Green Meadow Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon School

Green Meadow Elementary School was named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday morning. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. Green Meadow is one of only 325 schools in the country, including one of 19 schools in New York to receive the 2021 National Blue Ribbon School award. Congratulations to Green Meadow students, teachers, staff and families!

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

There have been some significant changes made to the Goff Middle School parking lot this summer, so we need to update our pick-up and drop-off procedures.

Goff arrival map 2021-22

Arrival Procedures

The building will open at 7:30 a.m. Students can start lining up at the 3 entrances as soon as Deputy Russo is outside. Student temperatures will be checked by scanners as they enter the building.

There is only 1 entrance to the parking lot (see map). Buses, staff and students/parents/guardians will all be entering in the one entrance. The old “main entrance” in the center of the lot is now an EXIT ONLY.

Buses will enter into the “buses only” lane on the right side of the new island and head to their designated drop-off areas.  

Staff will enter the lot and proceed to the parking areas. Please be courteous and have patience, there will be some criss-crossing of traffic with people trying to get into the parking area.

Students will be dropped-off along the curb on the left side of the island. There are multiple lanes on the left of the island, please only allow your students to get out of the vehicle on the curb.  We do not want anyone exiting a vehicle from the center lane or into traffic. We are anticipating a large number of drop-off’s, so please encourage your student(s) to be ready to exit your vehicle as soon as you come to a safe place to stop along the curb. People who are dropping may utilize the new center exit from the lot if the flow of traffic allows.

Drop-off can occur anywhere along the curb on the left of the new island. Students of ALL grades MUST follow the sidewalk and cross at the main crosswalk in the center of the school (4 on attached map) then proceed to their designated entrance. Students may not go around the fence as a shortcut to the cafeteria or the garden area.  

  • 8th Graders will enter through the Cafeteria (1 on attached map)
  • 7th Graders will enter through the Green House Door (near the garden) (3 on attached map)
  • 6th Graders will enter through the main entrance. (2 on attached map)

Any parent/guardian that needs to come into the building between 7 AM and 8 AM must park in the main lot, there is NO curb parking between those hours.

Dismissal Procedures

We have made some changes to the afternoon pick-up as well based on the new parking lot design.

The parent pick-up area is the 2 lanes to the left of the new island.  This year we will not be using the little league field for overflow or waiting.  Anyone picking up must pull into one of the 2 lanes and wait for their student.  All students must use the walkway in the center of the school to cross between the buses and get to the island walkway, there will be no students allowed to go around the fence on the garden end or the cafeteria end.

Around 2:45 PM (or as soon as the buses are loaded), the exits will be blocked so that all buses can depart.  This takes approximately 2 minutes.  About 2 minutes later, normal pick-up traffic will resume.

We ask for patience the first week or two of school so we can evaluate the functioning of our new lot.  Please be mindful of students crossing the pick-up lane to get to their rides which could be in the outside lane.  It is our hope that during the 2 minutes when traffic is held for the buses to depart that the majority of students will find their way to their ride.Please do not park in the church lot or little league field then text your child to walk to where you are.  Students are only allowed to walk if they are on the approved list (a note has been placed in their file) and all walkers will be held for dismissal until the buses depart.

Face Coverings/Masks

Face masks covering both the mouth and nose will be required for all students, staff and visitors inside schools and on school buses regardless of vaccination status. Bandanas and neck gaiters will not be permitted.

Masks will be optional when outdoors on school property.

Students will be provided mask breaks when seated in class and socially distanced.

Only those with medically documented reasons for not wearing face coverings would be exempt from this mandate.

Temperature Checks

School staff will conduct temperature checks of students as they enter school each day. If a student has a fever (100 degrees or higher), they will be sent to the designated isolation room to be evaluated by a school nurse. Parents will be contacted immediately and asked to come pick up their child.

Daily Health Screenings

Parents/guardians are asked to check their children for COVID-19 symptoms each morning. Students exhibiting one of the following symptoms should not be sent to school that day. Please keep your child at home and call your family doctor.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The Health Screening Form from last year does not need to be submitted.