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Drop Off and Pick Up

Revised Car Rider Instruction & Procedures

Our Day at a Glance:
Arrival & Departure

  • 8:00 a.m. Doors to the school are opened.
  • 8:15 a.m. First Bell, students proceed to class.
  • 8:30 a.m. Tardy Bell, students are tardy if they arrive after this time.
  • All early dismissals must be picked up before 2:45 p.m. to avoid dismissal confusion.
  • 3:00 p.m. Dismissal – Car Riders & After School Care followed by Bus Riders

The school building is not accessible after 3:30 p.m. for any forgotten school materials.

Drop-off & Dismissal Overview
Morning:

  • We uniformly unload two (2) cars in a closed unloading zone. Use blue lane 1 ONLY.
  • All cars enter via Diederich Lane off State Road.

Afternoon:

  • We load five (5) cars in a closed loading zone. This is subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.
  • All cars enter via Diederich Lane off State Road. Follow blue lane lines 1 and 2 and simultaneously fill both.

Morning Dropoff

  • Drop-off commences at 8:00 a.m. After 8:30 a.m.
    students are tardy. Use blue lane 1 ONLY.
  • Enter via Diederich Lane off State Road (NOT via Manchester Road as this impedes bus traffic). Drive along the field and playground and up the incline toward the Kindergarten door.
  • The unloading zone is clearly marked by cones.
  • Only two (2) cars unload at a time in this closed unloading zone. Students may not walk up to the building from cars further back in the line.
  • It is possible to park and to accompany your child to the Kindergarten door.

Morning drop-off: Please use blue lane 1 only.
Afternoon Dismissal: Please use lanes 1 and 2 and stay within blue lines.

Afternoon Dismissal

  • All early dismissals must be picked up before 2:45 p.m. to avoid dismissal
    confusion.
  • Parents may not walk up to the Kindergarten doors in the afternoon and ask for a
    child(ren) to be released to them.
  • Enter via Diederich Lane off State Road (NOT via Manchester Road as this
    impedes bus traffic). Drive in single file via Diederich Lane and then turn into the BLUE lanes and fill both BLUE lane lines 1 and 2 simultaneously. The loading zone near the school is clearly marked by cones.
  • Follow all blue lane lines, signage, cones, as well as verbal commands and gestures
    of the Car Rider team. Once dismissal commences, we will alternate five (5)
    cars from each line. Five (5) cars are loaded at a time in the closed loading zone.
    The first group will advance into the loading zone at c. 2:59 p.m. before student
    dismissal begins. As the dismissal line advances, be attentive and close the gap
    between cars to maximize space and efficiency.
  • If your child is not in the car rider line when called, you will need to go back
    around and come through the line a second time.
  • Parents/guardians need to buckle in their child(ren) into their car seats.

Don't Forget

  • Display your dashboard surname sign clearly and before you enter the dismissal zone. Everyone who picks up your child(ren) must have a dashboard surname sign. If you need additional signs, please e-mail Mrs. LLoyd in the Central Office at mrslloyd@stfparishschool.org.
  • Share dismissal procedures and updates with anyone who drops off or picks up your
    child(ren).
  • Refrain from unnecessarily talking to staff and volunteers on Car Rider duty.
  • Follow all verbal commands and gestures of the Car Rider team to ensure the safety of all
    students.

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