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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 a.m.

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 time.

Thank you for continuing to help us with this challenge.

Below, is a visual illustrating the traffic flow for A.M. dropoff.