St. Cloud School Drop-Off Etiquette for Parents
The craziness of the school year is here and parents and kids are still trying to get into the new routines after summer break. A Facebook post by a dad in North Carolina is going viral this week for good reason. He had the guts to say what was on every other busy parent's mind.
David Danielewicz posted to a parent Facebook Group saying:
"I'm only going to say this once. If you have to bathe or dress your kid, comb their hair, scramble them an egg and write them a send off letter before they can exit the car - YOU DO NOT BELONG IN THE SCHOOL DROP OFF LINE. Only people who raised their kids to jump out of the car with backpacks loaded like they are storming the beaches of Normandy while the car is at a slow roll are allowed in the drop off line. I will be giving stink eye warnings today but tomorrow I'm issuing citations."
The drop-off lanes at schools can get stressful. Lines get backed up, parents are in a hurry to get to work, the designated drop spot is small. No one has time to dilly-dally when getting out of the car. Here are 5 rules to follow when in the drop-off lane.
1. Parents stay in the car. If you need to go into the school, park in the parking lot, not the drop off lane.
2. No cell phones. It is a busy area with lots of kids, be alert.
3. No cutting in line. Cutting the line will only make you look bad and ruin everyone else's day.
4. Get ready at home. Backpacks loaded with lunch, homework, permission slips, and anything else your kid will need for the day. Load at home so you're not taking up time to do it in line.
5. Move quick. You don't want to wait for everyone else, so don't make them wait for you. Speed is efficiency.