Drop Off

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Families

Students in K-5 may arrive at school starting at 7:45 AM.  

OPTION 1-Families will pull into the driveway on Ridge Road and proceed to the top near the school.  Please pull all the way to the front of the line on the right side, next to the school.  ADULTS PLEASE REMAIN IN THE CAR.  Your children will get out of the car on the passenger side and proceed in the school. If assistance is needed to open the door, the LaPerche staff will assist. After your child is out of the car, the adult may pull away. 

OPTION 2- Families may park in the neighborhood next to LaPerche and walk their child over to the front of the school.  There is a crossing guard on Limerock Road. The neighborhood has asked that LaPerche families only park on the side of the road closest to the school.  When we park on both sides it makes it very difficult for people to maneuver through the neighborhood. Thank you!

Preschool Families

Preschool students may be dropped at 8:10 AM or for PM session at 12:10. Please park on the left side of the driveway, get your child out of the car and hold their hand as you cross towards the school.  Please proceed up the walkway towards the new wing which will lead to the preschool door. This is the door all the way to the right.

Pick Up

At 2:45 the bell will ring. If you are picking your child up, you have the option of parking in the driveway on the left hand side or parking in the neighborhood on the street closest to the school. 

If you park in the neighborhood, you may walk over and get in line to pick up your child or you can email Mrs. Dorsey that you would like your child dismissed to the crossing guard and meet your child there. One of our staff members will escort the students to the crossing guard. 

You also have the option of writing an email indicating that your child has permission to walk home alone and we will dismiss your child to the crossing guard or out the front door to proceed home. 

jdorsey@smithfield-ps.org 

Preschool

Preschool students will be met at the preschool door which is located in the new wing, door #13.  Looking at the front of LaPerche it is the door farthest to the right. The adults form a line outside the door.  When you get to the head of the line, the adults will dismiss your child to you.

Kindergarten through second grade

K-2 grade students will be picked up at Door #2.  Looking at the front of LaPerche, it is the door farthest to the left.  The adults form a line outside the door.  When you get to the head of the line, the adults will dismiss your child to you.

Third through fifth grade

3-5  grade students will be picked up at Door #1.  Looking at the front of LaPerche, it is the door in the middle, the main door.  The adults form a line outside the door.  When you get to the head of the line, the adults will dismiss your child to you.

For pick up, please park on the left side of the driveway and proceed up towards the door and you will be met there with your children.  

Everyone--Please have your license on you at first until the staff get to know you.  

The driveway at the end of the day is very congested.  Please help us by using the bus, carpooling with other families and keeping the traffic moving even if you have to make a few loops around the driveway. Put on a good song and let the music flow as you circle around.

Everyone is asked to drive slowly in the driveway.  There are small children everywhere and we want a safe arrival and dismissal every single day!