Safety Procedures

The safety of students is always the first priority at Hill Farm Elementary.We always welcome parents and families to be a part of the school. In order to maintain a safe environment for our students, procedures must be communicated and enforced.

Please note the following safety procedures:
All parents/visitors are required to check in the front office. All visitors will be required to provide a driver’s license to be entered into the system for proper identification. Once your identification is on file, it will automatically be available on future visits.

A visitor badge/sticker will be required for all visitors. When checking in with the school secretary, parents/visitors will be given a printed badge/sticker identifying the location they are visiting. Please note visitors may go only to the location approved. Example: If a parent is given a badge/sticker to go to the cafeteria, they may not go to a classroom, playground, etc.

Visitor badge/stickers will be required at the beginning of the school day (7:20am) when the doors unlock. Parents who walk their children to the cafeteria in the morning MUST stop in the office first for a visitor pass. This will help duty staff identify approved visitors and their location.

All visitors MUST enter through the front doors. No exceptions. The back doors are used only for bus/daycare loading/unloading and remain locked throughout the school day. If visitors park in the back, please follow the walkway to the front door. Do not ask employees to allow you to enter the back doors during the school day. Back doors will be unlocked only for night activities such as music programs and other events.

Afternoon Car Dismissal:
Car riding students in grades 1-5 and K students with older siblings are dismissed at the front of the building. Car tags have been provided to each family to use in the car line. The car tags help staff identify the correct adult picking up students and also help make the car pick-up move quickly. PLEASE USE YOUR CAR TAGS EVERY DAY. If you need a new car tag or need an additional tag for as second car, please call the office for a replacement.

We know that waiting in the car line can be frustrating for some, but this is the quickest way to get all of our students in their cars and it is the safest way to make sure students are delivered to the correct car. Parents who walk up to get students from the front door slow down the loading process and it becomes difficult for duty staff to keep track of which students are picked up and by whom. For those reasons, all parents PLEASE STAY IN THE CAR LINE to pick up students in the afternoon.

In order to keep track of students more safely and accurately at dismissal, parents will not be allowed to enter the front doors to pick-up and/or wait for students at dismissal. Please stay in the car line. If you need to check your child out early due to a doctor, dentist or other appointments, you will need to arrive before 3:20pm and check your child out early (an afternoon tardy will be recorded).

In nice weather, we do on occasion have parents who come to walk with their child home in the afternoon. In this case, please plan to wait by the exit door (in the middle of the sidewalk) and a duty staff will assist you.

If you have special circumstances which require different arrangements due to safety concerns, please contact the office.

Thank you so much for helping us maintain a safe environment and a safe dismissal for all of our students!