General Information

School Procedure

Parent Information for Pickup/Dropoff Changes for 2021-2022

Arrival Times:

  • Students are to arrive no earlier than 8:00 am.  Upon arrival, students will be expected to enter the building while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

  • Breakfast will be served.  Students will be served lunch in the cafeteria daily.

  • No SUPERVISION of students begins prior to 8:00 a.m

  • Prek AM arrival time is between 8-8:10 am

  • Prek PM arrival time is between 12:35-12:40 pm

Arrival Areas:

  • PreK students will enter through the PreK doors.

  • K Nadler will enter at Mrs. Nadler's outside steps.

  • K Carpenter will enter through the front door labeled K.

  • 1st grade will enter at the front door labeled 1.

  • 2nd grade will enter at the front door labeled 2.

  • 3rd grade will enter at the Community Center door labeled 3.

  • 4th grade will enter at the Community Center door labeled 4.

  • 5th grade will enter at the "5 doors" door labeled 5.

  • 6th grade will enter at the "5 doors" door labeled 6.

  • 7th grade will enter at the "5 doors" door labeled 7.

  • 8th grade will enter at the "2 doors" door labeled 8.

Bike Riders:

  • Must walk bikes on front sidewalks and on school campus at all times.

  • Bicycle students must place bicycles at racks located near “Five Door” area.

  • It is strongly recommended that a lock be used at all times.

  • Children should not be arrive prior to 8 am UNLESS they are eating breakfast.

Walkers:

  • All walkers must use crosswalks.

  • All walkers must abide by the directives of the Crossing Guard.

  • Children should not arrive prior to 8 am UNLESS they are eating breakfast.

Drivers:

  • Must stay in the vehicle at all times.

  • Drivers must pull as far forward as space permits. 

  • Drop-off area will be at the front of the school (95th St.-Signal Hill Place) a  NO PARKING ZONE will be enforced in this area.  Students MUST exit on the building side of the street.

  • Drop-off area will be along the west side of the Community Center to the Five-Door Entrance. (Parking Lot area) Drivers cannot park, they must pull as far forward as space allows.

  • All drivers exiting from the school parking lot must turn RIGHT.

  • DRIVERS MUST STOP AT THE FOUR WAY STOP AND FOLLOW CROSSING GUARD DIRECTIVES.

  • It is illegal in the state of Illinois to be on your cell phone in school zone areas.

  • St. Clair County Sheriff/Belleville Police will assist with additional patrols and drivers noted not following rules will be reported to authorities. 

  • Children should not be dropped off prior to 8 am UNLESS they are eating breakfast.

Church Parking Lot/Drive

  • The church driveway and parking lot are NOT TO BE used as a drop-off/pickup point.

Dismissal Times:

  • All AM PreK students will be dismissed at 10:40 am.  All PM PreK students will be dismissed at 3:10 pm.

  • All K-2nd grades will be dismissed at 3:15.

  • All 3rd-8th grade walkers will be dismissed at 3:15.

  • All 3rd-8th grade car riders will be dismissed at 3:20 to their designated areas.

Dismissal Areas:

  • A designated pickup for preschool-2nd grade MUST walk to the front dismissal area to pick up their child.  A driver's license or photo ID may be required.

  • 3rd-8th grade students will walk home (with parent permission) or be picked up by car in the car pick up line.

Bike Riders:

  • Must walk bikes on front sidewalks and on school campus at all times.

  • Bicycle students are considered walkers at the end of the day.

Walkers:

  • All walkers must use crosswalks.

  • All walkers must abide by the directives of the Crossing Guard.

  • No student under the age of 3rd grade is allowed to walk alone. Older siblings are allowed to pick up younger siblings if teacher is notified of this arrangement. 

  • Walkers must leave campus immediately.  Students are not allowed to congregate per social distancing guidelines.

Drivers:

  • Must stay in the vehicle at all times.

  • Drivers must pull as far forward as space permits. 

  • A NO PARKING ZONE will be enforced in front of the school during dismissal.

  • Pick-up for students in 3rd-8th will be along the west side of the Community Center to the Five-Door Entrance. (Parking Lot area) Students will be released for pickup at approximately 3:20 pm.

  • Drivers cannot park, they must pull as far forward as space allows.

  • All drivers exiting from the school parking lot must turn RIGHT.

  • DRIVERS MUST STOP AT THE FOUR WAY STOP AND FOLLOW CROSSING GUARD DIRECTIVES.

  • It is illegal in the state of Illinois to be on your cell phone in school zone areas.

  • St. Clair County Sheriff/Belleville Police will assist with additional patrols and drivers noted not following rules will be reported to authorities. 

Church Parking Lot/Drive

  • The church driveway and parking lot are NOT TO BE used as a drop-off/pickup point.

 Dress Code

Dress for Success!
Click below for a user-friendly version of our District Dress Code policy via our School Handbook:
Signal Hill School Dress for Success
Signal Hill Do's & Don'ts of Hoodies

Signal Hill School Crisis Procedures

School Emergency Information for Parents/Guardians Brochure

Signal Hill School is deeply concerned about the safety of your child. Annually as required by Public Acts 94-0600, 95-1015, 98-0048,the district conducts at least three fire drills with the staff and students with one drill in collaboration with the local fire department(s).  In addition, the district conducts 1 bus evacuation drill, one severe weather drill, and one law enforcement drill which can be completed when students are not present. The completion report of the drills are shared and reviewed by the Regional Superintendent annually. In addition, the safety procedures are reviewed annually by our first responders and adjusted as needed.  

Signal Hill has a Crisis Committee which is made up of teachers, staff, and an administrator who regularly reviews our crisis plan to ensure that we are up-to-date on our procedures. We have meetings with the full faculty and staff to review those procedures or practices. We also discuss and practice drills with our students to be sure they know what to do in case of an emergency. In the beginning of each year we practice our fire, storm, and lockdown drills with the students. We then continue to review these drills throughout the year and, periodically, they  are supervised by the first responders to get input on the effectiveness of our procedures.

In each emergency situation, we practice going to the assigned location, and we check attendance to ensure all students/staff are accounted for.  For the safety of the students and staff routes, to any outside locations are not shared.

In the event of a real emergency, parents will be contacted via School Reach/SHS web connections (posted on the website and Facebook) once the students/staff have been accounted for.  We know it is a stressful situation when emergencies occur, but please know that your child’s safety is our first priority. Once parents are contacted, there will then be instructions on where and when to pick up your student if that is necessary.  It is important that we follow through with our process during this time to ensure all students are safe and accounted for at all times.  

We do take your child’s safety very seriously so we do not share specific practices or safe locations in an effort  to protect the children and the staff during any emergency situation.

If you have any additional questions regarding our safety plan, please contact the office and we can discuss your specific concerns.

Outside Recess Weather Guidelines
As a rule of thumb, we use the wind-chill as the best judge on if it's too cold to play outside. In general, when the wind-chill is 32 degrees and above, it's safe to be outside. Once the regular temperatures start to drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it's best to stay inside. Recess is limited and can be shortened on colder days.