Safety is a major concern at Lazar and it is important that we have
procedures that ensure every child is accounted for at dismissal. All students that are riding the bus will
follow the departure rules that are part of our dismissal plans. Students considered to be walkers (no
assigned bus) will follow the procedure listed below. Please have patience and understanding with these
guidelines as we want to create the safest, most efficient way to care for your
All students that are designated
as “regular walkers” (no bus assigned)
will be assembled in the cafeteria upon dismissal. Attendance will be taken and these children
will be escorted to Changebridge
Road where they will be crossed and dismissed. These students do not require daily dismissal
notes. All other students, those assigned a bus but not riding, being
picked up at the Recreation Center after school must abide by the rules listed below.
It is highly recommended that all
students entitled to busing ride to and from school on the school bus. At times it may be necessary for a student to
be picked up from school by a parent/guardian. Please adhere to the following procedures if the student is being picked
up from school by a parent/guardian:
- Students must provide a Lazar School Note completed by a parent/guardian to
their homeroom teacher the morning
of an after school parent pick up. The Lazar School Note is located on the school website
(www.montville.net/lms) and at the end of the student handbook and is to
be used for ALL dismissals.
- A Lazar School Note is required
for early dismissal or after school pick-up, each time a student is
picked up (no exceptions; no faxed notes, no
late notes). For after-school Gym pick up, when the student turns in
a note in homeroom, he/she will receive a Pick-up
Pass displaying the day of the week from the teacher.
- We encourage
parents who need to pick up their children after school check the “crossing
over to the Montville Rec Center” portion of the Lazar School Note
and pick your child up in their parking lot as there is no parking available
in Lazar’s lots.
separate note is needed for each occurrence of parent pick-up. EXAMPLE: Students who normally ride a bus home but are going to the Recreation
Center after school must submit a Lazar School Note to the office, each day in
homeroom, or they will be placed on their designated bus home.
are not permitted to park or stand in the “Car Lane” from 7:45 a.m. to
8:45 a.m. The “Car Lane” functions
as a drop-off lane during these hours.
Lanes are utilized for bus traffic only while school is in session and
children are present.
- Students are only permitted to ride their assigned
bus – no exceptions.
- ALL Lazar
School Notes must be turned in during homeroom.
- FAXED AND EMAILED NOTES WILL NOT BE
If it is imperative to
remove a child from school for a family matter, prior written notification
using the Lazar School Note is required.
Early dismissal is discouraged.
However, if it is necessary for a student to leave school early, a
parent/guardian must complete a Lazar School Note located on the school website
(www.montville.net/lms) and at the end of the handbook
The Lazar School Note must:
- be presented when attendance is taken in homeroom
- give the student’s full name (legibly
- state the reason for the early dismissal
- give time of departure
- indicate name of person picking up and
relationship to child (aunt, grandmother, etc.) Identification is required
- contain signature of parent/guardian
- FAXED AND EMAILED NOTES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
- The student is to report to the school’s
front lobby desk at their scheduled dismissal time.
- The person
picking up the student must sign the student out in the early dismissal
book provided on the school’s front lobby desk.
- State law
requires that students must be present for a minimum of four (4) hours of
instructional time to accrue credit for a full school day. In
order for a student to participate in school evening activities, the student
must have received full credit for that day. Students leaving school before 12:30
p.m. will be recorded as absent for the day.