Tapteal Elementary School       https://www.rsd.edu/schools/tapteal
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Arrival / Dismissal

Arrival Procedure

The first bell rings at 8:40 a.m.  Instructional time begins at 8:45 a.m.

Students are to be dropped off at school no earlier than 8:30 a.m.  Students are to report to their designated lines. Children may not play on the playground equipment at this time due to limited supervision.

Students participating in the breakfast program are to arrive no earlier than 8:15 a.m.  Students will enter through the gym doors located in the breezeway.  The breakfast program is available for students in grades K-5.  

Breakfast is served from 8:15–8:40 am.  The cost for breakfast is $1.40 for students and $2.25 for adults.  

For student safety, please honor the “No Parking” signs in the one-way drive through.  Please be sure to drop students off in the drop off/pickup area. 

Parking Lot Map

Dismissal Procedure

K-5 school dismissal is at 3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Fridays at 2:15 p.m.

Student safety is our highest priority at Tapteal Elementary.  To ensure student safety after school, we implement the procedures outlined below.  Please review your family’s pick-up plan and school procedures with your child and those picking up your child.

All students will leave the school with their classroom and teacher.  Teachers will walk students past the following zones:

Zone 1 – Student Pick Up:

All parents and siblings picking up a Tapteal student should meet the student at the FLAG POLE.  This is a central location close to the school and adult supervision.  Parents and siblings should wait at the flag pole area until their student arrives.  Walkers should immediately leave campus by walking through the bus line after they have picked up their student.  Adults picking up students should PARK in one of the three parking lots adjacent to the school.  NEVER leave your car unattended unless it is in a parking spot.

All adults and family members picking up a student MUST be on that student’s approved pick up list through the office.  If an adult is not on the list, please contact the office BEFORE school is dismissed.

Zone 2 – Car Pick Up:

Parents picking up their student by car will be in the pick-up area in the staff parking lot.  Parent MUST remain in their car – NO DOUBLE PARKING.  Students will be crossed by a crossing guard and should immediately enter their parent’s car – there is NO playing in the parking lot.  

Parents who wish to pick up their student at the designated parent/sibling pick-up zone at the flag pole should PARK their car in one of the three parking lots adjacent to the school.  Never leave your car unattended unless it is in a parking spot.

Zone 3 – Buses:

Students will walk with their classroom through the bus line.  Each bus will have a colored flag to identify the route.  Students should immediately enter their bus and find their seat.  Students should NEVER leave the bus without adult permission.

Zone 4 – Walkers:

Students will walk with their class through the bus line and will walk off campus once they have reached the sidewalk or are excused by their teacher.  Walkers should IMMEDIATELY leave campus and walk home.  Walkers will also follow basic safety rules of using crosswalks and staying on the sidewalk.  

Cross Guards:

Crossing guards are provided at the following times:

8:15-8:40 a.m. Before School
3:15-3:30 p.m. After School