September 6, 2019

Dear Parents and Friends,

In an effort to maintain a safe, orderly arrival and dismissal procedure at McGuire School, I am sending this letter to you with some expectations/clarifications.  I can assure you that your child’s safety and healthy school environment is our top priority. Rest assured that we are aware of any issues or concerns regarding drop-off or pick-up, as well as, bus issues and we are working to make this a smoother transition as has always been past practice.  To this end, please take note:

*For bus questions/issues – 7:30am-8:30am call Denise DeCesare at 830-5677.  From 8:30am-3:30pm call Lisa Lizotte at 233-1135. After 3:30pm call Tina Fallone at 233-1100 ext. 4 or Durham Bus Company at 751-0534.  A great way to track your child’s bus, is to download the bus tracker app on your phone: Durham Bus Tracker.  If your child will be taking a bus, you will need to submit the letter provided to Lisa Lizotte, McGuire School secretary. Bus drivers will not release any elementary student at a bus stop if there is no adult there to pick them up. In this event, your child will be taken to Kids Klub  and that N. Prov police may be contacted. If you are authorizing your child to walk home from the bus, you need to submit that in writing to our school.  Bus schedules may be found on the district website. PLEASE LET THE SCHOOL KNOW IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE A BUS RIDER.

*For Drop-Off:

Only the buses will enter the door #1 located on Central Avenue.  All others will drop students off at the Cottage Street side of the school and the students will enter the gym door # 6 at the top of the stairs.  This is a “drop and go” area. Kids Klub students may be dropped off from 7am-8am at door # 2 (cafeteria door on Central Ave.) After 8am, Kids Klub parents must call 692-9156 and you will be met at the gym door #6.  

*For Pick-Up:

Students in grades K and 1 will exit out door #9 located in the upper playground.  Please wait at the indicated cone for your class to come out. Students in grades 2 and 3 will exit out door #5 located next to the big stairs in back on Cottage Street.  Grades 4 and 5 will exit out door #8 located at the top of the big stairs. Please wait on the sidewalk at the bottom of the stairs for grades 2-5. You must park and pick up your child at the above mentioned locations.  Kids Klub students will be dismissed out door # 2 (cafeteria door) from 4pm-6pm.  

Any changes to the students’ established pick up procedures (parent pick up, bus, etc.) must be made to our office ASAP.

It is imperative that you update your phone number/email address as they change with our main office by calling Lisa at 233-1135.  As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.  

Thank you,

Bruce Butler