Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:20 AM

Effective next week (week of February 11) the incoming buses to Lake Harriet Lower will be arriving on the Drew side of the school. Students will exit the buses and enter the school through Door #3 (Minneapolis Kids Door).
The traffic in and around the school has become a concern. For everyone’s safety, please review some of the drop off and dismissal procedures:
Drop off: You may drop your student off on 41ststreet between 9:20 and 9:35 a.m. There is no parking adjacent to the school. If you need to come in with your child, please park across the street from the school and walk in entering door #1. If you arrive after the second bell at 9:35 a.m., you must enter the school and get a tardy pass from our school nurse.
Students who wish to eat breakfast can enter at 9:20 a.m. All others are allowed to enter the school at 9:25 a.m. when the first bell rings.
We ask parents to say their good byes at the door foyer area. At 9:35 a.m., the doors are locked and all entrance thereafter happens through door #1.
Bus Arrival at Lower: The buses will now be routed to come down Drew stopping for students to enter the building through door #3. (This is a change from going down Chowen). Note: 41st is steep and dangerous during the winter months)
Bus Dismissal at Lower: No changes. The Special Needs buses will arrive on Drew and the Outgoing general education buses will depart from Chowen and one from 40th.
Parent Pick Up:
  • Please do not try to pick up children in the front of the school or on Drew, or ask to take students out of line, as classes are walking down the bus lane.
  • Please park your cars (idling more than 3 minutes is illegal) and stand with the other parents on the corner of 40th and Drew. Please wait past the bus #9 sign.
  • Pass the word to all anyone who picks up students. Staff have been asked to enforce these procedures for the safety of the students.
NOTE: If you need to make any changes to your child’s dismissal please contact your child’s teacher, the main office and Travis Jansen our transportation Coordinator. If you do not get a confirmation, then do not assume we know of the change.