K-5 Drop-Off is from 7:25-7:55am. During this time, you may drive through the car line to drop your student off with one of our staff members. Car line staff will assist your student in exiting the vehicle and ensure they make it in the door safely.
If you or another family member typically walk your student to school, please walk your student to the main entrance on East Broad Street. Walk-ups are not permitted at the back door / in car line for any reason. When walking through Downtown Statesville to ARS, please utilize crosswalks and follow all rules of the road. We understand this may add time to your commute; however, it's essential for student safety, and it's the law!
Please do not drop students off at the back door if there is nobody there to greet you. If this is the case, you will need to escort your student to the main entrance on East Broad Street and sign them in. Students should not be dropped off unattended.
K-5 Pick-Up begins at 2:45 for K-2 students, and at 3:00 for 3-5 students. It ends at approximately 3:15. We use the PikMyKid app for afternoon dismissal. This app allows our teachers to quickly see how a student is being dismissed (walker, car line, or afterschool), so they can ensure students arrive in the correct location for dismissal.
If you wish to walk up to pick up your student, please indicate in the PikMyKid app that your student is a walker. Changes can be permanent, one-time, or recurring. Changes must be entered no later than 2:00pm on the day of the change. Each day, teachers will check the walker list and send those students to the walker dismissal area at the 132 East Broad Street door. We are unable to accommodate last-minute changes, and as a result you may be asked by walker area dismissal staff to return to your vehicle and go through the car line. Please note that you must present a car tag either on paper or digitally for your student to be released. No walk-ups are permitted at the back door or in the car line area at any time.
If you wish to utilize car line, please indicate in the PikMyKid app that your student is a car rider. Changes can be permanent, one-time, or recurring. Changes must be entered no later than 2:00pm on the day of the change. We are unable to accommodate last-minute changes, and as a result you may be asked by car line staff to park your vehicle and walk to the walker dismissal area on East Broad Street. Please note that you must present a car tag either on paper or digitally for your student to be released. Parents arriving without a car tag will need to present photo identification and may have to wait until dismissal is over to have their ID verified. Please do not enter the car line until 2:45pm, and remember that you must circle the block if you are unable to pull into the alley.
If you wish to help us with car line efficiency, you may "Announce" your arrival in the PikMyKid app when you enter car line. One of our staff will confirm your arrival and location in line when they see your car tag. Students cannot be released until your announcement has been confirmed by a staff member.
If you wish to delegate pick-up to another individual, please indicate this change in the PikMyKid app no later than 2:00pm on the day of the change. Changes can be permanent, one-time, or recurring. You will need to enter the individual's name, email address, and cell phone number. Once you have delegated pick-up, give the individual your car tag or instruct them to register for the PikMyKid app to access the digital car tag.
If you need to register for the parent app, please follow these instructions. Your mobile phone number entered during registration must match what the school has on file. If it does not match, you will be unable to access settings for your student.
If you need help with the PikMyKid app, email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be able to assist you more effectively and efficiently than ARS staff can.
Thank you for your attention to this matter! Following these guidelines will help us keep things moving safely and efficiently each morning and afternoon. Please contact Ms. Duncan or Mr. Mairs with any questions or concerns.