Student Drop off and Pick up Zones announced.

Dear Redbird Family,

With school beginning August 24th, we wanted to let you know about or drop off and pick-up zones.  We ask that you be patient and respectful of others, as we implement this new process.  Our staff has designed, what we believe, is a great for our students and the most efficient plan for you as parents. Please take time to review these procedures with your student(s). 

Thank you for assisting in the safety of our students.  It is our absolute pleasure to serve and be a part of your child’s life. 

Troy Gray

AMS Principal

Student Drop Off

Doors will open daily at 7:45 a.m. Please do not drop your child off prior to 7:45 a.m to ensure adequate supervision is available. Please contact us at 417-845-1805 if special arrangements need to be made.

  • Parent drop off will be car lane only to reduce the number of people entering the building.

  • Parents should remain in their car during drop off.

  • Please be mindful of students unloading during this time; do not pull your vehicle into motion until all students/staff are clear.

  • All Students will report to their 1st hour class daily and breakfast will be served in the classroom.

Student Dismissal

Bus Riders:

  • At preplanned staggered times, each teacher will escort their students to the bus while maintaining social distance.

  • Buses will begin loading at 3:15 p.m.

  • All bus riders are required to wear a mask once they enter the bus, (This is not an option.)

  • Students riding the bus home will load from the back to the front according to their assigned seats.

  • Once outside students will stay with their class until they load the bus.

Car Riders:

  • All student pick-up will be through the car pick-up line. 

  • Car riders WILL NOT be released before all buses have departed.  We will begin loading buses at 3:15 p.m.

  •  Each grade level will be escorted by one teacher to the student dropzone. Staff will monitor social distancing.

  • Car rider families will be grouped together, when possible, and be assigned to the youngest siblings group.

  • Students will be released by groups and each group will be color coded. 

  • 6th Grade (Group A) Red:  Pick-up Zone will be at the main entrance of the building.

  • 7th Grade (Group B) Black:  Pick-up Zone will be at the regular student dropoff zone on the east side of the building.

  • 8th Grade (Group C) White:  Pick-up Zone will be located at the North Side of the parking lot located on the East side of the building. 

Note: Your child will bring you a colored slip of paper with their group assignment on day 1 pick-up.    We ask that you kindly place this on your dash to assist us in directing traffic.  We will have people on duty to assist you.

  • Parents should remain in the car to promote social distancing.

  • Be mindful of students loading vehicles around you; do not pull your vehicle into motion until all students/staff are clear.