Staff supervision of students begins at 7:30 a.m. For safety reasons, no students are to arrive at school before 7:30 a.m. except for those children who are enrolled in the before school PrimeTime Program or plan to eat breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:20 a.m.
The parking lot is closed each morning from 7:25 AM to 8:00 AM to ensure students' safe arrival to the campus. Adults delivering children to school should leave them off at the sidewalk in front of the school on Printwood Way. Students may also be dropped off near the Cannington Street gate after 7:30 AM. We encourage families to use the cross walk that is monitored by the Safety Patrol before and after school each day.
Our Safety Patrol helps provide safe travel to and from school. We encourage students to use the sidewalks and avoid walking through the parking lot. Cross the street using crosswalks or at intersections where pedestrians are more clearly visible to motorists.
The San Diego Police Department requests that only students in grades four and above ride bicycles to school. Although the school has designated an area adjacent to the lunch court for students to park bicycles, the San Diego Unified School District is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of use to any bicycle, equipment or article left in or around this area. All such risk is assumed by the student.
All bicycles should have locks and licenses. Students are urged to secure their bicycles in an appropriate manner by using a quality lock and chain or other devices.
Helmets are required by California law. Students not wearing helmets may lose the privilege of parking a bike on school grounds. As defined in Vehicle Code Section 21212, any person under 18 years of age must wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet when riding a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, or when wearing in-line or roller skates. Helmets must also meet the standards of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Students are dismissed promptly at 2:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and modified days) Students are expected to leave campus immediately upon dismissal, unless they are enrolled in the after school PrimeTime Program. Students who ride the bus to and from school will leave shortly after dismissal.
Please meet your child in the front of the school or at the Cannington Street gate. The front curb is painted green to indicate 15 minute stopping. White curbs indicate for 3 minute zones for passenger loading. Signs are posted to assist you. The parking lot is locked between the hours of 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Do not park or stop in the bus loading area. Teach your child(ren) to cross the street without a crossing guard present. Schooll staff is assigned to supervise students at various high traffic points after school. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of your children.
Specific dismissal procedures vary by grade level, as indicated below:
If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up a student, please go to the front office. You may be asked for identification and/or to sign for pick-up. Please review the Visitors Policy page for additional information.
PERMIT TO LEAVE GROUNDS SLIPS
Permit to leave grounds slips are used to release your child from the school campus. Security of your child is of utmost importance to the Lafayette staff. Our required procedures for releasing your child are as follows:
If the child returns to school after being signed out, he/she needs to come in to the office for a slip to return to class.