Arrival, Dismissal, and Inclement Weather
  • Students are expected to arrive at school on time. Students enter the building at 8:35am, and classes begin at 8:40am.

Rules of the Road

  • The safety of our Kipling Cougars is our highest priority. Please be mindful of your speed and the drop-off and pick-up procedures when driving in the parking lot and around the school!

    Parents dropping their children off need to proceed the entire length of the parking lot along the field. Please do not cut in front of cars waiting patiently in the line by turning directly into the circle drive. Also, the drop off and pick up line is meant to move continuously. All doors are open on poor weather days. It is imperative that you not stop at the front door unless the cars in front of you are stopped. Parents should not park or get out of their vehicles while in the line even to unbuckle students or give hugs. Please park and walk up to the school if your child requires extra assistance. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with following these procedures!

Security Procedures

    • Students will only be dismissed to a parent or legal guardian, or to emergency contacts designed in Family Access.

      All of the exterior school doors are locked at all times during the school day, and all visitors are required to enter through the front office, sign in, and present their photo ID.  Students arriving late must go directly to the office with a parent/guardian and sign in.  All students leaving early must be signed out by a parent/guardian.

Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Policy

  • If it is raining or we are experiencing severe cold (temperature or wind chill below 10 degrees), students should enter the building at the nearest door and line-up outside their classrooms.

    During snow season, children should wear winter coats, snow pants, boots, gloves and hats each day.  Children who are not dressed appropriately will be restricted to the blacktop area in order to keep their clothes dry.  We suggest parents keep an extra set of clothes in school in case their child gets wet during recess.

  • Click Here for DPS 109's Inclement Weather Closure Policy