Skip to main content
Drop Off/Pick Up/Parking » Afternoon Pickup Procedures

Afternoon Pickup Procedures


The staff at Madison Elementary School is always seeking to improve our schools learning environment. A major part of that process is making sure that our campus is safe and secure for all of our students. In response to parent and staff concerns, this document is intended to outline the new procedures for parents and students before and after school and bring Madison into alignment with other elementary schools in the Redondo Beach Unified School District.
In order for our new system to be safe, effective and efficient, we respectfully request that parents not approach teachers during dismissal time. During this time, their attention needs to be mindful to the supervision of all students. If you need to speak to the teacher, please check in to the office and the teacher meet you there or a meeting can be arranged.


Students being picked up via walking pick-up (alone or with a parent) should use the Phelan gate for grades 1-2 and the Ruhland gate entrance on the North side of school closest to the equipment for grades 3-5. These gates will be open for pick up for 10 minutes from the dismissal time. M/T/TH/F grades 1-5 pick up time is 2:30 to 2:40 pm. Wednesday pick up is from 1:20 to 1:30.


M/T/TH/F (1-5) are from 2:30-2:40 p.m. at the Nelson South gate only. Wednesday pick up is from 1:20 to 1:30. Students will be escorted by a teacher to the Nelson Street passage way near the Madison Pick-Up Lane. Students are to wait for their name to be called for pick up. Students are only to enter cars when the car is at the first position of the Valet Area and escorted by the adult on duty.



Teachers will escort students to the designated program pick up area at the lunch benches where Program teachers will pick up each class themselves. At the end of the session, each program teacher will escort students to the MacKay entrance by the office for pick up by parents. CDC and REC students will return to their respective program at the end of the Enrichment class.

All parents and students are expected to utilize appropriate crosswalks to ensure safety for all during busy and pick up times.

There is absolutely no play allowed on the equipment or the blacktop areas after school. Students are to be picked up and designated locations or attend the CDC, Rec, or Enrichment programs as enrolled.

All school rules apply during all of these programs just as during the school day.

If you are late to pick up your child from valet, walking gate (after 2:40 M/T/TH/F or 1:30 on Wednesdays) or Enrichment, please go to the school office to pick up your child.