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Procedures, Routines, and Reminders


Buzzer System:

Encino Park has a buzz-in system at the front door.  Once the school day starts, the front door will automatically lock. Any person wanting to enter the front door will need to buzz in and the office staff will open the door. This buzzer system has a camera, monitor, and a way to communicate to the person at the door.  If your are arriving after 7:30 am please bring your child into the building and sign them in.  


Morning Information: 

  • The cafeteria opens for breakfast at 7:05 am. Breakfast is currently free for all students.  Students can enter through the side cafeteria door.
  • Students not eating breakfast may enter the cafeteria at 7:05 am and sit at the table closest to the main cafeteria doors until 7:10 am.  
  • PreK, Kindergarten, first and second grade students report to the cafeteria prior to 7:30.  All other students in third through fifth grades report to the gyms before 7:30.  Teachers begin picking up students from the gyms at 7:25 to go to the classrooms.  Students are considered tardy at 7:30 and must stop by the office to get a tardy slip at 7:30. 
  • Parking - The upper parking lot is reserved for teachers and staff parking.
  • Please adhere to handicap parking laws and leave those spaces available.
  • When dropping off students in the upper parking lot please be aware of all incoming traffic. We ask that you stop at the cones, drop off your child, and exit through the middle of the parking lot. Please do not exit your car, this disrupts the traffic flow. 
  • If you are going to exit the car to help your child walk-up, please park in the lower parking lot and walk your child to the porch.  Please practice social distancing and wear a mask.  Leaving cars unattended along the curb disrupts the traffic flow and creates safety issues. 
  • The lower lot is also available for student drop off. Please do not drop off or pick up your child on Encino Rio or Caliza Road.
  • Please touch base with your child's teacher for additional information.

Afternoon Dismissal: 

  • Car-Rider Pick-Up:
    • The upper parking lot is used for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade (Hill & Thomas).
    • The lower parking lot is used for 2nd grade (Mahan, Rizzo, Spears), 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. 
  • Please have your car signs visible and hanging on your rear-view mirror during dismissal.  This will expedite calling for your son or daughter to your vehicle.  Classroom teachers will hand out the signs at Meet the Teacher and/or the first day of school. 
  • Please pull forward and have your child enter/exit the car from the passenger side of the vehichle for both drop-off and pick-up.  This is extremely important for the safety of all our students. 
  • Please utilize the drive-through to pick up students so that we limit visitors on the porch.  If you are unable to use the drive-through, please be sure to practice social distancing and wear a mask when picking up your child. 
  • If you need an extra car sign or need a replacement, feel free to let your child's teacher know.  Feel free to get extras for grandparents, etc, when they pick up.



  • Parking - The upper parking lot is reserved for teachers and staff parking. 
  • Please use the crosswalks when crossing the street. There are many blind spots and cars when you cross in other areas. 
  • Remember San Antonio is a Hands Free Zone, please stay off your phone when driving through the pick-up/drop-off line.
  • Dogs are not allowed on campus. 
  • Please adhere to handicap parking laws and leave those spaces available. 
  • Please do not park along curbs in front of the school due to buses.
  • If you are needing to sign your child out early please do your best to get them no later than 2:10pm. After this time students start to transition as we prepare for dismissal.
  • Please be sure to speak to a staff member if you are trying to reach the school regarding a change in dismissal plans for your child.  Emails or Seesaw messages may not be received immediately.

School Hours:  

7:05 Supervision Begins
7:00-7:25 Breakfast
7:25 School Begins
7:30 Tardy Bell
2:45 School Ends

The school office is open from 7:00-3:30 daily.   

Thank you for your help as we make Encino Park a great place for our students!


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