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Assistant Superintendent Catherine Addor addresses pick up procedures, improving safety at Cooke

Sept. 10, 2015

The following message is to all parents and/or guardians of George L. Cooke Elementary School students from Catherine Parsons, Assistant Superintendent of School Administration:

We'd like to thank our Cooke families for their patience and suggestion regarding pick up procedures. We hope you appreciate what we are trying to accomplish towards improving safety and security in our schools; We appreciate your angst and confusion.

Effective immediately, the Cooke School will be reverting to it's standard* (previous) pick up procedure. We welcome your input on how to strengthen this procedure in order to meet our safety and security goals. Please send your questions, comments, and suggestions to

I apologize for any inconvenience that the school's pick up procedure may have caused.

Thank you, 
Catherine Addor
Assistant Superintendent of School Administration


*What is the previous standard procedure?

The standard pick up procedure begin at 3:05 p.m. Parents and/or guardians will be asked to come through the main entrance and stand the multi-purpose room. Parents will be asked to wait in one of three lines (organized by grade levels) and to present a government issued ID (for example, a driver's license). After identification and sign out, parents and/or guardians may leave with their child(ren), who will be waiting near that same area.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to call the school's main office at (845) 794-8830.