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  • Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

    Dear Meadow Pond Families,

     

    In order to insure the safety of all our students as they travel to and from school, efficient, sustainable bus routes have been established. However, if for some reason you need to drive your child to school, or pick your child up from school, please familiarize yourself with our procedures, drop-off loop, pick-up location and parking areas.

     

    The drop-off and dismissal procedures shared here were developed collaboratively. Please read carefully as we have made some changes based on parent feedback.

     

    If you are dropping off your child for school, proceed up the driveway and make the first right. Stay to the far right and then loop to your left to pull close to the sidewalk of the drop-off loop. Cars must remain in a single file and the child must exit on the passenger side only. Your child should be ready to exit your car when you are in one of the two spaces at the loop. Please do not get out of your car. Once your child has exited onto the sidewalk, please move forward toward the driveway exit so that others can move into the drop-off loop. (If you need to get out of the car to assist your child, please park in the designated parking areas and walk your child to the sidewalk.)  

     

    If you are coming to pick up your child at dismissal, drive straight up the driveway into the parking lot. Do not turn right when you first enter as cars are not permitted to drive behind buses. You may park in the spaces on the right side of the lane as you are driving straight in. You can also continue until you reach the far end of the parking lot where you will turn right and then turn left into the parking area adjacent to the gymnasium. Parking is available there, as well as behind the gym, for families picking up their child or children. You may not park in the spaces that are directly behind the buses or in the spaces on the side of the school adjacent to Rte.123.

     

    Adults will be admitted to the building through the gymnasium door beginning at 3:35 p.m. Once there, you will be asked to sign a dismissal pick-up sheet. You may also be asked to show identification. You will then walk through the gym, pair up with your child/children and continue toward the back exit of the gym where you will be greeted by another staff member who will check off your child/children’s names. Then, you will exit the building from the rear gym door and return to your car. Following this process will insure that all our students are safely dismissed. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

     

    Remember that a written note must be brought into school by the student in order to change from bus to pick-up and vice-versa. The PTA has a handy form letter available for your convenience. Phone calls will not be accepted. In emergency cases, a letter/note must be faxed to the school indicating the change.

     

    If students need to be picked up earlier in the day, they must have a note and must be picked up in the main office before 3:15 p.m. Otherwise, they will remain in school until the regular dismissal. Again, your cooperation is necessary and very much appreciated.

     

    For the safety of all students, families, staff and visitors, we respectfully request that you refrain from speaking on cellphones, even hands free while dropping off or picking up your child/children.  Please drive slowly and cautiously while on school grounds. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

     

    Sincerely,

    Carolann Castellano                             Dawn Pomeroy                       Margaret McGuire 

    Principal                                               Assistant Principal                  PTA President        

    Meadow Pond Elementary School

From the Principal, Carolann Castellano

September 9, 2016
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
We had a wonderful first week of school! At our first Town Meeting, Max the Moose led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and our Meadow Pond School Song, and we officially recognized and welcomed all our kindergartners, new students and new staff members to the Meadow Pond School Community.
Many of our staff members arrived early on Wednesday morning and created our traditional balloon arch so that our students could pass under it as they entered the school on their first day back. This week, students have been engaged in learning activities and have already formed new bonds of friendship with classmates. Last night, students, their families, members of our staff and Max the Moose danced, played and enjoyed pizza and ice cream during the PTA sponsored Welcome Back Picnic. These activities are all part of the environment that makes Meadow Pond so special.
We had our first practice drill this afternoon. Drills are an important part of the plan that helps us to improve our procedures, test our equipment and ensure the safety of all our students. Over the next weeks and months, we will be conducting additional safety drills including lock-down drills, lock-out drills, sheltering-in-place, off-site sheltering and emergency evacuation and dismissal drills. These drills are a part of New York State Law under Project SAVE regulations. For emergency dismissal drills or early closings, you will be contacted using the automated notification system with the information you provided over the summer. If any of your contact information should change during the course of the year, please be sure to update your information. Additionally, please review your family plan with your child so he or she is aware of what to do when we must dismiss in an emergency. For further explanation of these drills, you may review the Family Handbook on our school website or attend the first Principal’s Coffee scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th at 9:15 a.m. It will be followed by the first PTA meeting for this year.
Please review our Be Your Best Code of Conduct which is backpacked home within the first few days of school. We appreciate your taking the time to read it with your child and return the signed acknowledgement form in the back of the book by Friday, September 16th.
It was wonderful to meet new families and see so many familiar faces at the Welcome Back Picnic. We are all looking forward to seeing you in school in the near future. Please mark your calendar for parent Curriculum Nights to meet your child’s teacher, learn about the grade level academic program, and receive general information about the classroom activities.
Curriculum Night for Grades K, 1 and 2 Tuesday, September 13
Curriculum Night for Grades 3, 4, and 5 Tuesday, September 20
Representatives of our specialists and special area teachers will be available at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium for both evenings so that you can meet them individually. Additionally, you will be able to sign up for PTA membership and class activities that take place during the school year. The formal opening presentation begins at 7:00 pm in the cafetorium immediately followed by classroom presentations.
We look forward to seeing your children again on Monday!
Sincerely,
Carolann Castellano and Dawn Pomeroy

 

 

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School Info

Meadow Pond Elementary School
185 Smith Ridge Road
South Salem, NY 10590

Principal:

Mrs. Carolann Castellano

Assistant Principal:
Mrs. Dawn Pomeroy

Phone:
914-763-7900

Fax:
914-763-7986

To report an absent student, please call the attendance office at (914) 763-7950. 

Remember to send a note upon your child's return to school.

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District Announcements

  • Special Services Transition

    As you know, we are experiencing a transition in our Special Services leadership and are fortunate to be welcoming David Feller as Interim Director of Special Services. Mr. Feller most recently served as the Superintendent of Schools in the North Merrick School District for the last 15 years. Prior to that, he was a district-wide administrator for special services in the East Williston School District for 14 years. He has his master's degree in Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He began his career as a special education teacher. Mr. Feller will begin working in the District on October 17.

    Until his arrival, if you have a student related need, we ask that you contact the appropriate Special Education Supervisor, either Cindy Greenberg (cgreenberg@klschools.org) or Catherine McNulty (cmcnulty@klschools.org), depending on your child's grade level.

    If you have a question or concern that you don't think is related to your child's particular needs, or if you simply aren't sure who to contact, please reach out to Sue Fowler, sfowler@klschools.org, 914-763-7010.

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    http://www.klschools.org/groups/4486/athletics/drivers_ed

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