** WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL **

Arrival/Dismissal at KBK8

 

 

Welcome back to another school year here at the Key Biscayne Community School K-8.  We hope you had a great summer.  Please take a moment to read the information below.  We have more than 1,100 children making their way to and from school each day.  These rules are in place to make the drop-off / pick-up process run smoothly.

 

The Key Biscayne Police Department is working to protect your child by enforcing all traffic statutes and speed limits. Your assistance is necessary to ensure a safe environment for your child.  Please respect the Speed Limit, No Parking and No Stopping or Standing signs.  A new “No Texting While driving” Law is in effect and a “Hands Free School Zone” will be enforced.  First violation is $30 and any other violations in a 5-year period will cost $60 and 3 points on your license.

 

There is no drop-off / pick-up area on any of the side streets surrounding the school.  Dropping off your child on the side streets can create a hazardous situation for the students.   If your child will be walking to school or home, review the “Safe Route to School” map.

 

Arrival Rules

 

There are Four (4) drop-off and pick-up areas.  There will be safety patrols at each drop-off area to assist your child while they exit the car.  Please have your child ready to exit when you are near the front of the line.  Drivers should remain in the car and pull all the way up to the furthest point of the drop-off area.  This will help the flow of traffic and allow for the quickest arrivals.  Any late student will be required to get a late pass before going to class.  Students walking to school will be required to use cross walks when crossing the street.

 

YOU MAY NOT STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET TO EITHER DROP-OFF OR PICK UP YOUR CHILD.  No child will be permitted to run between stopped cars to get into your car.  This is done for your child’s safety.

 

The below listed areas are the ONLY acceptable areas for drop-off / pick-up.  Please find the correct drop-off / pick-up area for your child and use it.   

 

Pre-K & Kindergarten students will proceed to their classroom doors where they will be supervised until their teachers pick them up. Students exiting their vehicles will be assisted by the safety patrols and escorted to the cafeteria.

 

Drop-Off Area / Time

 

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten will be dropped off at 7:50 am on McIntyre Street.

  • 1st grade will be dropped off at 8:00 am at on Ridgewood Road.

  • 2nd grade will be dropped off at 8:05 am on Ridgewood Road.

  • 3rd grad will be dropped off at 8:10 am on Glenridge road (Ramp).

  • 4th grade will be dropped off at 8:15 am on McIntyre Street.

  • 5th thru 8th grade will be dropped off at 8:15 / 8:10 am on W. Enid Street.

 

Pick-Up Rules for “Pre-K & Kindergarten”:

 

If you pick-up your child after school, please write the name (s) of your child (ren), preferably with a dark colored marker, on the paper provided to you by the school.  Display this in your front windshield so that the teachers and security personnel will be able to direct your child to your car. If you need additional papers, please let us know.  You will not be permitted to park and leave your car in the pick-up lane.

 

Pick-Up Area / Times: Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri

 

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten will be dismissed at 1:45 pm on McIntyre Street.

  • 1st grade will be dismissed at 2:00 pm on Ridgewood Road.

  • 2nd grade will be dismissed at 2:45 pm on Ridgewood Road.

  • 3rd grad will be dismissed at 2:45 pm on Glenridge road (Ramp).

  • 4th grade will be dismissed at 2:55 pm on McIntyre Street.

  • 5th-8th grade will be dismissed at 3:05 pm on W. Enid Street.

 

Pick-Up Area / Time:  Wed

 

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten will be dismissed at 1:40 pm on McIntyre Street.

  • 1st grade will be dismissed at 1:45 pm on Ridgewood Road.

  • 2nd grade will be dismissed at 1:50 pm on Ridgewood Road.

  • 3rd grad will be dismissed at 2:00 pm on Glenridge road (Ramp).

  • 4th grade will be dismissed at 2:00 pm on McIntyre Street.

  • 5th-8th grade will be dismissed at 2:05 pm on W. Enid Street.

 

PARKING

 

There is parking located around the school on Glenridge Road and on W. Enid Drive. Space is limited and we encourage walking.  You may park on Ridgewood Road & on W. McIntyre Street at any time other than the drop-off / pick-up times.  Do not park in front of the gates leading to the field.  This area must be kept clear in case of an emergency that necessitates getting police cars and/or fire-rescue trucks on to the field. You will be fined, and your vehicle may be towed.

 

If you follow these simple rules and exercise safe driving, you will be helping to maintain a safe environment for all our children.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the school or Sergeant Marty Santiago at (305) 365-5555 X 1128.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Michelle L. Coto

School Principal   

 

Jason Younes                                  

Chief of Police