If you choose to drop your students off in the morning, please do so in the carpool lane. There will be a staff member there to monitor your child's safety into the school beginning at 7:30 a.m. Students are not to be dropped off prior to 7:30a.m. The school is locked until 7:30a.m. and students will not be monitored if they are dropped off prior to 7:30a.m. Beginning at 7:30am, students are able to go to the auditorium to sit with their classes or to the cafeteria to eat breakfast until 7:50a.m. when students go to their classes for the start of the school day.
Please park against the fence if you would like to walk you child into the school. The carpool lane is for dropping off only. Please be careful when crossing the road in front of the school and use the crosswalk.
Students should be in class and seated by the first bell which rings at 7:55 am. Instruction begins when students walk in the classroom. It is imperative for children to be in class on time--being on time sets the tone for a successful day. At 8:00am the school is locked for security purposes. Students arriving after 8:00am MUST come to the office with their parent and receive a tardy pass before going to class.
At Burton Hill Elementary, safety is our #1 priority. For this reason, we have a strict dismissal procedure.
New for the 2016-2017 school year, to ensure the safety of our students, all changes to a student's dismissal plan must be done in writing with a parent/guardian signature and sent to the office, at least an hour before dismissal. Phone calls, emails or text messages will no longer be accepted to change a student's dismissal plan.
Additionally, parents and guardians are not permitted to come in the building to pick up a child(ren) at dismissal time. Parents/guardian must go to the designated dismissal area that accommodated the dismissal method the parent/guardian requested. This includes parking across the street in front of the school on Aton, walking across the carpool line and getting your child(ren) from the auditorium or as your child(ren) is in transit to the dismissal area. Please see the locations for dismissal pickup in the section for each method below.
There are four (4) ways a students can be dismissed:
- Escorted Walker
- Carpool Line
- Unescorted Walker
- Bus Rider
It is required that you have the 2016-2017 Student Dismissal Card, with your child's name on it, from the office, to pick up your child if they are an escorted walker or car rider.
The Carpool Line students will be taken to the auditorium and seated by class. A teacher will call into the auditorium and assign each student(s) a number that corresponds with where the parent's vehicle will stop at the front of the school for the actual pickup. The student(s) will then meet the ride at that numbered location. The student will be monitored by a Burton Hill Staff member. Parents please do not park your car at the front of the school or in the teacher parking lot and come into the school to pick up your child during dismissal time. It is a safety concern. Please wait in the Carpool Line with all the other parents, Thank You!
If a student walks home with siblings, they will all meet in the cafeteria prior to leaving the school. Unescorted walkers need to use the sidewalks and if they need to cross Burton Hill Road they will need to use the city provided safety guard.
Bus Riders will all be escorted to the bus through the playground. Students are responsible for following all Fort Worth ISD bus rules and regulations as outlined in the Bus Rider's Safety Handbook.
All Pre-K students will be dismissed in the front of the school. Pre-K students are not allowed to walk home unescorted. You will be given a yellow card to bring when you pick up your child.
You will be asked to choose a method of pick-up the first day of school. If you need to change methods of pick-up, either temporarily or permanently, it is imperative that you contact the front office and/or notify the student's teacher in writing. Otherwise, your student will have to follow his or her regular dismissal procedure.
Please do not have conversations with faculty during carpool dismissal. If you need to discuss an issue with a faculty member, please schedule an appointment with your child's teacher to meet during his or her planning period or another agreed upon time.
Parents are NOT allowed to take a child, who is a car rider, from the auditorium. Parents should either pick their child up through the carpool line or contact the office in writing one hour prior to the end of the school day regarding a change in dismissal for the day. A parent/guardian may walk from home or the neighborhood to pick-up their child as an escorted walker from the playground if this method of dismissal is selected by the parent/guardian as an alternative to the carpool line.
Parents should NOT pull out of the carpool line in their cars once they pick up their students. Parents need to wait until the car in front drives away. There have been many near misses due to cars pulling out before cars in front have done so.
Cars may be parked across the street in front of the school if a parent has school business to attend to in the building. However, parents must use the crosswalks to safely cross the street. However, this is not to be used as a method to circumvent the dismissal procedures.