Arrival/Dismissal Guidelines

  • Arrival

    Students should arrive no earlier than 8:20 am. To ensure the safety of your child, please do not drop off before this time as there is no student supervision prior to 8:20 am. 

    All students should be lined up in their appropriate class lines by no later than 8:30 am.

    On late start Fridays; students can arrive no earlier than 9:45am. 

    Dismissal

    Students are walked out with a teacher to their bus, to the designated teacher area, or to the parent pick-up zone. Parents/guardians must make contact with the teacher in order for students to be dismissed. If a family has students walk home without an adult, the walkers and bike riders are expected to go directly home after dismissal. Bus students are to walk directly from the classroom to bus loading zones and stand in line until the bus arrives. 

    Parent Pick-up/Drop-off Map

    Drop-off and Pick-up map for the parking lot

    Drop-off and pick-up your children from the pick-up zone in the south lot. The front lot is for Staff and Buses ONLY. Please have your yellow pick-up card displayed. When dropping children off in the morning, please pull all the way up in the drop-off zone and stay behind the car in front of you at all times.

     If parking your car, please display a pink PARKING card in your windshield. Cars who are parking move to the left lane and park in an angled parking spot.

     The church across 116th Street is also available for parking.

     Remember that you may only make a right turn out of the parent lot to keep cars moving and U-turns are not allowed.

    Early Student Dismissal Policy

    Adults are required to come to the office when checking out your student for early dismissal. Students will be called from the classroom to be picked up in the office. Please ensure that the attendance office receives notes students bring to the classroom regarding early dismissal.

    Students are released only to parents, guardians, or those persons listed as emergency contacts on the student’s emergency information/registration sheet. All adults will be asked for identification to ensure every child’s safety. 

    Dismissal after 2:45 is highly discouraged. This is an important time in the school day as teachers are providing important information to go home, to include homework, to students. Dismissal at this time can be very disruptive.

    Late Pick Up Policy

    Student safety is the highest priority of the Renton School District. Therefore, we make every effort to ensure that all students are under appropriate supervision until they return to you at the end of their school day. Please ensure that you pick your child up on time each day.

    Benson Hill staff is concerned about students who are left after dismissal time or who are brought back to school because no one is there to meet the bus.  The school is not, and cannot be, staffed to provide supervision for students in these situations; hiring extra personnel is beyond our financial resources. In addition, children can feel confused and apprehensive when they are not picked up on time.

    When children are returned to school or not picked up within 15 minutes after school is dismissed (3:25), the child’s parent or guardian will be notified. If a third incident occurs within 60 days, the parent or guardian will be charged a minimum of $20.00 per child payable to the Renton School District.  Time extending beyond the first hour will be billed at $40.00.