ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL PLAN | WALKING ROUTES 

If your child is not riding the bus,

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO WALK, BIKE OR CARPOOL

Supervision Begins at 8:30 and ends at 3:30

(2:30 on Fridays). 

No students should be present before or after these times. 

Safe Walking Routes


The City of Richland has created this map showing Safe Walking Routes to and from Orchard.

 

A Note to Bike Riders, Scooter Riders, and Skateboarders:

  • Please walk across all crosswalks and everywhere on school grounds.

  • Also walk the whole way down Gala Way to Westcliff Blvd.

 
 
Crossing Guards


Crossing Guards will be stationed at major intersections around the school. Click on the image at the left for a larger version.

 

A Note to Bike Riders, Scooter Riders, and Skateboarders:

  • Please walk across all crosswalks and everywhere on school grounds.

  • Also walk the whole way down Gala Way to Westcliffe Blvd.

Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up

 

Safety in our parking lots and the street is extremely important. Please follow these procedures to keep all of our students safe.

 

The perimeter of the parking lot is for drop-off and pick-up only. Please be considerate of the many parents who are trying to drop-off or pick-up their children by not lingering in the perimeter (especially during drop-off).

  • Children should be ready to hop out of the car as soon as you pull up.

    • If you need extra time to say your goodbyes in the morning, please stop along Gala to do this and then pull into the drop off loop.

 

  • Always have children exit vehicles on the curb side (right side) of the car. This keeps them from opening doors and stepping into spaces where other cars are traveling.

  • Never leave your car unattended in the perimeter.

  • Stay in your car and move forward as others depart in front of you. These will leave space for others to pull in behind you.

 

If you are entering the building, please find a parking space in the lot or along Gala to leave your vehicle.

Morning Arrival

 

  • Supervision begins at 8:30. Please do not arrive before this time.

  • However, breakfast is served beginning at 8:15.

  • Buses will drop off in the Bus Loop off of Brantingham Rd. NO CARS ARE PERMITTED IN THE BUS LOOP.

  • Cars dropping off students are asked to approach the school from the south on Gala Way.

    • ​Turn Right into the parking lot and drop students near the north curve of the loop.

    • Turn Right when leaving the lot.

    • NO LEFT TURNS will be permitted either into or out of the parking lot.

  • Kindergarteners will wait in the kindergarten playground near the Bus Loop.

  • 1st and 2nd Graders wait on the large playground on the east side of the school.

    • ​Students may enter and traverse the building via the West Side Door and wait outside.

  • 5th Graders enter the building at 8:30 via the West Side Door and proceed directly to classrooms.

  • 3rd and 4th Graders wait at the North doors.

  • We ask that adults accompanying their children, please wait outside with them. If you plan to stay to help in the school, please re-enter the front doors and sign in.  We want to be sure we know who is in our school so our students are safe!

  • Click on the image to the right for a larger version.

 
Afternoon Dismissal

 

  • Supervision ends at 3:30 (2:30 on Fridays). Please pick up children before this time.

  • Buses will pick up in the Bus Loop off of Brantingham Rd. NO CARS ARE PERMITTED IN THE BUS LOOP.

  • Cars picking up students are asked to approach the school from the south on Gala Way.

    • ​Turn Right into the parking lot and pick up students near the north curve of the loop. Students will be waiting for you in a line here.

    • Turn Right when leaving the lot.

    • NO LEFT TURNS will be permitted either into or out of the parking lot.

  • Kindergarteners will wait in the kindergarten playground near the Bus Loop. Older sibling may join their kinder sisters/brothers there.

  • All "Walkers" (except for kindergarten) will be dismissed out the front of the school, on the Gala Way side.