Arrival & Departure


Staff supervision of students begins at 8:30 a.m. For safety reasons, no students are to arrive at school before 8:20 a.m. except for those children who participate in the Prime Time a.m.

Student Drop Off

Adults bringing students to school should drop them off in front of the school. Please be careful and curteous in the parking lots, the spped limit is only 10MPH.

Infant, Preschool, and Kindergarten:

Parents may drop off students at their classrooms. Following drop-off, parents should leave campus.

Grades 1-5:

All students are to go directly to the class paw print. Students are not to go to their classrooms for any reason. Supervision is provided in the cafeteria area, the front quad area, and various high traffic points on campus.


We ask that students who walk to school follow all safety regulations and cross only at cross walks. Remeber it is always safer to walk in a group.


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 in front of the school 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).


Students are dismissed promptly at 3:20 p.m. (1:20 p.m. on Wednesdays) and should leave campus immediately upon dismissal.

Student Pick Up

Please meet your child at the front of Porter North and Porter South. The front curb is painted green to indicate 15 minute stopping and white for 3 minute stopping. Signs are posted to assist you. 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 without going to the cross walk. The school"s main concern is for the health and safety of your children.

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


Students are dismissed from the front quad area by their teacher upon seeing a responsible adult or older sibling. Older siblings must come to is the the appropriate paw print to pick up younger siblings.

Grades 1-5:

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. They must leave the property immediately after school.

PrimeTime Extended Day Program Students:

All PrimeTime and licensed day care program students are dismissed from their classrooms and sent to the lunch arbor for check in. Kindergarten students are brought to the PrimeTime staff members by thier teachers.

Bus Students:

All buses park in the loading/unloading zone directly in front of the school. All bus students and space-available riders 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 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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