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Coleman Arrival & Dismissal Information

Coleman Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Attached is a MAP that shows the traffic flow for arrival and dismissal at Coleman.

The FRONT drive will be used for buses, daycare drop-off, and walkers for both arrival and dismissal.

The BACK drive will be used for car riders for both arrival and dismissal.

We will have the SAME traffic flow for the arrival and dismissal of our car riders.  

Procedures for Car Riders: 
Cars will enter through Coleman’s back driveway. This entrance is off of  S. 14th Street.  You will only be able to enter through one entrance lane that is marked with an arrow on the street and indicated on the map. (red line on map)

At the entrance of the overflow parking lot, you will split into two lanes.  One lane forms through the parking lot and one lane stays in the driveway.  (red lines on map) We will be utilizing the back overflow parking lot to allow for cars to get off of 14th street.  This will also alleviate the need for a double line.  
*For the first few weeks after opening we will have an MISD employee that will direct you to either stay straight or go right into our back overflow parking lot.  

The lanes will join back up at the end of the parking lot and merge together into one line that will proceed through the drop-off/pick-up area. (red line on map)
*For the first few weeks there will be district personnel to help with this merge.

As a single line, you will pull up to the designated cones placed in the back circle drive. There will be 10 cones set out to allow for 10 vehicles to load or unload. 

Once you have dropped off or picked up your child, you will proceed in a single line to the exit at 14th Street. (blue line indicated on the map) 

You will exit by taking a right turn only onto 14th Street.

Specifics for Arrival: 
Student arrival is located in the back drive. 
The driveway gate will be unlocked at 7:00.  The gate is located further up the driveway.  Prior to 7:00, you will be able to enter the drive and begin lining up in the driveway and the overflow parking lot.  
Students may exit vehicles starting at 7:05.
Please allow students to exit from the passenger side door(s). 
Adults, please stay in your vehicles.
Pull all the way to the staff member to allow the maximum number of students to exit vehicles at the same time. 
Staff members will be on duty to greet students.
The tardy bell rings at 7:30, so please allow yourself plenty of time to come through the line and for your child(ren) to exit the vehicle, walk inside, and walk to class.
If your child is tardy, park in the front of the school, walk your child to the front and sign in with the posted QR Code on the front door.

Specifics for Dismissal: 
The back gate does not open until at least 2:40. 
Students should be able to buckle their own seat belts for dismissal efficiency. 
Adults, please stay in your vehicles.
Please make sure your car tag is visible for the caller to be able to call for your child.
If you don’t have a car tag, per safety protocols, you will be instructed by the caller to drive around to the front office, where you will show your ID to a staff member to pick up your child.  

Our walkers will enter and exit through the front entrance of the school. 
The crosswalk is located at Hawkins Run and 14th Street.  Two permanent crossing guards will be located at the crosswalk in the morning and afternoon.   

Walker Arrival: 
Two crossing guards will be stationed there at Hawkins Run and 14th Street in the morning starting at 7:05. They will be there until 7:20.

Walker Dismissal:
Walkers will be escorted from school to the designated crosswalk with staff.  

Don’t forget! The arrival and dismissal process will take longer than usual during the first several days of our opening. Remember, we are all new at Coleman!  It will take some time to learn our new procedures!  Thank you for your patience with staff, students, and parents.

Global Supply Chain Issues Delay Opening Coleman Elementary

Global supply chain issues have provided a setback to the construction of Jean Coleman Elementary.  The new elementary school scheduled to open by the first day of school in August will now be pushed to open at the start of the second semester in January 2023. 

The construction company has experienced multiple delays in various materials, causing the delay in finishing the elementary school construction.  Some of the materials that have been difficult to obtain in a timely manner include door hardware, linear lighting fixtures, glazing for storefront and curtain walls, and interior curtain wall interior framing. 

The MISD and Coleman Elementary staff are working on a plan to relocate Jean Coleman Elementary students to LaRue Miller Elementary and Frank Seale Middle School, where rooms are available.  Coleman Elementary students will attend an alternate location during the first semester of 2022-2023 and then will return to the Jean Coleman Elementary campus in January 2023. 

 To keep students in a secure environment and safe from the hazards of continued construction on campus, the district hopes to move Kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade students from Jean Coleman Elementary to LaRue Miller Elementary.  Third, fourth and fifth graders from Jean Coleman Elementary will move to an empty wing at Frank Seale Middle School for the first semester.  Administrators from Jean Coleman Elementary will be present on both campuses. 

“We strive to give each student the best education possible, and to do so; we need to ensure our classes each have their own classroom and do not have to share if possible,” said Coleman Elementary Principal Kara Wendel.  “We want to ensure a safe learning environment for our students to thrive.” 

The district is providing an opportunity for parents to ask questions about this delay and the campus changes. Coleman Elementary Principal Kara Wendel is hosting a Coleman Q & A night on August 1, at 6:00 p.m. at the L.A, Mills Administration Building Board Room.