Arrival & Departure


Staff supervision of students begins at 8:15 am. For safety reasons, no students are to arrive at school before 8:15 am unless the students are enrolled in the Primetime program. Primetime offers before school sessions beginning at 6:30 am , and after school sessions until 6:30 pm. Please inquire in the office about Primetime enrollment.

Student Drop Off

Infant, Preschool, and Kindergarten: Parents may drop off students at their classrooms. Following drop-off, parents should leave campus.
Grades 1-8: All students are to go directly to the blacktop and line up on their room numbers. Teachers will pick up students at 9:00 am. 7th & 8th grade students must be in classrooms no later than 8:55 am. Students are not to go to anywhere else before the bell rings. Supervision is provided beginning at 8:15 am. Students should not be present at school before 8:15 am as there is no supervision. If you need to drop off your children before 8:15 am please enroll them in the Primetime (before school & after school) program.


The San Diego Police Department requests that only students in grades four and above ride bicycles to school. Although Perkins School has designated an area [behind room 601, across from Kinder playground] for students to park bicycles, the San Diego Unified School District is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of use to any bicycle, equipment or article left in or around this area. All such risk is assumed by the student.

All bicycles should have locks and licenses. Students are urged to secure their bicycles in an appropriate manner by using a quality lock and chain or other devices.

Helmets are required by California law. Students not wearing helmets may lose the privilege of parking a bike on school grounds. As defined in Vehicle Code Section 21212, any person under 18 years of age must wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet when riding a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, or when wearing in-line or roller skates. Helmets must also meet the standards of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).


Important--Kindergarten students are only dismissed to a responsible parent at the end of the day. If they are not picked up within 10 minutes at the classroom then the teacher will walk the students to the office and wait there until they are picked up. Students in 1st - 8th grades are dismissed when the bell rings.

Students are dismissed promptly at 3:30 p.m. (1:00 pm on Tuesdays grades K - 6th & 3:30 pm for grades 7th -8th) and should leave campus immediately upon dismissal. Students who ride the bus to and from school will leave shortly after dismissal.

Student Pick Up

Please meet your child [on the playground in front of their classroom]. The front curb is painted green to indicate 15 minute stopping and white for 3 minute stopping. Signs are posted to assist you. Cars are not to enter the school parking lot at any time. Please ensure the safety of all students by not parking in the bus loading area. The school"s main concern is for the health and safety of your children.

Specific dismissal procedures vary by grade level, as indicated below:

Kindergarten: Students are dismissed from the classroom area by their teacher upon seeing a responsible adult or older sibling. Older siblings must come to the Kindergarten yard to pick up younger siblings.
Grades 1-3: Teachers walk all students to the front entrance of school. All students must be picked up at the front entrance whether they walk home with an older sibling or are picked up by an adult.
Grades 4-6: Teachers dismiss students from the classroom and they are to leave campus via the front entrance. If they are responsible for a younger student, they must go to the front of school or the Kindergarten yard to pick them up and then promptly head home.
PrimeTime Extended Day Program Students: All PrimeTime and licensed day care program students are dismissed from their classrooms and sent to [Primetime] for check in. Kindergarten students are picked up at their classrooms by a PrimeTime staff member.
Bus Students: All buses park in the loading/unloading zone [on Beardsley Street]. All bus students and space-available riders will line up at [the gate by library] by the appropriate route sign and wait to be called to their bus by a staff member.

If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up a student, please go to the front office. You may be asked to provide identification. Please review the Visitors Policy page for additional information.

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