Arrival

All preschool children, school age children, and teachers check in using the computer system. Enter the preschool and children’s area through the children’s welcome center.

Doors upstairs and downstairs will shut and lock at 9:20 AM.

Preschool will close the top half of door at 9:20 AM.

If a family arrives after 9:20 AM, the ladies at the front desk will let them in the door. If they are preschoolers, the ladies will call the classroom letting them know that a child is on their way so that the teacher can open the classroom door.

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Dismissal for Sunday Mornings

When the first bell rings at the end of Sunday School, the Welcome Center doors will be opened and preschool teachers will open the top half of their doors.

Parents of preschoolers must present their child’s receipt sticker to the teacher when picking up their child.

When the second bell rings, all 1st-5th graders that have not been picked up by parents in their classrooms will be brought downstairs to the children’s welcome desk area. Parents need to pick up their child from their classroom or the welcome center unless the teacher has specific directions from the parent.

Dismissal for Wednesday Evenings

Parents will pick up PRAISE-N-PLAY participants in the classroom W110.

All GMELIFE 1st-5th graders that have not been picked up at 7:30 PM in their classrooms will be brought downstairs to the children’s welcome desk area. Parents need to pick up their child from their classroom or the welcome center unless the teacher has specific directions from the parent.

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Emergency Procedures

Fire Procedures:
Babies, ones, and twos will be placed in baby beds and rolled to the fire exit. All preschoolers (babies-kindergarten) will exit through the infant’s room (W114) fire exit door and turn right (east). Congregate at the back east fence of the parking lot behind Classic 50’s.

Children 1st-5th grade will exit down the north stairwell by the 5th grade girls’ classroom out into the north alley and turn right (east). Congregate at the back east fence of the parking lot behind Classic 50’s.

Parents will be able to pick up all children from the far east parking lot and must notify the teachers before taking them.

Storm Procedures:
Babies, ones, and twos will go directly to room W113.

Threes, fours, fives, and kindergarteners will go directly to room W108.

1st and 2nd graders will go down the south stairwell and go to room W101.

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will go down the south stairwell and go to room W107.

These are all inside room with no outside walls or windows. Parents will be able to pick up their children by coming to the children’s welcome desk where they will be directed to the right room.

Intruder/Active Shooter Procedures:
When alerted, teachers will make sure doors are locked, turn off lights, and hide children where they cannot be seen from the doors or windows.

Babies will hide in the fire escape hallway and the teachers will secure the door.

Ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and kindergarteners will hide in the connecting bathrooms of their classrooms.

1st-5th graders will hide in designated corners of their rooms.

All children and teachers will stay in lock down until given the all clear by the police officer or Bethel staff.

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