Cathedral School has implemented slightly staggered drop-off and pick-up times to facilitate proper social distancing. Entrance and egress from the building is through five designated doorways specific to the location of the homeroom. Temperature scanning is required at all entrances.
Parents may wait in line, socially distanced, with children outside the school. However, parents will not be allowed inside the building (except in rare instances with prior approval), and will be expected to say goodbye to their children outside.
General Drop Off and Pick Up Entrances/Exits:
Kindergarten = Expansion
1st = Front Door
2nd = Front Door
3E = Expansion
3S = Office of Enrollment Management Door
4th = Office of Enrollment Management Door
5th = Synod Hall
6th = Synod Hall
7th = Front Door
8th = Front Door
All Morning Cars = Morningside Drive
Lower School Afternoon Cars = Morningside Drive
Upper School Afternoon Cars = Amsterdam Avenue or Elsewhere (NOT Morningside Drive)
Morning Drop Off Times
• Upper School will be the first division to arrive. All Upper School students are expected to arrive between 7:50AM and 8:00AM. Please be sure to arrive before 8:00AM so that the campus is cleared and ready for the arrival of Lower School students.
Afternoon Pick Up Times
• Lower School students are expected to arrive between 8:00AM and 8:15AM. Students arriving after 8:15AM will be considered late.
We urge parents and caregivers to arrive at the specified pick up time to help expedite a smooth flow of students safely exiting the building.
• Kindergarten and 1st Grade pick up will begin at 2:50PM.
• 2nd and 3rd Grade pick up will begin at 3:05PM.
• 4th Grade pick up will begin at 3:20PM.
• 5th through 7th Grade pick up will begin at 3:30PM.
• 8th Grade pick up will begin at 3:35PM.
OPT BusIn the Case of Inclement Weather
School Dismissal Manager (SDM) App
To facilitate a safe, smooth dismissal process allowing for staggered departures and utilizing the various assigned exits, The Cathedral School is implementing the SDM App. All Cathedral School children will be dismissed using this application regardless of whether they are walking, taking the bus, being picked up by car, or self-dismissing.
In order to properly engage in social distancing, we cannot bring students inside in advance of their drop-off times. As such, students, parents, and caregivers should be prepared with the proper gear in the case of inclement weather.
Students Enrolled in the Cathedral’s ACT Program
Students enrolled in the ACT program should meet the ACT representative at their designated exit. Parents should arrange with ACT in advance to inform them at which location to meet the student.
Reminder: Adults Cannot Remain on the Close After Drop Off/Pick Up
Per the school's agreement with the church, parents and caregivers cannot congregate on the Close and must leave immediately after dropping off and picking up their children. While we know this is difficult as we are all excited about seeing one another, it is necessary to abide by this protocol since it is what allows our students, parents, and employees to bypass church security.