Farmingville Elementary School
Farmingville Elementary School
Farmingville Sprouts

Procedures for FES

Communication with parents is important in our school community. We want to be sure parents know we are partnering with them each day for the success of their child/ren.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Dear Farmingville Parents,

Effective August 31, 2017, our first day of school, Farmingville is implementing these updated arrival and dismissal procedures.

The purpose for this is safely welcome and dismiss every FES student every day to effectively, efficiently and safely balance the need to respect the learning of every child in the class for the full instructional day. 

As in so much of our work, this early arrival and early dismissal process is a communication partnership. The communication begins in the morning, at home, when you and your child/ren clearly talk about the arrival and dismissal plans for that day and the necessary paperwork/pass goes into school with your child/ren. This clear communication significantly reduces stress for your child and allows our FES office staff to effectively communicate and plan for dismissal. Phone calls throughout the day to you from your child or from you to the office staff regarding changes in dismissal plans complicate a process that can be thoughtfully simple and clear for your child/ren, you, teachers, and all FES staff. Keep in mind - we will always honor an emergency.

Effective our first day of school, FES has a new daily early arrivals, early dismissal, and parent pick up at dismissal procedures. The details are outlined on this page.

Thank you for being a valued part of our Farmingville Community. Working together, we are confident that this approach can streamline the daily dismissal process. As always, your feedback is welcome.

Sincerely, 

Susan Gately, Kelly Svendsen

Susan Gately, Kelly Svendsen
Principal, Elementary Supervisor

Daily Process

8:50 – 9:10 a.m. Kindergarten and grade 1 students are supervised in the hallway next to the relocated music room.

Grade 2 – 5 sit against the wall next to their classroom and will be greeted by their teacher at 9:10 a.m.

Supervision is provided from 8:50 – 9:10 a.m. for all early arrivals.

9:10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. FES office staff receives and logs all communication about dismissals for that day from parents. The office staff communicates this information to classroom teachers. Late arrivals report to the nurse’s office for a pass.

1:30 – 3:40 p.m. No changes to a child’s dismissal for that day are accepted. We will honor true emergencies.

3:40 – 3:55 p.m. FES office manages parent pick-up.

3:55 – 4:10 p.m. FES office focuses on bus dismissal only.

4:10 – 4:30 p.m. FES office focuses on late buses and parent pick-ups.

Daily Procedure

  1. Expectation - Please send in parent pick-up / early dismissal notes with your child in the morning.
  2. The office will create a list for all early dismissal and parent pick-ups.
  3. The deadline for changes in pick-up / early dismissal is at noon.
  4. The office will notify teachers of all changes and additions.
  5. Early dismissal: Teachers will send students to the office for early dismissal.
  6. Dismissal sequence:
    3:40 – 4:10 p.m. No calls into classroom
    3:50 – 3:55 p.m. We will call students by grade for parent pickup in cafeteria.
    3:55 – 4:10 p.m. We will dismiss students by bus.