We have had a great first week here at LILA! We hope you and your students are all adjusting to the new schedules and routines. Here are a few pertinent school reminders to keep this positive trend going along:
Morning traffic has been moving along very well! Please consider arriving early to relieve car congestion just before our 7:50am start time. School doors open at 7:15am, and students may go to their classrooms at 7:25am.
Families using the morning church lot option: please do your part to help traffic and students move quickly and carefully. Students may walk independently to the school doors if they are able to do so responsibly, otherwise they will need to be accompanied by a parent.
Afternoon pick-up at the church lot should also move along quickly. As much as we value building community at LILA, we ask that you pick up your child(ren) and exit the lot as soon as possible to avoid traffic congestion and to thin the crowd of people at the east end of the property. Doing so will help to keep all students on-task and safe as they watch for their family members.
Walkers who need to cross 11th Ave. should do so at the crosswalk, where the flashing lights and crossing guard can assist in keeping everyone safe. Along with your signature on the walking form comes the responsibility to teach your child(ren) the best path home. Please make sure it is understood what is safe and acceptable. REMINDER: RIDING THE BUS IS THE SAFEST WAY HOME.
We ask that, as the temperature allows, you keep any pets inside vehicles. Animals can be quite distracting for students and make managing student safety difficult for staff.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS OF 5TH GRADERS & YOUNGER SIBLINGS:
5th grade students may wait for their rides in the annex parking lot if they have a signed form. Younger siblings, however, may not cross to the annex lot, and should instead wait at the church lot with the 5th grade sibling.
AND LAST, A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE BEEN TURNING RIGHT AS YOU EXIT OUR PARKING LOT! IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.
Thank you for making our first week a success!