School Hours: The school day is from 7:45
a.m. to 2:57 p.m. for students in grades K-5. Students are admitted
to the building at 7:10 a.m. They are to report directly to the
cafetorium and remain there in designated grade level areas. Morning assembly begins at 7:30
a.m., followed by dismissal to classes. A warning bell
rings at 7:40 a.m., followed by the 7:45 a.m. tardy
bell. Attendance is taken in classrooms when the
instructional day begins at 7:45 a.m. For the safety of
students, parents should not leave students unattended on school
grounds before 7:10 a.m. Baranoff Elementary is not
responsible for students left on the premises before 7:10
After School Dismissal: The dismissal
procedures are designed to make after school dismissal as
safe and speedy as possible. Dismissal
begins at 2:52 p.m. for grades K-1. Dismissal is at 2:57 p.m.
for grades 2-5. Students who walk home from school will be escorted
by their teacher to the designated grade level dismissal
areas. Each child is expected to follow Safety Patrol directives.
Students who ride AISD buses or off campus daycare vans will be
escorted to the bus loading area at the back of the school.
Students who are picked up by parents will wait at the designated
pickup location. Pickup
will occur near the front entry only. Parents
should enter the pickup locations slowly and carefully. They should
form one single-file,
curb-side line and remain in their cars. No parking is
allowed in the pickup areas. Students are not
allowed to cross the parking lot without an adult. Parents who do
not wish to wait in the pickup line must park on the street and
escort their children to their cars. Parents should also make
provisions for the prompt departure of their children from the
school grounds if the children are not enrolled in organized after
school activities. All students are expected to be off the
school grounds when supervision ends at 3:10 p.m. Parents
of children who walk or ride bikes to school should have inclement
weather pickup plans. Baranoff Elementary School is not
responsible for students on the premises after 3:10 p.m. unless
they are involved in a school-sponsored activity after school
hours. After school care is available on campus through
the YMCA. The playgrounds
are not to be used by students or their siblings until after school
care dismissal (after 6:30 p.m.). Parents are
asked to wait away from the play areas.
A.M. Dropoff Traffic Pattern:
We have requested that parents NOT use the small front circle as
an additional drop off place. The biggest concern with this
practice is that it results in a bottleneck of traffic trying to
merge and go multiple directions at the circle drive exit. The
bottleneck at the exit also impacts cars traveling along Gatling
Gun, the safety of children trying to use the cross walk, and it
also negatively impacts the flow of traffic down on Buckingham Gate
trying to get into the front circle to drop students off.
We ask parents to move through the front circle drive line in
one line, which will allow cars to exit more easily. If cars will
pull all the way up - to the large tree by the 2nd grade annex - we
can get eight to nine cars with children exiting at any one
Thank you for continuing to help us with this challenge.
Below, is a visual illustrating the traffic flow for A.M.