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First Day of School 

Students will attend school all day on the first day of classes on Monday, August 24..

We will begin checking students and families into the building approximately 5 minutes prior to your start time on this day. Students and families will recieve their school badge and be directed to the Multipurpose Room.

Before and After School 

For parents who need to drop off their child prior to 7:45 am or pick-up after 3:45 p.m., Pickwick's WRAP program is available. Parents and students signed up for WRAP will park in the Parent Parking Lot and bring their child into the Multipurpose Room or other designated area. You will not be able to drop your child off after 7:45am, Monday through Thursday. This is to ensure that the parking lot is prepared for our first drop off group. 

On Friday, this program accepts private pay and DHS Childcare Assistance.

Preschool Arrival and Dismissal

At Pickwick Early Childhood Center, our car line system works very quickly and efficiently if we all do our part! By the end of the year last year, it took 2 minutes for families to complete this procedure! Each neighborhood, RED, BLUE and GREEN have desingated times to drop off and pick up their child each day. Times are as follows:

Red Drop Off: 7:50 am - 8:00 am   

Red Pick Up: 2:50 pm - 3:00 pm              

Blue Drop Off: 8:00 am - 8:10 am

Blue Pick Up: 3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

Green Drop Off: 8:10 am -8:20 am

Green Pick Up: 3:10 pm - 3:20

When you arrive during your desingated time, you will part in the parent parking lot. Parents and guardians then use the crosswalk to enter the main entrance and then into the Multipurpose room. Teachers will be waiting in the Multipurpose room to check in your student. Parents and guardians will then exit back onto the parking lot using the door in the multipurpose room. We use the same procedure for picking children up at the end of the day. 

Things to remember:

- Please arrive and park only during your neighborhood times. We promise! It does not take long!

- Drive slow! 

- Please use the crosswalk! We want cars to know where to watch for students to avoid accidents. 

- DO NOT leave your car running or with children in it.

- No smoking on school property. 

- If you arrive after your designated time, you will need to check your child in at the main office. 

Preschool Busing

There will be a North Side and a South Side shuttle provided to students who are registered to use the busing system. These buses will pick students up and drop students off at all ACTIVE elementary schools and will be labeled as a Pickwick bus. The bus schedule is as follows:

Sign up at our Open House on August 21st or contact the office if you need to register for busing services.