John S. Hobart Elementary
School day: 9:05 am – 3:05 pm
Before-school childcare drop-off beginning at 8:05 am/after-school childcare pick-up ending 4:05 pm
As many of you are aware, the district found itself having to switch bus companies. This change has unfortunately led to a temporary disruption in service. There will be NO large buses until Monday, September 17. Therefore, please listen carefully for the John S. Hobart Elementary School arrival and dismissal procedures.
VERY IMPORTANT – If you are carpooling and someone else other that the child’s parent is picking them up from school, you must send a note in or email a pick-up note to your child’s teacher that includes your child’s name and the name of the adult that is picking them up. You can access teachers’ email addresses on the WF website (typically first initial, last name @wfsd.k12.ny.us; example: John Public, firstname.lastname@example.org). No child will be released without a note. If you are picking up any child, please be sure to have picture ID. No child will be released to an adult without picture ID.
- Students can be dropped off as early as 7:30, school begins at 9:05.
- You can use two locations to drop off your children. The drop off locations will be the front bus loop and the back bus loop. Our caring faculty, staff and security will be at both locations to assist. These locations will be a drop and go to reduce congestion. This means that parents will not be able to get out of the car to walk their children into school. If you need to escort your child into school, you must park in the parking lot. You will be able to enter the lobby with your child and say goodbye there before they are escorted by school staff to the location in the building where students from their grade level will be located.
- As for dismissal / student pick up, we will use multiple pick up times based on grade level to reduce congestion and avoid parking issues. If you have children in multiple grades, you can choose anytime to pick up your children. If you are looking to avoid congestion and would like to sign your children out, we will have students available for pick up as early as:
Grades:K-1 – 2:30pm
Grades: 2-3 – 2:45 pm
Grades: 4-5 – 3:00 pm
You will need to park, come into the school and sign your child out at your child’s classroom.
If you are unable to pick your child up by 3:15, they can be picked up from the following locations:
K – Library
1-3 – Cafeteria
4-5 – Multipurpose Room
We appreciate your cooperation to help get our nearly 900 students into and out of the building as safely and as efficiently as possible. Please note that we understand children may be late to school, and lateness due to this bus situation will not negatively impact your child. We assure you your child will still enjoy a memorable school year with us.
Please call John S. Hobart Elementary School at (631) 874-1296 if you have any questions.