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Dismissal Changes 2017

South Salem Elementary School

10 Newbury Road Port Washington, NY 11050



The Salem Compact Committee which is comprised of teachers, a paraprofessional, parents and me spent this past school year devising new dismissal procedures to ensure the safety for all our students.  These will start on September 6, 2017. Below outlines these new procedures:



The two different doors for your children to be dismissed from will remain the same (Kindergarten Door and Cliffway Door). You can choose whether you want your child to walk home independently or be released to an adult. If you want your child to be released to an adult, you will indicate which adults will be taking your child on the dismissal form. They will be required to sign out your child and he/she will not be allowed to exit the building without an adult coming to the door.


Car-Pick Up

If parents choose car pick up for dismissal, your child must be picked up by car. Every Salem family will be assigned a transportation number and will be given two signs with this number (enclosed). The person picking up will need to have this with them at car-pick up.  This needs to be placed in the upper right hand corner of the dashboard. All students will be waiting inside the building. As the aide sees the sign in the dashboard, he/she will radio into the school to get your child. They will come out based on the cars that are in front of the school.


Bus Dismissal

We made internal changes where the teacher now walks the entire class down to the bus dismissal waiting areas to increase safety and security. Other than that, bus dismissal remains the same.


Daily Dismissal Changes

We ask that daily changes only be made in case of an emergency. All requests must be sent in by email to no later than 12pm.  Phone calls will no longer be accepted. You can indicate different dismissal choices by day on the dismissal form.


Early Dismissal

If you are signing your child out early, you need to do so by 2:30pm.