at (818) 241-7562.
Parents are responsible for picking up their children promptly when their child is dismissed. To assure their safety, students are not permitted to be picked up from or play in the parking lots or in front of the school. Students must leave campus immediately after dismissal—no waiting for friends or siblings. Students not picked up within 15 minutes after dismissal will be sent to the office to call home and will wait in the office to be signed out.
Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergarten Students exit down the kindergarten ramp. Grades 1-6 students exit depending upon the destination.
- Auditorium ramp (west ramp) - Students who are walking with or without parents to a destination west of school.
- Center Stairs - Students who are picked up by car at the drive-through traffic lane or students walking to the East side of campus, such as the park on Ocean View Blvd.
District DISMISSAL POLICY for ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Students must be picked up at dismissal time. If students have not been picked up by the time the office closes for the day, the Sheriff Department will be contacted to pick up your child. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring your child’s safety before and after school hours.
Because many families are driving their children to and from school, the traffic flow around the school is of great concern. Carpooling is strongly recommended. Please be sure to park on the street if you need to come into the school. For your safety, use crosswalks. The staff parking lots are not to be used for student drop-off or pick-up. If you arrange to pick up your child a short distance from the main entrance of the school to avoid traffic congestion, you must be waiting when he/she arrives. This includes picking up your child at the “turn-around” park and on other surface streets. Please be aware that supervision of students is provided only at the traffic safety lane in front of the school and only immediately after dismissal. Children may not wait unsupervised for older siblings or friends.
DROP OFF/PICK UP IN FRONT OF SCHOOL:
A safety lane exists for student drop-off and pick-up. Please remember to pull up as far as you can along the safety lane and when dropping off or picking up your child(ren). Do not drop off or pick up your children at any other area in the drive-through lane. Children are to enter and exit cars from the passenger side only. When picking up, if you don’t see your child, drive around again. Safety volunteers will help direct traffic and assist students getting into and out of their cars. Please give these volunteers your courtesy and respect. For safety reasons, the parking lots are not to be used.
DROP OFF/PICK UP AT OCEAN VIEW BLVD:
Enter the driveway from the north entrance. A loading zone has been developed for student drop-off and pick-up. Please remember to pull up as far as you can along the loading zone when dropping off or picking up your child(ren). Children are to enter and exit cars from the passenger side only. When picking up, if you don’t see your child, drive around again. You must pick up your children immediately after their dismissal. There is no supervision of students. Children may not wait unsupervised for older siblings or friends. Remember, if you are parking your car, do so only in marked parking spaces. Please observe the four no parking areas in the park. Parking in these areas contributes to traffic congestion and compromises the safety of the children! For safety reasons do not use the parking lots for drop off and pick up.