Except in the case of exceptionally cold or wet weather, children wait outside until a faculty member opens the door and greets the students. When students are allowed in, they must wait in the Umeh Foyer until dismissed to their classrooms. Teachers need the time before school begins to prepare their classrooms for the day. Neither students nor parents may go to the classrooms prior to 8:05 a.m. unless arrangements are made with the teacher (for a conference, for example) in advance.