Arrival and Exit Info

In order to ensure health and safety protocols are being properly implemented, these arrival and dismissal protocols serve to assist in reducing traffic flow and congestion. Parent(s)/guardian(s) remain in their cars, and refrain from leaving or getting out of their cars. Students need to enter and exit the building using their assigned door. Please reference the map to the left.

Main Office Door: Only Walkers

GYM Door: Car riders and bus riders

Arrival

Students need to line up using the social distancing markings on the floor. Parents need to say goodbye to their kids from the sidewalk and allow kids to walk to their assigned entrance. Our Greeters will be wearing their ID badges for students to identify them.

8:15 AM- Breakfast will be available in gym. Students can enter PLE by the gym door
8:25 AM- Doors open and students walk to their grade level hallway.
8:25-8:35 AM- Students will be sitting in their hallway 3 ft apart. Dots are placed in the floor.
8:40 AM – Students who are late enter the Main office front door. This is considered late to school.

Dismissal

Students need to enter and exit the building using their assigned door. Please use the map above to see the entrance/exit. Parents must remain in their cars or on the street sidewalk.

Main Office Door: Only Walkers
GYM Door: Car riders and bus riders

3:05 Car riders dismissed (12:50 Wednesday and Early Release Days Only)
3:07 Walkers dismissed (12:52 Wednesday and Early Release Days Only)
3:10 Bus riders dismissed (12:55 Wednesday and Early Release Days Only)

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Supervision before school begins at 8:25 a.m. inside the building only. Therefore, please ensure your child remains safe by dropping him/her off any time after 8:25 a.m. but not beforehand. The school opens at 8:25 a.m. and classrooms open at 8:35 a.m. Students who arrive at or after 8:40 a.m. are considered tardy and must report to the Office.
  • Unless students are involved in a supervised after-school activity, students must leave campus at the end of the school day (3:10 p.m., or 12:55 p.m. on Wednesdays.)
  • We have changed our bus area and car area this year. Please refer to the map above for updates.
  • Please use the car riders tags that will be provided to you on the first day of school to retrieve your child if he or she is a car rider.
  • If you are using the designated pick up area, please remain in your car at all times, pull forward in order to keep the traffic flow moving, and follow the directives of staff members. In order to help ease student pick up congestion, you may consider either arriving to school five minutes after dismissal when the parking lot is typically cleared out or parking your car on a side street and meeting your child by foot. Staff will remain outside with students for 10 minutes. In order to ensure student safety, any student picked up after 3:15 p.m. will need to be picked up in the main office and signed out by a parent/guardian.
  • The Boys and Girls Club and district childcare leases our playground for their after school programs; due to liability issues the programs may not share the playground with other children. When the club and the childcare are using this space, please choose another area for your child(ren) to play. We have a City of Bellevue Park behind our school on 164th known as the Boat Park. A great place to play with parent supervision.
  • We encourage you to have your child ride the bus or walk to school with a group of other children. You can also carpool with neighbors. Traffic around Phantom Lake is very congested during pick-up and drop-off times. Fewer vehicles make the transition easier for everyone! Please see the following page for a map and more details about arrival and dismissal.
  • Please refrain from dropping off your child on 160th Ave SE. There is a high amount of traffic on this street before and after school, making the street a dangerous place to exit the vehicle.
  • Use the designated drop-off/pick-up area to drop your child/children off at school.
    When using one of the drop off / pick-up areas:
    ~ Pull as far forward as possible in the drop-off/pick-up lane. Drop off/pick up your child(ren) and pull ahead to exit.
    ~ Remain in your car at all times.
    ~ Please keep the line moving! If you need to talk with another parent or a teacher, park your vehicle in a parking space.
  • If you choose to park your car, PARK ON THE STREET OR ONLY IN DESIGNATED PARKING SPACES. DO NOT PARK IN OR BLOCK THE FIRE LANE. DO NOT PARK IN NEIGHBOR DRIVEWAYS or other parked vehicles.
  • Have patience! Plan for a few extra minutes in your morning or afternoon routine if you drop your child(ren) off or pick them up!
  • Please refrain from talking/texting on handheld devices during drop off and pick up.
  • The south staff parking lot is CLOSED before and after school. It will not be available for student drop-off/pick-up.
  • DO NOT allow your children to walk across the parking lot areas unless they use a crosswalk. Crossing anywhere else and in front of cars or buses creates a dangerous situation.
  • Remember that at high-traffic times of day, right turns in and out of the school parking lot will help traffic flow more smoothly.
  • Have patience! Plan for a few extra minutes in your morning or afternoon routine if you drop your child(ren) off or pick them up!

    By following these guidelines and driving safely we will be keeping everyone safe! Thank you!