• Car Rider Drop-off and Afternoon Pick-up Procedures

    School begins at 7:30 a.m. The late bell is at 7:40 a.m. Student drop-off begins at 6:45 a.m. when adults are at their duty stations. Please follow school procedures for the safety of your child and all of the children at Burgess Elementary School.

    Morning Procedures 

    Our parking lot is small, so please come through the car rider line if at all possible (there is seldom a line from 7:05 a.m. to 7:20 a.m.)

    If walking inside the school, stay with your child until you have crossed the walk at Turtle One. There is an adult there to help you cross safely. Please DO NOT drop your child off in the parking lot.

    Do not double park. It backs up traffic, is not safe, and it sets a bad example for children.

    If the adults are walking from their duty stations, it is 7:40, your child is late, and you must walk into the school to sign them in so they’ll be counted present for the day.

    Thank you for monitoring your child until he or she is safely in our care.

    Afternoon Procedures

    All Burgess Elementary students must have a car visor hang tag if they are car riders, permanently or randomly. These blue tags should hang from the rearview mirror from the time you arrive on the property until your child is in the car with you. Safety is our main concern. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

     If your child is an afternoon car rider, please make sure you follow our Car Rider Procedures. Copies of these procedures were distributed at Open House and include:

    • All afternoon car riders must be picked up in the car rider loop at the front of the building.
    • Drivers should remain in the car as students are picked up.
    • Teachers on duty will assist students as they enter the cars.
    • Drivers should pull all the way up.
    • Drivers must have a blue car tag from the Front Office.
    • Drivers should display this car tag inside the car in the front windshield.

    Please do not ask to sign your child out after 2:10 unless you have an emergency situation. A doctor’s appointment is not considered an emergency. We do not interrupt classes during the last part of the day as this is the time homework assignments are given, notices to go home are given out, and any special instructions are given for the next day.