Drop Off and Pick Up Adjustments
Heather Zizis
Friday, September 04, 2020


We have had two great days of school! Seeing students back in the building has been so wonderful. During the first couple days of school we have identified some areas that we need to work on, specifically morning drop off and parent pick up. 

Drop Off (7:15 a.m.-7:30 a.m.)

Buses and cars enter the front driveway to drop off students in the morning. Parents, please stay to the left of the driveway and buses will stay to the right when pulling up the hill. Also, parents please pull all the way to the tiger mailbox. Many cars stop at the flagpole but if cars pull up to the mailbox we will be able to fit more cars. Once you are in the front parking lot and stopped you can have your child(ren) exit your vehicle. Please do not let your child(ren) exit your vehicle on the street, as this is not safe. I will continue to monitor and if we need to make additional changes in the future we will.

Parent Pick Up (dismissal)

When picking up your child(ren) at the end of the day, please pull to the top of the hill and around the bend of the driveway. Ideally, we would like to have 4-5 cars in that area loading. We will have students more spaced out at the top of the hill for pick ups. Reminder: the right lane is meant for parents who might arrive early to wait. These vehicles will need to merge into the left lane, forming a single file line, to pick up their child(ren) (similar to McDonald’s drive-thru).  

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work through these first days. As always, I will continue to monitor and adjust as needed. 


Heather Zizis


Howards Grove Middle School