WINTER SAFETY CHECKLIST — FAMILIES AND CHILDREN ~ click on the title to access pdf.
Upcoming dates to remember
December 12 - Elementary Band Concert
December 17 - Elementary Choir Concert at the High School Auditorium
December 19 - 3rd Grade program
December 23 - January 1 - No School
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School Drop Off Reminders
Keeping our students safe is something all of us have as a priority. Through our school's strategic planning meetings, concerns for drop off and pick up were brought forth. The following items are to inform you about our strategies for student safety.
Drive with Caution ~ Respect Crossing Guards
School busses begin to arrive at our school around 7:45 am. During this time, many parents are also dropping off their children. Please remember to drive with caution! This is a busy time and keeping our students safe requires everyone to do their part.
At the end of the day, the busses arrive around 2:35 pm. From 2:40 - 2:50, our front entrance is a bustling place with around 875 students heading to busses, vehicles or walking home.
We have student crossing guards at the Catholic Church intersection, intersection of 7th Street and 6th Avenue, and at Hwy 61. Please adhere to the crossing guards flags.
Please drive slowly! Please be alert! We thank you in advance!
This is a safety reminder for parents, guardians and students to use cross walks and crossing guards. We discuss with the students how to cross a road safely. Parents and guardians, this is an opportunity for you to show your children how to be safe when crossing the street.
No access to back parking lot for drop off and pick up
During the times of 7:30 - 8:05a.m. and 2:15 - 3:00p.m., the Dragon’s Den/ECFE parking lot will not be accessible for individuals to drop off or pick up their children. This back area is filled with students and by closing the lot during these transitions times their safety increases as they arrive and dismiss from school.
Other Important Reminders for Student Safety:
School hours are: 8:05am - 2:50pm.
In the interest of security and safety for students and staff, our school will continue to be locked and visitors will be buzzed in by the front office staff.
New last year was the addition of Hall Pass. Hall Pass requires all visitors to present a driver’s license or state issued ID for scanning. This system is another step toward insuring the safety of our students.
Please help us by following these guidelines and reviewing them with your child.
Supervision is provided starting at 7:45 A.M. Please do not bring your child to school before that time since there is no supervision. The St. Mary’s After-School Program has now been taken over by Pine Children’s Early Learning Center. This program will continue to be held at St. Mary’s and now includes a before school program that starts at 6:00a.m. If you are in need of a before school program, please contact them at 320-629-5147.
Students and parents/guardians must enter through the front entrance (Door 1) as all other doors are locked.
All parents/visitors must report directly to the school office. The office personnel will provide information and assistance in an effort to keep classroom interruptions to a minimum.
Pine City Elementary Pledge
We the students and staff of Pine City Elementary do promise to:
*Be RESPECTFUL to ourselves and others.
*Take RESPONSIBILITY for our actions
and our learning.
*Be COOPERATIVE by helping others
with a positive attitude.
*Keep ourselves and our school SAFE.
By following this, our school pledge,
Pine City Elementary Dragons will remain GRRREAAT!
Pine City Public Schools' Mission Statement
To help individuals acquire knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes toward self and others that will enable them to solve problems, think creatively, continue learning and develop maximum potential for leading productive, fulfilling lives in a complex, changing international society.