School pick up drop off help

Cortney - posted on 12/08/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




Depending on the day and the week even, depends on how/who picks up my son from school. It complicated and no one but me can seem to get it together. I understand the teacher has a ton of kids and is hard for her to know. To give you an idea heres the schedule.
Mon- Mom drop off/after school program-mom picks up.
Tues & Weds, mom drops off/after school program, grandma picks up.
Thurs-mom drops off, after school program, mom picks up.
Fri-mom drops off/dad picks up
Mon- mom drop off/after school program, mom picks up
Tues, mom drops off/after school program grandma picks up
Weds-mom drops off/dad picks up
Thurs-dad drops off/dad picks up
Fri-dad drops off/after school program, grandma picks up
So keeping all that straight with the school is rough, I get it. Any ideas on how to communicate this with the school on a daily basis with out having to verbally let the teacher know every morning?


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Jodi - posted on 12/08/2014




Does it really matter if they know who is dropping off? It's the picking up that is the important part.

Dove - posted on 12/08/2014




When we had kids in school that required sign in/sign out... all that mattered was the drop off/pick up person was on the authorized list. If the school knows it will be one of those 3 picking up... it shouldn't matter who it is day by day.

Ledia - posted on 12/08/2014




What are your school's requirements?
I think if the schedule is consistent, just alternating weeks, you should be able to print a copy and hand it to the teacher to keep on file. I'd turn it into a chart with a row for each day of the two week rotation, and 4 columns: DAY, DROP OFF, AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, and PICKUP. Fill out the columns for each day for drop off and pick up, then just put a YES or NO in the box for AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. That will make it easy for her to see with just a quick glance so she doesn't have to stop and read--which doesn't seem like much effort, but when you've got 15 or so kids (and some schools are packing 20+ kids into a class now!!) it can be a big hassle to sort through directions for all of those kids every day.

At our school, it doesn't matter who drops the child off for school at all.
For pick up, we fill out a form at the beginning of the year stating who is and is not approved to pick up our child after school. It doesn't matter who comes from day to day, as long as the person who comes to pick up the child is on the list. It might matter to the kid, so he knows what car to look for, but that isn't the school's responsibility, that goes to the kid to figure out.

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