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All Bell students start school at 8:15 a.m. and finish at 3:15 p.m.
Students may line up outside of any of the four entrances-Doors 1 & 10 (North) and Doors 3 & 4 (South). Students should form two lines, one for K-2 and the other for students in grades 3-8.
Please note: Items dropped off for students in the main office will be placed in the teacher's mailbox. We will not deliver items to classrooms. Parents who have an appointment to meet with a teacher for official school business should sign in at the security desk to get a visitor's pass and report to the main office.
Neighborhood students Grades K-8
K-3 students will be handed off 1:1 to parents or designees at assigned exterior locations near their designated dismissal door. Students in grades 4-8 will be dismissed by their homeroom teacher at their designated doors:
1st & 6th Dismissal at Door #4 South
2nd & 3rd Dismissal at Door #3 South Center
4th & 5th Dismissal at Door #1 Main Door
7th & 8th Dismissal at Door #10 North
Options Program students Grades 1-8 dismissed as "Walkers"
Students will be dismissed through the exterior doors of the auditorium near Oakley Avenue. Parents or designees are to meet students outside on the sidewalk. Students in grades 1-3 will be handed off 1:1 to parents or designees at assigned locations near the stairs/ramps.
After School Program Participants
•Please note the main office will close at 3:30 p.m. daily. An administrator or security officer will be on site to assist with dismissal of students on days when there are scheduled after school programs such as Girl Scouts, Fine Arts, Clubs or Athletics.
•K-2 students attending after school programs will be picked up from their homerooms by an adult and delivered to their after school program supervisors. Students remaining in the building beyond 3:30 p.m. are to be signed in at their designated after school program or location. Students cannot remain in the building unsupervised.
•Parents picking up students in the Right At School program after 5:00 p.m. should contact the program coordinator, Mr. Jesse Leahy at 773-682-7000 to be let into the building. All Right At School parents are asked to use the South entrance (Door #6) to the building on Waveland Avenue for pick-up.