• Car loop entrance will continue to be from Tavistock at 7:30 a.m.• The parking lot is to be used for parents walking into the building.• Effective Monday, October 6th, parents walking students to the building will only be allowed to escort students to the front doors and not into the building. If this occurs before 7:50 a.m., the students should report to the cafeteria/pavilion. After 7:50 a.m. students can report to their classes. This change in procedure will allow the safe passage of students in the building. Previous protocol was resulting in unsafe situations on campus.• Parents who have an appointment scheduled between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. will now need to sign in at the front office.• Please remember, no students may be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. for any reason . It is unsafe because we have no supervision for the students.• Grades 3-6 report to the pavilion prior to 7:50 a.m.; grades K-2 report to the cafeteria.• All students eating breakfast should report to the cafeteria.
We will be doing some major changes to our afternoon dismissal. We have several unsafe practices occurring and hopefully these procedures will alleviate those.• Effective Monday, October 6th, parents will no longer be allowed to pick up students in the front of the building. The practice has become out of control and for safety reasons has to be discontinued. Please utilize the car loop in the afternoon to pick up your students. • No cars can enter the car loop area prior to 2:00 p.m.• Six stations will be set up in the pick-up area. You will be directed to a pick-up station where students will be waiting. • Cars must have student names and teacher name posted to expedite the process.• Reminder – students cannot be checked out after 2:00 p.m.• Since the car loop will be accommodating a larger number of cars, please be patient with the expected longer pick up times.• Please consider using the school buses or walking/biking to school as an alternative to the car loop.• Manatee personnel will not be available on Tavistock to direct traffic.• Parents of walkers and bike riders can pick up their students at the northeast and northwest corners of the building.
Working directly with Brevard County and Deputy Abreu, Manatee Elementary School has made arrangements for the roads around the campus to be designated a School Zone. This will result in lower speeds during the morning and afternoon student travel times. We will advise when the school zones are operational.