The district's transportation plan for the new Davis Elementary School seemed to work well, if albeit a little slow, at dismissal time Tuesday afternoon, with only a small amount of traffic backing up on to Maple Avenue.
Staff members donned in navy blue Davis Elementary School T-Shirts, helped facilitate the process by taking the names of parents in line and alerting staff in the building to ready the appropriate children.
Two members of the Upper Southampton Police Department were also at the school, directing the traffic both in the street and on the lot.
Cars drove in a serpentine through the parking lot until they reached the long drive parallel to the front of the building. There drivers were instructed to stack their cars in rows of two, while they waited for their children to exit the building.
Several parents came prepared to wait, with reading materials in tow. and for the most part the mood of the drivers along the line of cars remained upbeat and positive.
"It's only the first day," said Dana Hordijenko as she waited to pick up her daughter, Alyssa, from the afternoon Kindergarten session.
"Things will get better as time goes on," she added.