Before/After School Policies

The instructional day at Nottingham Elementary begins promptly at 8:00 each morning. When students arrive at school, they go directly to the cafeteria where they sit together at grade-level tables. Students are dismissed from the cafeteria beginning at 7:50 to enter their classrooms in time to hear morning announcements at 8:00. Students are not allowed in the instructional area prior to 8:00.

Parents who are dropping off their child must do so on the SOUTH side of our campus in Parent Drive. For the safety of all students, we ask that you enter through the extreme south entrance to this parking lot and pull up to the covered breezeway before you allow your child to exit from the car. PLEASE NOTE: The north side parking lot is for bus drop-off and staff parking ONLY.

Breakfast
Our cafeteria begins serving breakfast each morning at 7:30 to any student interested. The cost is 75 cents per child (Cafeteria Menus). Students are expected to arrive at school to allow enough time to complete their breakfast and be ready for morning dismissal at 7:50. Any student may prepay each month for the following month. Students eating breakfast will be seated at the first two rows of tables until finished. At that time, the student will move to the assigned grade-level table to await dismissal into the instructional area.

After School Procedures
School is dismissed at 3:00. Parents who are waiting inside the building due to wet weather for students to be dismissed are asked NOT to enter the instructional area, but to wait outside the double doors leading into the classroom areas until children exit. Older siblings must have a prearranged meeting spot outside the instructional area if they are to walk home with a younger brother or sister. Students are not allowed to re-enter the building after 3:05.

When visiting the school during regular school hours, all visitors must sign in with the front office and pick up a visitor's badge. This policy is strictly enforced for the safety of our students and any adult without a badge will be redirected to the office.

Parents who are picking up their child by car will need to use the Parent Drive parking lot on the south side of the campus where bicycle racks are also located. Parents should NEVER drop off or pick a child up directly in front of the school. This creates a major hazard when children are then forced to cross the street against oncoming traffic and vehicles block already congested streets.

Students riding buses home are escorted out of the building by staff members at the completion of each day. Bus Drive is on the north side of the building and is not to be used for parent pick up. Unless a student has given written notice from the parent to the teacher (with the parent's signature) stating a change in the normal procedure in getting home, the student will be required to ride the bus as usual. We ask that all parents stress appropriate bus behavior with their children. This is an important safety issue and, while the bus driver will alert the school principal as to any major infractions, it is the responsibility of all students to remain seated with their heads and arms inside the vehicle at all times. Continued difficulty in complying with bus rules may result in the child's suspension from riding the bus.

After School Care
We use Kids, Inc. for our after school program. For more information, please go to http://www.ikidsinc.com/ or call the school for a brochure.

In addition, several area childcare centers provide both before and after school care and most provide drop-off and pick-up van services. Please call numbers listed for current information and availability:

Name Phone# Address
Alphabet Club 281-589-2626 14530 Old Katy Rd.
America's Children Choice 281-496-4114 1801 S. Dairy Ashford
CAPS 713-468-8356 12955 Memorial Drive (MDUMC)
Children's World 281-497-6061 12525 Whittington
Crème De La Crème 713-827-7292  
Kid Fit 713-977-3488 1100 Wilcrest
Kids Kar-o-Van 713-564-8463 Transportation Service
Kinder Care 281-497-7420 14333 Fern
Kinder Care (Brimhurst) 281-531-1407 1407 Parkway Plaza
Kingdom Kids 281-493-3700 1315 S. Dairy Ashford
LaPetite Academy 281-497-0404 11803 Briar Forest
Memorial School of the Oaks 281-497-3000 1907 Dairy Ashford
Tomorrow's Promises 281-589-8411 783 Country Place
Westlake Child Development Center 281-597-0222 255 Westlake Park Blvd.
YMCA: Thornwood Elementary 713-467-9622 1006 Voss Road
 
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