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Procedures, Routines, and Reminders

All parents entering the school beyond the foyer will need to sign in at the front office to get a visitor’s badge.


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.  Visitors will be buzzed in to the building where they can sign-in at the office and get a visitor tag. 


Morning Information: 

  • The cafeteria opens for breakfast at 7:00 am. Students can enter through the side cafeteria door.
  • Students not eating breakfast may enter the cafeteria at 7:00 am and sit at the table closest to the main cafeteria doors until 7:10 am.  
  • After 7:10 all students can enter through the main doors and proceed to the front of the library before being dismissed to the gym (1st-5th) or library (kindergarten).
  • 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. 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.
  • Pre-K students school day begins at 7:30 and ends at 7:45. 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 NEW 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.  If you need an extra sign or need a replacement, feel free to come to the front office. 
  • Sibling Pick-Up: The older child is allowed to go to the upper parking lot to meet the younger child for 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. 
  • We will have more buses this year, please do not park along curbs in front of the school.
  • If you are needing to sign your child out early please do your best to get them no later than 2:20pm. After this time Encino starts 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 may not be received immediately.


School Hours:  

7:10 Supervision Begins
7:00-7:30 Breakfast
7:35 School Begins
7:40 Tardy Bell
2:55 School Ends

Kindergarten students report to the library prior to 7:35.  All other students in first through fifth grades report to the gyms before 7:35.  Teachers begin picking up students from the gyms at 7:35 to go to the classrooms.  Students are considered tardy at 7:40 and must stop by the office to get a tardy slip at 7:40. 

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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