• Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up at Kennedy

    Safety of all students is our primary concern. We are working on making improvements- while some of the procedures may not be the most convenient for drivers, they are designed for the safety of children who will be walking, riding busses or being dropped off and picked up. Please use extreme caution as you are dropping off and picking up your child.


    • The best time to get to school is between 8:10-8:20 a.m.
    • The earliest time students may come into the building is 7:45 a.m.
    • Supervision begins at 7:45 a.m.
    • Parent drop-off:  All drop off and pick ups are in the South parking lot.
    • Cardinal Place child care is available if you need to drop off your child before 7:45 a.m.  They are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To register call the Cardinal Place Coordinator (WCER) at 320-231-8490.
    • The school day ends at 3:20 p.m.  
    • Parent Pick-Up:  All parent pick ups happen at the South parking lot.  Please use the pick up lanes or park in the first 3 rows of available parking when meeting/picking up your child.  Please pull as far forward as possible to allow for other parents to enter the pick up lanes. If you park and walk up to get your child, please use the crosswalks and provide a positive role model for all students and families.

    Parent Drop-Off and Pick up Locations  

    South Parking Lot To improve the safety and time to drop off children in the south parking lot, parents are asked to follow a designated route using the drop off lanes.  Parents should pull as far forward as far as possible before stopping to drop off children. Children can enter both the SW and SE entrance and walk to the breakfast area in the big gym. After drop off, please drive around staff parking lot and exit. All exits from the parking lot to SW 7th street are right turn only during drop off and pick up times.  This is done to relieve congestion and help ensure student safety.

    Our school day ends at 3:20—at this time teachers will walk your child to your agreed upon location (parent pick up or bus).

    8th Street

    This area is used for bus drop off and pick ups only.  No parent drop offs are allowed in this area!

    Crossing guards are located at the following key locations:

    South parking lot crosswalks

    7th and Rice Avenue

    7th and Kandiyohi Avenue

    8th and Kandiyohi Avenue