Arrival at School
Students are expected to arrive at school between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Prior to that time, no supervision is available.
Students arriving to school by car will be dropped off on C street, Valley Road, or another nearby location.
Students eating breakfast should arrive at 7:45 a.m. Only students who are eating Grab & Go breakfast will be allowed in the school at this time. Students not eating breakfast will wait until 7:55 a.m. to enter. Students wishing to see a teacher before school should enter via the main entrance and report to the office for a pass. On days of inclement weather, when deemed necessary, students will be permitted to enter the building at 7:45 a.m.
Students will enter through their assigned areas only:
- 6th grade – C wing doors (furthest south doors on the west side of the building)
- 7th grade – Main entrance
- 8th grade – B wing doors. Students are not to wait or hang out in any other area.
Students riding the Star Tran bus to school should arrive after 7:30 a.m. Making the 7:15 a.m. connection downtown allows plenty of time to arrive. Students may not take an earlier bus.
Before School Activities
Some outside groups (Campus Life currently) use our facilities in the morning for student groups to meet. These are not school-sponsored activities. Students attending these activities may not arrive prior to the designated start time and must enter via the back gym entrance. Lefler staff does not supervise these activities.
We welcome visitors to our school, however, we want to be certain that a safe and appropriate instructional environment can be maintained in the classroom. Please prearrange visits with an administrator if at all possible. All visitors should begin their visit in the main office.
Dismissal from School
The following dismissal procedures have been implemented to facilitate a safe and orderly close to the school day.
Students will be dismissed at 2:58 p.m. (with the exception of the early dismissal days listed in the school handbook and on the school calendar). Upon dismissal, students must leave the school grounds and proceed home. All students must be on their way home, with a staff member, or in an approved activity by 3:08 p.m. Supervision is not available after 3:10 p.m.
Students who ride the Star Tran bus home from school are to wait near the stoplight with Lefler school staff. The Star Tran bus does not arrive until approximately 3:25 p.m. It is not appropriate to roam the neighborhood and catch the bus at an alternative location.
Students who are picked up after school should wait on C Street or Valley Road. For the safety of our students, the parking lots are NOT available for pick up. Students who are not picked up by 3:10 will be brought back into the building to wait inside door #13. At that time the parking lot is open and visible from this doorway. Students remaining after 3:30 p.m. will be brought to the office and a parent will be contacted. Parents will need to come into the office to pick up their student.
Students will not be allowed to wait on C Street or Valley Road after 3:15 p.m.
Approved After-School Activities
Students are encouraged to work with staff members or participate in an activity program after school. Activities begin immediately after school. Students will not be able to enter these activities after 3:08 p.m. Approved activities include: working with a teacher; participating in a school-sponsored club; participating in the YMCA after-school program; participating in school-sponsored intramurals, attending Team Time, Achievement Zone, or Homework Zone in the Media Center (the Media Center closes at 4:00 p.m.).
The YMCA sponsors an after-school Community Learning Center (CLC) program each school day from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Contact 402-436-1565 for more information.
Dismissal from After-School Activities
Students staying after school with teachers or for Lefler club activities are expected to leave school immediately at the conclusion of their activity. If a student must wait for a ride, they are to wait on the benches outside the main office. There will not be supervision outside nor will there be supervision after 4:30 p.m. when the office closes. Students should be picked up no later than 4:30 p.m.
Students participating in special activities or clubs that conclude after 4:15 p.m. will be supervised by the participating sponsor in an area designated by the sponsor until rides arrive. Parents are asked to pick up students at the dismissal time of the program. Students walking home are to leave immediately at the conclusion of the activity.
Students participating in the YMCA program must follow the program’s specific dismissal plan. More information can be obtained by calling 402-436-1565.
Early Dismissal Dates (Aug.12, 13, 14,)
Students will be dismissed at 1:58 p.m. and are to leave school by 2:08 p.m. Students remaining after 2:10 p.m. will be brought into the building. There will be no outside supervision after 2:10 p.m. Students remaining after 2:30 p.m. will be brought to the office and parents will be called. There will be no after school activities on these days with the exception of the YMCA program. Dismissal procedures will be the same for early dismissal days with the times adjusted to match the dismissal time.
Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Dates (Aug.25, Sep.29, Oct.27, Nov.24, Dec.15, Jan.26, Feb.23, Mar.29, Apr.26)
Students will dismiss at 1:38 p.m. and are to leave school by 1:48 p.m. Students remaining after 2:00 p.m. will be brought into the building. There will be no outside supervision after 2:00 p.m. Students remaining after 2:15 p.m. will be brought to the office and parents will be called. There will be no after school activities on these days with the exception of the YMCA program.