Map of Parking

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures for 2019-2020

Drop-Off:  Staff supervision begins at 8:15 am
Please do not drop off prior to 8:15 am

  1. Enter the campus at the North End near Aspen school.
  2. Turn left at the first turn area and proceed South in front of Aspen School. 
  3. Proceed to Elem South and pull onto yellow striped lines in front of Elem South.  
  4. A staff member will have you pull up in front of the café.
  5. Once the line of traffic has stopped, please have your child exit the car on the sidewalk side (west side)
  6. Parents: Please do not get out of your car in the drop off line.  If you need to come into the building, please park in a visitor parking spot and carefully walk with your child across to the building.  
  7. Exit the south exit onto Aspen Drive.
  8. The children will either go to recess or breakfast from 8:15am to 8:30am
  9. Children will enter their classrooms at 8:30 and the academic day starts promptly at 8:40.
  10. If your child arrives after 8:40, he/she is considered tardy. (YES! That does mean 8:41am.)  If your child is tardy 5% or more of the school year, you will receive a letter that will go on your child’s record.

Attendance

If your child is going to be absent from school, please contact us by 9:00am in one of the following ways.

  1. Call the main number at any time and leave a message (847) 990-4800.  You can do this in the middle of the night! or
  2. Email ES Attendance at es-attend@hawthorn73.org.  You can also do this in the middle of the night.

Please help us keep our children healthy by keeping sick children at home and sticking to the 24 hours fever free rule.  If your child is absent 5% or more of the school year, you will receive a letter that will go on your child’s record.  This does INCLUDE TRAVEL.

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

****If you are changing your Pick-Up routine for the day, PLEASE CONTACT US BY 2:00.  

Safety is our number one concern and we want to make sure children get to the correct place!

Pick-Up Line (Preferred method of Pick-Up)

  1. Enter the campus at the North End near Aspen school.
  2. Turn left at the first turn area and proceed South in front of Aspen School. 
  3. Proceed to Elem South and pull onto yellow striped lines in front of Elem South.  
  4. A staff member will approach your car and ask your child’s name and will announce it on the speaker in the cafeteria.
  5. Your child will exit the South cafeteria door and will be escorted to your car.
  6. Parents: Please do not get out of your car in the Pick-Up line.  
  7. Once your child is safely buckled in, merge carefully into the exit lane.
  8. Exit the south exit onto Aspen Drive.

If you are parking and want to meet your child

  1. If you choose to park your car, please park in a visitor parking spot or any spot NORTH of visitor parking.  Backing up into ongoing traffic in the curved area is dangerous and has caused accidents.
  2. You may meet your child in the front vestibule near the rainbow hand wall or at the Cafeteria’s South Door.
  3. Please walk down our sidewalk to your car and be very careful crossing two rows of traffic. 
  4. Please let one of our staff members help you back up, as traffic is heavy during pick up.

If you are picking up between 1:30-2:30 (Aspen’s Pick-up time), you may go through the EAST side of the drive and then follow Pick-Up Line procedures above.