CES News Update 8.28.21- Pickup Patrol System

Effective 8/30/21 Chesterbrook ES will begin our new process for sharing a change in your child's transportation plans.

Good-bye Green Slips, Hello PUP!


Chesterbrook is now using a new system to coordinate transportation plans such as late arrival, early dismissal pickups or changes in afternoon transportation.

As a reminder, we ask in our 2nd week, for students to not have play date pickups from school and limit changes as we settle into routines. If you need to share a change in dismissal plans, please read more about our new system.

Starting 8/30/21, we will be using a system called PickUp Patrol  to help us track dismissals changes. PickUp Patrol (PUP) will save us a great deal of time  in the office and will reduce interruptions in our classrooms—while also providing you with a convenient way to make changes to your children’s dismissal plans. 

Most importantly, it will help us ensure that our students are safely dismissed to their correct after-school destinations.

Use the PUP web app for:

ATTENDANCE: When your child will be arriving late or leaving early.

DISMISSAL CHANGES: Submit changes to your child’s regular dismissal plans. For example: 

  • A student normally rides the bus, but is getting picked up today.
  • A student usually goes to aftercare, but is leaving early for an appointment.

How it works:

Initially, you will register for an account. At this point set your "Default Plan" to be the permanent mode of transportation. Whenever you have a change to the Default Plan, you’ll submit a change through the PUP app. When the plan is submitted, the school will be notified and your child’s teacher will relay the change to them.

After this Friday, 9/3, we will no longer accept phone calls or emails for changes (except emergencies). Changes will be documented and shared through the PUP app.

Getting started with PUP:

  1. REGISTER: Chesterbrook will initiate a PUP registration email to all families following your receipt of this News You Choose message. 
    You will receive this registration email within a day from PickUp Patrol with a link to set up your account. The PUP web app is free to parents and you can use it from your smartphone or computer. PUP is not accessed through the app stores. Instead, for easy access, follow the instructions in your registration email for how to add it to your phone’s home screen.
  2. ENTER DEFAULT PLANS: Once you register, log into your PickUp Patrol account right away to confirm your child’s default dismissal plan. It’s important that you complete this step so that we can accurately dismiss your children. 

Thank you for using PUP to make safety a priority and to ensure our dismissal process is efficient for all our students. 

If you have any questions, please first check the PUP FAQ page. If you still need help, contact us here in the office at datroskey@fcps.edu or PickUp Patrol at support@pickuppatrol.net

Parent Permission Needed for Digital Applications

We currently have 68% of students able to use some of the digital applications on the computer. We need for parents to approve ASAP, so these will remain available to your children. 

It is important to note that certain applications will be turned off for students without digital consent. If you have questions, please contact our school based technology specialist, Megan Brown at MEBrown@fcps.edu

Visit this page to read about approved programs we may use this year.

PARENT CONSENT FORM HERE This is a direct link to the consent form.

Music Elective Choice

Attention ALL 4th, 5th, and 6th grade families have the opportunity to take orchestra or strings. Students that are not participating in these electives will take general instrumental music with our general music teachers.

Please fill out the linked google form to indicate your student’s musical choice for the school year: https://forms.gle/d4yi7RN5Hdmr5HiW7

Questions? Please Email our teachers:
Rachel Blitch, Strings Teacher - reblitch@fcps.edu
Megan Derosa, Band Teacher - mederosa@fcps.edu