The parking lot should NEVER be used to drop off your children in the morning or for pickup in the afternoon.
It is too dangerous. Please help us keep safety of all students a top priority by never using the parking lot to
drop off or pick up your child(ren).
No child should be dropped off before 8:30 unless he/she is attending breakfast which begins at 8:20. Car
students should be dropped off in front of the building within the semi-circle. Please do not drop students off
in the parking lot. ALL students should be traveling to the kindergarten end of the building and around back
to their designated spots. The only exception to this rule is for Connecticut Ave. walkers and those who
attend breakfast, they are permitted to walk through the basketball court and to the back of the building. If
daycare is an issue you can contact Earl Persip at the Pittsﬁeld Family YMCA which has a before and after
school program housed at Allendale. For information and pricing of such services please call 413-499-7650.
Bus students are dropped off in front of the building in the semicircle in the morning and picked up by the kindergarten end of the building on the street. In the morning once exiting the bus they will walk to the back of the building to their designated area around the
Car Line Pickup:
If you are going to be picking up your child at the end of each day you must park down Connecticut Ave.
leading up to the top of our driveway. We have crafted a car pickup routine that is both safe and very swift.
One major help that you could provide us is somewhere visible to our staff in your car please have a sign
with your child"s name in big letters. Each month we have the same staff members responsible for car line
children and they will not memorize every child's name and car his/her parent/guardian drives. Being able
to call a child"s name is less confusing than calling out some random car and its features.
Please do not:
- Park on the street and walk to the front of the building to walk your child to your car. The car line is
meant for children who have cars that will be driving to the front of the building. This slows the car line
down and creates an unsafe situation for our students. Please wait in line on Connecticut Ave. and drive
to the front of the building if you come to school in a car at dismissal time.
Within the ﬁrst few days of school, your child will be bringing home our Allendale School handbook. You
will be asked to sign off on a form stating that you have received the handbook. It is expected that you will
make yourself familiar with our school rules. Our handbook was created with the help of school staff,
parents, and our School Council.
Volunteering is a fantastic experience. If you plan on volunteering in the future, you must have a CORI
check before you will be permitted to volunteer at Allendale School.