Arrival and Dismissal Protocol

Pickup and Drop Off


Parents are reminded to follow all pick up and drop off procedures.  They are also reminded that in order to maintain a safe environment for the children, cell phone use - including hands free use - is not allowed during pick up and drop off.

Morning Drop Off:  Morning Drop off starts at 7:20 a.m.  To drop off students in the morning:

 

 

Reminders:

Please do not drop off students until after you have crossed the first speed bump in front of the school.

Please be patient and wait in line until the traffic moves forward - please do not pull out of the line to exit

Please exit only through Fremont so traffic is only going south out of the drop off area.

Please be patient, do not honk for people to move forward.

Please do not use cell phones - including hands free - while dropping off.

Afternoon Pick Up:  Afternoon pick up begins at 2:20 p.m.  Students can be picked up in front of the church.  You can either park in the Dolan lot and walk to pick up your child or pick your child up by following the car line.  Please remember that in order to keep everyone safe, the pick up can be slow. 

To pick up students in the afternoon:

 

 

 

 

Reminders:

If you would like to get out of your car while you wait for your child, please park in the center of the parking lot and walk to the sidewalk; please do not park in pick up line. 

Please pick up only at the curb.  Please do not ask your child to walk through cars to get to you.  Once you pick up, you may carefully pull to the left, out of the line, to exit. 

Please be patient, do not honk for people to move forward.

Please do not use cell phones - including hands free - while dropping off.

 

Weather Days


St. Theresa School makes its decisions to keep school open during inclement weather independent of the school district.  From time to time, we will have school when District 15 does not.  These days are called Weather Days. 

On Weather Days there is no bus service and you are responsible for transporting your child to school.  The pick up and drop off procedure is the same as for Drive Days (see Drive Days.)   If your child is doing something other than what s/he normally does after school on a drive day, you must send a note indicating the afternoon plans.  Similarly, if you - or the person who normally picks up your child - are not picking up your child, please send a note indicated who should be allowed to take your child.

To drop off your child:

Busers....................................... drop off at Door 4 in the Benton Lot

All others.................................. as normal at Doors 1-2

To pick up your child:

Pick up points are determined by the grade of your youngest child.  All children in the family will be at the door of the youngest child.  If your youngest child is:

PS busers and Kindergarten...... pick up at Door 2

Grades 1-2................................ pick up at Door 1

Grades 3, 4, 5............................ pick up in front of church (children will be waiting in the church gathering space)

Grades 6,7,8.............................. pick up in the Dolan parking lot at the side door to the Dolan (children will be waiting in the Dolan)

 

Drive Days


From time to time, St. Theresa School is in attendance on a day that the District 15 buses do not run.  These days are called "Drive Days" because all parents must drive their children to school and pick them up. 

To drop off your child in the morning:

Busers....................................... drop off at Door 4 in the Benton Lot

All others.................................. as normal at Doors 1-2

To pick up your child in the afternoon:

Pick up points are determined by the grade of your youngest child.  All children in the family will be at the door of the youngest child.  If your youngest child is:

PS busers and Kindergarten...... pick up at Door 2

Grades 1-2................................ pick up at Door 1

Grades 3, 4, 5............................ pick up in front of church (children will be waiting in the church gathering space)

Grades 6,7,8.............................. pick up in the Dolan parking lot at the side door to the Dolan (children will be waiting in the Dolan)

 

School Hours


Grades K-8:
7:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Fridays. Morning kindergarten is from 7:40 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Students may be dropped off at 7:20 a.m.
 
Preschool:
All day preschool is from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Morning preschool is from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

  

Contact Us:

St. Theresa School

445 N. Benton St.

Palatine, IL 60067

Phone: 847-359-1820

info@sttheresaschool.com