Arrival and Dismissal | Peabody Procedures
Before and After School Information for Peabody Primary Campus
The regular school day at Peabody begins at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm. There are a number of choices to assist parents and families with getting students to school on time and ensuring that they are supervised and engaged during their entire day at Peabody.
Before School Care: Rita’s Place and Joe’s Den offer Before School care beginning at 7am. Parents should contact Ms. Rita Brown-Hall or Ms. Joe Allen for information about these programs.
Breakfast: Breakfast begins at 8:00am and is free for all students. Peabody staff supervises breakfast. Parents who are dropping off students for breakfast may use the “side door” starting at 8:05am. All students are escorted from breakfast to their class line at 8:40.
Curbside Drop-off: In order to have a smooth and safe flow of traffic around Peabody, curbside drop-off is available on 5th St. from 8:05 to 8:35am. Adults who are dropping off children MUST remain with their vehicle in the drop-off lane. Peabody staff will assist children with getting out of cars and entering Peabody. Students are supervised on the ground floor until 8:40.
Classroom Drop-off: Peabody has changed morning drop-off from the playground to the classroom. Please drop-off your children in the classroom at 8:40am. Students who arrive after 8:45am are tardy (see below).
Public Transit Options: Please see the below links for detailed information on Peabody transportation options.
Late Arrivals: Students who arrive after 8:45am are tardy. All students must be signed in at the Main Office and receive a tardy slip. Parents must escort students to the classroom door. Parents should not enter the classroom once the school day has begun unless invited by the classroom teacher.
Inclement Weather: In the event of rain, snow or below-freezing temperatures, students will line up indoors. Please refer to the signs on the front and side doors if you are not sure of the drop-off procedure for the day. Classroom teachers will tell families where to line up for inclement weather drop-off and pick-up in the newsletter.
Entering and Exiting Peabody: All adults must enter Peabody through the front door (C. St.), show photo identification and sign in at the Security Desk. For the safety of our students and staff, all adults must exit through the C St. door as well. The playground doors are not to be used to enter and exit Peabody.
When dropping off or picking up students for playground arrival and dismissal, please enter through the iron gates on C St. or 4th St.
Parking around Peabody: Street parking around Peabody is very limited. A small number of spaces on the East side of 4th St. are designated as 15-minute parking. Please take advantage of these spaces when dropping off and picking up your child. Fifteen-minute parking is also available on C St. behind the bus zone. Please do NOT park in the bus zone (C St. from 5th St. to the garden gate) after 8:00am and 3:00pm. Orange cones mark the bus zone. Parking in the Curbside Drop-off lane is prohibited from 8:00 to 8:40am. Parking on the Peabody parking lot is for staff members only.
Students are dismissed at 3:15. If you need to pick up your child early, you must do before 2:50. After 2:50, we ask that you wait until 3:15 to pick up your child in order to prevent disruption to the closing meeting and distribution of notes and flyers at the end of the school day. All students will be escorted to the numbered lines on the playground blacktop. An adult MUST sign out students before leaving the class line.
After School Programs: Rita’s Place and Joe’s Den provide After School programming for students from 3:15 to 6:00pm. Parents should contact Ms. Rita Brown-Hall or Ms. Joe Allen for information about these programs. Enrichment classes are also offered during the afterschool hours.
Joe’s Den: Ms. Joe Allen, Director, 240-401-4057
Rita’s Place – Ms. Rita Brown-Hall, Director, 202-329-1711
Playground Use: The After School programs have full use of the Peabody playground from 3:30 to 6:00. Peabody students who are not enrolled in After School programs are permitted to use the playground provided they are supervised by a parent or caregiver. All children must follow the playground rules. Adults should be aware that between 3:30 and 4:00pm many cars are leaving the parking lot and close supervision of children on the playground is necessary.
Thank you for reading these guidelines and helping us ensure the safety of all of our children!