Arrival and Departure


Staff supervision of students begins at 7:30 a.m. For safety reasons, no students are to arrive to school before 7:30 a.m. except for those children who attend the PrimeTime Program.

Student Drop Off

Adults delivering children to school should drop students off no earlier than 7:30 a.m. Students are to go through the designated gate and head directly to the Franklin joint-use field for the morning Walking Program.

Following drop-off, parents should leave the campus.


Our award-winning Safety Patrol helps provide safe travel to and from school.


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 in the courtyard, just past the lunch arbor, 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 high-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 old 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 2:10 p.m. (12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays) and should leave campus immediately upon dismissal.

Student Pick Up

Please meet your child in front of the main entrance (grades 2-5) on Copeland Avenue, or the side entrance (grades TK-1) on Monroe Avenue. The front curb is painted green to indicate 15-minute stopping and white for 3-minute stopping. Signs are posted to assist you. Please ensure the safety of all students by not parking in these loading areas and/or asking your child(ren) to cross the street without a crossing guard present. The school"s main concern is for the health and safety of your children.

Specific dismissal procedures vary by grade level, as indicated below:

Grades TK-1: Students are dismissed at the side gate (on Monroe Avenue) by their teacher upon seeing a responsible adult or older sibling. Older siblings must come to the TK/Kindergarten/1st Grade yard to pick up younger siblings.
Grades 2-5: Teachers walk all students to the front entrance of school. All students must be picked up at the front entrance whether they walk home with an older sibling or are picked up by an adult.
Prime Time Extended Day Program Students: All PrimeTime and licensed day care program students are dismissed from their classrooms and sent to the Auditorium for check in. Kindergarten students are picked up at their classrooms by a PrimeTime staff member.

If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up a student, please go to the front office. You may be asked to provide identification and you will need to sign out your student. Please review the Visitors Policy page for additional information.

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