Drop-Offs & Dismissals:
If your child will be taking the school bus, you can access bus route information on the school district transportation page or within the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To access click District Departments then Transportation followed by Bus Routes then Hopkins School. We recommend that you be at bus stops somewhat earlier than the printed times for the first week or so, until the buses have a chance to fully establish their routines.
Parent Drop-Off and Pick-up Procedures:
For those of you not familiar with our process, please see the following link. Drop-offs in the morning can start at 8:35. Please know that if you drop off your child prior to 8:35, we are unable to provide supervision or entry to the building.Therefore, we ask you to aim for as close to 8:35/8:40 as possible. Pick-ups in the afternoon begin at 3:15. Be prepared with ID for all parent pick-ups at the end of each day.
Because we have so many buses picking up and dropping off at Hopkins all at once, we will continue using the previously unused ‘access road’ to queue waiting buses. That access road exits with a right turn next to the entrance into the front driveway/parking of Hopkins. If you are in the line of cars dropping off or picking up students, please do not block the access road so buses can exit.
Dismissal/Transportation Changes for Students:
It is critical to your child and our staff at Hopkins that we know your child’s dismissal routines, or if there is a change to transportation at the end of the day. Please complete the Dismissal Change Form if you are picking up your child, or if there is a change. The form should be completed with dismissal changes prior to 2:00 each day. Any dismissal changes also need to comply with our District’s Transportation policies.
It is also important for your child to know their dismissal plans each day, especially if they have different routines on different days of the week. Children are sometimes confused or forget about the days of the week. Kids can also be on “auto-pilot” at the end of each day and not think about where they are supposed to go. If your child has different plans on different days, please review with your child their schedule and routine.