CONTACT Longfellow

501 South Arlington Heights Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Phone: 847-520-2755

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CCSD21 a school is comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in Illinois.

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Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Longfellow Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Arrival and Dismissal Information

Arrival

Student supervision starts at 8:45 AM. Students cannot arrive at school earlier than 8:45 AM and report directly to their homeroom.

Student arrival locations:

  • Front Door for walkers, students that take the bus
  • Door 3 (same door as pick up) for car drop off

During car drop off, please remember to pull all the way up to the front of the pick up line so we can allow for the most cars to drop off at the same time.  DO NOT get out of your car.  If your child needs assistance during drop off, please park your car, help your child, and walk them towards the front entrance.  We appreciate your help in decreasing congestion and maximizing student safety during arrival.

Prior to entering the school all students must put on a mask. If a child does not have a mask, they will be provided with a disposable single use mask for that day. As students enter the building at arrival, they will clean their hands at a hand sanitizer station, and proceed directly to their classroom.

From 8:45-9:00 AM, supervisors will be stationed in the hallways to welcome students and monitor classrooms. Students are allowed to carry backpacks and will place their coats either in their backpack or on their chair. Once in their classroom, students must remain in their seats and wear their masks at all times.

 

Dismissal

At dismissal (3:30 PM), students that are walking will go directly to the park as soon as they exit the building. Students taking a bus will go directly to their bus. Students waiting for car pick up will be socially distanced outside according to markings on the ground. Siblings will be grouped together.

As you head towards the back of the building, cars picking up children in grades K-2 will form the two lines of cars closest to the building and pick up their children along the building. Cars picking up children in grades 3-5 will form the two lines of cars closest to the grass and will pick their children along the grass.

Students in grades K-2 will continue to leave the building through door 3 and line up along the building to wait for their car (picture below).

Students in grades 3-5 will exit through doors 2 or 12 and use the crosswalk to line up along the grass at the park and wait for their car. We have painted more socially distanced dots along the grass to spread out the students as they wait in the car line.

Students with a younger sibling should meet their car on the side with the younger sibling. For example, in a family in which there is a child in grade 2 and grade 4, they would stand together against the building.

Students should only get in their car on the side where they are getting picked up. Students in grades K-2 will be against the building and will enter their car on the drivers side. Students in grades 3-5 will be against the grass at the park and will enter their car on the passenger side.

If there is any change in the way your child gets home, our front office (847-520-2755) and your child’s teacher needs to have that information before the school day begins. It is vitally important to keep all children safe and we need your help to maintain a regular pick-up schedule for your child unless there is an unforeseen circumstance that is causing a change.

Preschool Arrival and Dismissal
Arrival and dismissal of preschool students (and their siblings) will continue to be in the front median. This is to give families with our youngest learners more time to help their children buckle the car seats. Preschool staff members will only permit cars picking up preschool students to drive along the median.