Pick up & Drop off

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies

Approximately 800 children walk, bike, bus and carpool daily to and from Burroughs. Safety, efficiency and courtesy during arrival and dismissal are very important to everyone. Please read carefully and follow our UPDATED procedures. Most importantly, remember that safe practices begin with you. Slow down on 50th Street. Watch for children!


  • Main Entrance Drop-off Circle is for Kindergarten- 2nd Graders
  • Drop-off for Grades 3-5 at various locations (see map on Burroughs website)
  • No Student Drop-Off before 9:00 a.m.
  • Students should arrive by 9:10 a.m. After that, students are considered tardy
  • If your child arrives after 9:10 am, an adult must walk him/her into the main office and sign in on the tardy roster.

Walkers and Bikers:

  • Students who walk to school should cross with crossing guards when possible.
  • Before proceeding into the intersections, remind students to watch for cars that are trying to rush through a changing light, or cars that are turning onto 50th Street.
  • There are plenty of bike racks for locking up bikes. They are located next to the playground

Dog Policy Before & After School:

  • Please remember, many students have a fear of dogs.
  • At the main entrance, use the dog tie-out stakes
  • On the James side of school, keep your dog leashed, close to you and off the sidewalk.


  • It is vital to the safety of our students that ALL families adhere to the rules.
  • The drop off circle at the main entrance is for children in grades K-2 only. *(Please see below for safe alternative drop off locations for grades 3-5).
  • Be sure to pull up as close to the ‘Drop Off’ Sign as possible.
  • Students must be let out of the passenger side right onto the curb.
  • Adults, DO NOT get out of your car.
  • Students need to hop out quickly so you can depart immediately.
  • Remember, you can only make a right-hand turn out of the lot.

Updated Drop-Off Map (PDF)

*Safe alternative drop off locations for grades 3-5:

  • The Lynnhurst Community Center parking lot entrance on Minnehaha
  • The Mt. Olivet parking lot South side of 50th
  • Mount Olivet Chapel parking lot North side of 50th
  • Near 51st Street and James Avenue, South of the bridge and on the East side of the street.
  • 49th Street and James Avenue, North of the intersection, next to Lynnhurst Park

Places to Park 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Burroughs parking lot
  • Lynnhurst lot south of the Lynnhurst Park Building (8:00-10:30)
  • Small lot across from school on 50th (dangerous to cross).
  • Both sides of James NORTH of 50th.

If you park on the West Side of James Avenue

DO NOT cross between the buses when going to or from your car. This is VERY DANGEROUS. Please go to the corner where we have patrols.

East Side of James Avenue

This is a Bus Lane. NEVER use for drop-off or parking.

Picking Up Your Child(ren) During the School Day (Doctor/Dentist etc.):

  • Come directly to the main office and sign your child out.
  • The office staff will call your child to the office when you have actually arrived and signed your child out.

When You Return After the Appointment:

The parent or guardian must escort the student into the main office and sign him/her back into school.


Departure (3:40pm):

Parent pick up:

  • Review the after-school pick-up rules on the Burroughs website for drop off locations by grade.
  • After 3:00 pm, DO NOT drive into the Main Entrance Circle.  Buses pick up students from this area.
  • Kindergarten – 3rd Grade: Wait for your child in the Atrium. DO NOT go to the classroom. Your child will walk through the Atrium with their classroom teacher at the end of the day or after a.m. Kindergarten.
  • Grade 4 parents: Pick up your child outside Door # 3. DO NOT stand on the main sidewalk. Teachers need to drop off students at buses. Standing parents and strollers make it impossible to pass.
  • Grade 5 parents: Pick up your child from the Garage Door Driveway. DO NOT stand on the main sidewalk. Teachers need to drop off students at buses. Standing parents and strollers make it impossible to pass.
  • Parents who walk to school from South of Burroughs: Pick up your child at Bus Sign # 8.
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