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Arrivals & Departures



First Day of School

We ask that you utilize the Baden Community Center parking lot for student drop off. Upon arrival on the first day of school, please proceed to the blacktop next to the Baden Community Center. Teachers will have a sign with their name and grade level for easy identification. School staff will be available to direct you to your child's teacher.

Morning Routine/Drop-Offs

If you're utilizing the main entrance door for drop-off, kindly refrain from parking in or obstructing our bus loop between 8:45 am and 9:30 am. This precaution is essential to ensure the safe and punctual arrival of our buses each day. To facilitate this, please park in the Baden Community Center parking lot for student drop-offs (do not park near the dumpsters). Students will walk down the sidewalk from the parking lot and enter through the main entrance of the school building. Our staff will supervise the morning drop-off area until 9:30 am. For students who are car riders and who arrive after 9:30 am, we request that a parent or guardian accompany them into the building and sign them in. Your cooperation is appreciated!

School Dismissal Routine

School Dismissal Routine

To uphold the safety of our students, it's imperative that students scheduled for early dismissal are signed out each day. Our procedure involves verifying your identification and cross-referencing students with individuals specified on the emergency card or through a written note only. We will not be able to accept verbal permission or changes in dismissal arrangements over the phone for safety reasons. Last minute early dismissal changes must be received by 1pm. Students will not be permitted to be signed out for early dismissal after 2:45pm. If you need to make changes to your child’s Student Information/Emergency Contact Form.

You are welcome to contact the office to update the Student Information/Emergency Contact Form if needed.

Car Rider Dismissal Procedures

In an effort to improve the efficiency and safety of the daily dismissal of students’ who are car riders, please carefully review our dismissal procedures.

  • Adults picking up students at the end of the school day will form a loop around the Baden Community Center parking lot from the right side of Horse Head Rd.
  • Following the dismissal of the buses, a staff member will signal for cars to move forward to enter the bus loop. We will have labels set out with the numbers 1-7.
  • Students who are car riders will wait inside the building for their ride to pull up to the loading zone, where they must be escorted to their vehicles by a staff member. We will load 7 students at a time. This means, only 7 cars will be permitted to enter the bus loop. Please remain in your car and follow the flow of the student pick-up line. Cars may not be left unattended.
  • If your child requires help with his/her seatbelt, please pull to the side so we may continue to load other vehicles.
  • If your child will be picked up by someone else, you will need to contact the Main Office (301-888-1188) by 1 pm.
  • Do not park near the dumpsters and walk to the main entrance of the school. We acknowledge that the pickup line may become lengthy, but opting to park near the dumpsters to bypass the car rider loop results in unnecessary confusion, and will not result in you receiving your child any sooner. To prevent such confusion during afternoon dismissal, it is essential to follow these protocols. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.