Our school doors open promptly at 7:30 a.m. Due to safety and supervision reasons, please have your child stay in your car until 7:30 a.m.
Buses and Daycare vehicles will use the service road near LU OKC to drop off and pick up MELA students.
Dismissal begins at 3:00 p.m. Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students are picked up in the car rider line which begins at the entrance near LU OKC and proceeds to the front of MELA via 3 pick up lanes. All parents/guardians must have a School Safe ID Car Rider tag to come through the car line. If you have forgotten it, you will need to park near the Field House, come into the front office, show your license/ID and receive a temporary tag--then join the car line.
Please stay in your car with your car tag hung from your rearview mirror, so it is easily seen by dismissal staff to input your unique car tag number. Dismissal staff will work diligently to organize and escort students safely to their car and in a timely manner.
We have one staff member to input numbers into our School Safe ID Smart Dismissal system for parents that walk-up (located by the Administration Office) to pick up their student(s). The pick up person must have a School Safe ID tag to pick up their student(s) via Walk-Up.
School Safe ID Smart Dismissal FAQs
What happens if I forget to put my School Safe ID tag in my car?
You will have to park your car near the Field House, go inside to the office and present your driver’s license for verification to receive a temporary tag--then join the car line.
Can I use the School Safe ID tag to check out my student during regular school hours?
No. You must present your driver’s license during regular school hours.
Can I show my driver’s license to the duty teacher instead of the School Safe ID tag?
No. The duty teacher will only dismiss your child if you have the School Safe ID tag.
Can my middle school or high school student pick up my child from the Walk-Up Line?
Yes, but they will need to have the School Safe ID tag with them to pick up your child. If they do not have the tag, they will go to the main office and the parent or guardian will be called to verify.
Can my friend or a grandparent pick up my child from the car line?
Yes, but they will need to have the School Safe ID tag with them to pick up your child. If they do not have the tag, they will go to the main office and present their driver’s license for a temporary tag--then join the car line. If their name is listed in the Infinite Campus parent portal with permission to check out, they will be allowed to leave with your child.
Can my child go home with a friend’s parent?
If the friend’s parent has your child’s School Safe ID tag, then your child will be dismissed with them. If they do not have the School Safe ID tag, they must go to the main office and present their driver’s license for verification. If their name is in the Infinite Campus parent portal with permission to check out, then your child will be allowed to leave with them.
Research has shown that long-term success in mathematics is closely tied to strong number sense (Pre-K and Kindergarten), including fluency with basic facts. In first grade, the sooner your child becomes fluent with her or his addition and subtraction facts from 1-10, the better! In second grade, addition and subtraction of larger numbers will be much easier to master, and multiplication and division are easier to learn with the support of addition and subtraction fluency. Beginning in third grade, students are expected to begin recalling basic multiplication and division facts. As students get into fourth and fifth grade, these should be mastered--meaning students can fluently recall the facts and their answers.
These websites have free games and activities that cover all four operations.
Xtramath.org – timed drills with data tracking for teachers
Math Fact Drill – allows you to select operation & difficulty level
SplashLearn Math Facts – select the number of questions and timed vs. untimed
Rocket Math – Free Trial (60 days)
Math Facts Pro – the Lite Version is free (but doesn't track data)
Reflex Math – Free Trial (60 days)
Math Magician – offers fact practice with single & mixed operations
Click here for more math websites that help build fact fluency.