Drop-Off and Pick-Up

POLICIES and PROCEDURES pages 8, 14, 16


PLEASE DO NOT drop off your student before 8:05 a.m. as there is no supervision. If earlier care is needed, please enroll in the YMCA Character Builders program.

Students participating in Miles Ahead Running Club may arrive at 8:00 a.m. to drop off backpacks, lunch, etc. If your children are enrolled in a before-school program, they must be signed-in with that program in the auditorium. For Kindergarteners, please bring your student to the Kindergarten area before the 8:25 a.m. bell. Kindergarten area playground play time may be available in the morning. No running, tackling or tag-style games are permitted.


You may wait outside the gates prior to the 3:00 p.m. bell (12:30 p.m. bell on Wednesdays). Gates will stay closed for safety reasons and are opened by a teacher or upon dismissal. It is preferable that you wait outside the gate and not right in front of your child's classroom as your presence can become distracting to the entire class and make the end of the day instructions hard to manage.

For Kindergarteners, please remain back away from the gate as the teachers need to bring the students out. Your Kinder teacher will stay with the students until each child has been picked up by an authorized adult.

Students are to be picked up promptly at the end of the school day (3:00 or 12:30 on Wednesdays). If families are unable to pick up their students on time the student must go to the office where their safety can be ensured. In the case of emergencies ONLY the office remains open 30 minutes after school dismissal.

If students are not regularly picked up on time, it will be recommended to enroll them in after school care with the YMCA Character Builders or Sports Program.

Traffic and Safety

Traffic and the safety of our students are very important. Please use caution when transporting your child to and from school.

Please obey traffic laws and Torrey Pines Elementary Traffic and Safety Procedures.

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