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New Dismissal Procedures

Posted on: August 5, 2022

Miami Whitewater Elementary is partnering with SchoolSAFE ID this year to make our dismissal procedures safer and more efficient for car riders.  The new automated system will allow the MWE staff to track every student who is a car rider.  All vehicles pulling into the lot at dismissal will have a green hang tag with a number that matches your child’s backpack tag (grades 1-5 only).  The vehicle hang tag number is entered into our device and students remain in their classrooms until their tag number pops up on the teacher's screen.   Car riders exit the building through the main front doors and will meet their ride at the color-coordinated cone along the front sidewalk of the building.  Drivers must pull all the way up to the next available spot and not stop right in front of school.  If you plan on exiting your vehicle and waiting for your child on the front walkway or by the flagpole, please use a parking space but remember to grab your hang tag so we can enter the appropriate number.

As a reminder, all cars should enter at our main entrance and should not pull into the bus lot between MWE & Harrison Junior School.  This presents a safety hazard for our students.  End of day dismissal for PM & Full-Day Kindergarten & students in grades 1-5 will still take place in three waves by last name to alleviate traffic in the carpool lane.  Last name A-I = 3:40, Last name J-Q = 3:45 and Last name R-Z = 3:50.  

At arrival and dismissal, Kindergarten parents and guardians stay to the left as you round the bend in front of school and grades 1-5 stay to the right along the curb.  Kindergarten students will still need to be dropped off and picked up at the exterior Kindergarten doors by an adult.  Kdg. students with older siblings can be walked out with them as long as parents notify the Kdg. teacher giving permission in advance.  Once your tag number has been entered in the system, the older sibling will pick up the Kindergarten student and meet you in the carpool lane.

You can find more information about SchoolSAFE ID HERE .  Miami Whitewater Elementary would like to thank Boley Braces for sponsoring SchoolSAFE ID this year.  

Additional arrival and dismissal details and a parking lot map can be found HERE as well.

Once again thank you for your patience with this new system. Our goal is to keep our students safe and have accountability measures in place to give parents and guardians peace of mind!