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Parent Information


In order to create the safest, most consistent environment possible, Whittier will be changing our drop-off and pick-up procedures.  Effective Tuesday, September 4, students will no longer be picked up or dropped off at classrooms by parents. There is no supervision at the classrooms in the morning and students attend class in different locations on campus on Monday through Thursday during the last hour of instruction.  

New procedures are as follows:


  • Morning Drop-off:  All students K-5 should be dropped off at the Parent Circle on the east side of campus.  Students proceed to the playground, where they will be supervised by staff until the bell rings.  No students should be present in hallways or classrooms.  PreK families may park and escort their child to class to be checked in; check-ins for PreK begin at 7:30.
  • Afternoon Pick-up, Grades 1-5:  Students in grades 1 through 5 will proceed to the Parent Circle on the East Side of the campus. Parents may drive through and pick them up there.
  • Afternoon Pick-up, Kindergarten:  Students in Kindergarten can be picked up at the Kindergarten circle on the South Side of the school. Parents should not park their cars in the pick-up lane or exit their vehicles, as this impedes the flow of traffic.  Only right turns will be allowed as you exit the pick-up lane
  • Afternoon Pick-up for PreK students: PreK students will be in the cafeteria at 3:30pm for their snack.  Individuals picking up PreK students must come to the cafeteria to sign out their children.  PreK students who ride the bus or go to daycare vans will be escorted by staff.
  • Students with siblings:  Older siblings may pick up younger students from their classroom and walk them to the pickup location on the east side of campus.
  • Students who walk:  Students who walk home will be released through the northeast gate between Whittier Elementary and the Whittier Community Center.
  • Parking Lot Access:  All parking lots will be closed to parents after 3:00, with the exception of PreK parents picking up their children; if you need to conduct business on campus, we request that you park on Quincy Street (west side of the school) and enter through the front doors of the school.
  • Check-outs after 3:00:  We respectfully request that no check-outs occur after 3:00 unless you have proof of a scheduled appointment.  Thank you!


Please practice these procedures with your children and prepare them for full implementation on September 4, 2018. As always we appreciate your cooperation and support. If you have any questions, please direct them to the office at 255-2008.

There is a copy of this policy available to download by clicking on the link to the right. 

Who to Call

Contact your child's teacher for:

  • Questions or concerns about grades
  • Classroom happenings and incidents
  • Bullying in the classroom

Contact your child's principal for:

  • When you can't talk to the teacher
  • Parking lot drop-off questions
  • Playground questions

Contact your child's counselor for:

  • Bullying
  • Friendship and relationship questions
  • Information on getting free school supplies