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Welcome from the Principal



Abraham Lincoln School

Important Family News



Office Hours

The main office opens each morning at 8:30 a.m. Staff will be available after 8:30 a.m. for assistance in the main office and to answer the phones.


Student Arrival

Breakfast starts at 8:45 a.m. Our doors will open at this time for breakfast. School starts at 9:10 a.m. The side doors automatically lock at 9:10 a.m. At this time students are considered tardy to school and parents will need to walk students into the front office for a tardy pass.


Student Dismissal

The dismissal car rider line ends around 4:15 p.m. At this time students who have not been picked up are walked to the front office. Parents who pick up students after 4:15 p.m. will need to pick them up in the front office. Please be mindful that it takes a few minutes to walk them from the car rider rooms to the main office.


Change in Transportation

Students are sent home based on teacher and parent communication. Any changes to transportation must be communicated by the parent to the classroom teacher in writing. If a child is being switched from a car rider to a bus rider, the parent must communicate this change to the classroom teacher. Teachers will not automatically place a student on a bus. This policy goes for any change in transportation, including daycare.


Early Pick-ups

Students are expected to attend the entire school day. However, we understand that occasional emergencies occur. To maintain safety during the dismissal process, no early dismissals will be allowed after 3:30 p.m.



Parking Lot

  • When dropping off or picking up your child, please remain in your vehicle. By leaving your vehicle to open the door for your child or walk them to the sidewalk, the exiting process for those vehicles behind you is delayed, thus slowing down the entire line and potentially delaying those vehicles behind you from getting to work or other appointments on time. We understand that there are times when some students need assistance out of the vehicle. If you need to exit your vehicle to assist your child, please park in one of the open parking spaces and walk your child into the building.
  •  We also encourage students, whenever possible, to avoid exiting the vehicle on the driver’s side where there may be moving vehicles.
  • Please continue to move through the parking lot after dropping off your child. Do not stay at curb. This will enable the drivers waiting in line behind you to also be able to drop their child off in a timely manner.

The parking lot is closed off each day from 3:30 p.m. until 3:50 p.m. to allow time for Barack Obama School to complete the dismissal process. Parents should arrive for dismissal starting at 3:50 p.m.


There are a limited number of accessible spaces, these spots are intended for students with disabilities. Please refrain from parking in these spaces during arrival and dismissal.


We appreciate your cooperation!



Principal Besteder


Ms. Dawn Besteder


(216) 438-6030 ext. 5001


Mrs. Michelle Abrams

(216) 438-6030 ext. 5021

Abraham Lincoln School

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