Arrival & Departure


Staff supervision of students begins at 8:20 a.m. in the food court. For safety reasons, no students are to arrive at school before 8:20 a.m. except for those children who are enrolled and attending Prime Time.

Student Drop Off

Adults delivering children to school should leave them off at food court or at the playground.

There is always a Florence Staff Member at the gate to greet the children as they enter camps.

Preschool: Parents may drop off students at their classrooms. Following drop-off, parents should leave campus.
Grades TK- 5:

All students are to go directly to the food court for breakfast or to the playground for running club. Students are not to go to their classrooms for any reason. Supervision is provided in the food court and on the playground.


University Avenue and First Avenue are very busy streets. PLEASE use caution when crossing the streets. PLEASE cross at the crosswalk. J-Walking is not only against the law, it is unsafe for children and families.


The San Diego Police Department requests that only students in grades four and above ride bicycles to school. Although the school has designated an area lunch area 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. 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).


Students are dismissed promptly at 3:10 p.m. (1:05p.m. on Wednesdays) and should leave campus immediately upon dismissal.

Student Pick Up

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 parking lot at any time. Please ensure the safety of all students by not parking in the bus loading area and/or asking your child(ren) to cross the street in the middle of the street. The school"s main concern is for the health and safety of your children.

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

TK and Kindergarten (Rooms B2 & 301):

Students are dismissed from the pedistrean gate located on University Ave. Dismissal for TK and Kindergarten begins at 3:05. Students are dismissed by their teacher upon seeing a responsible adult or older sibling. Older siblings must come to is the Kindergarten gate to pick up younger siblings.

Rooms 106, 107, 108, 109 & C3:

Teachers walk students to the gate next to the auditorium on First Avenue. All students must be picked up at this gate whether they walk home with an older sibling or are picked up by an adult.

Rooms 101, 102, 103 & 104:

Teachers walk students out the main school door on First Avenue. All students must be picked up from this area whether they walk home with an older sibling or are picked up by an adult.

PrimeTime Extended Day Program Students:

All PrimeTime program students are dismissed from their classrooms and sent to the food court 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 First Avenue. All bus students will line up at by the appropriate route sign and wait to be called to their bus by a staff member.

If you are more than 5 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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