Driveway pick up and drop off times can be confusing and congested. Please follow all these rules and procedures to ensure that things will go more smoothly. Please make sure that if someone else will be picking up your child, he or she will know what to do; for example a babysitter, or grandparent.
What do I do with my carpool number?
SHOW YOUR NUMBER in such a way that we can see it easily. We can not see numbers that are lying on your dashboard. Dark windows are very difficult to see through, especially in rain or bright sun. Hold up your number, outside the window if necessary until you are sure that someone has seen it. Please always have your number. If you need more copies, please ask for some in the office. We do not accept handwritten car numbers. Your child’s number will be given on a specific color paper and copied inthe office to make it valid. If you need another copy for a babysitter or grandparent please let us know, and we will be happy to make another for you.
Where am I allowed to park?
Parking is only allowed on Tremont (or other nearby streets), or in designated spots on school grounds. Please do not ever park on the grass, or in the front ellipse of the driveway. Parking is allowed in the drop off/pick up loop before 8:15 AM and after 3:15PM for childcare use. If you anticipate needing more than 5 minutes for pick up or dropoff of your child please find a spot that will not block the driveway for others.
How do I drop off and pick up my child?
As you pull in the driveway, turn right and follow the driveway that goes around the buildings. DRIVE VERY SLOWLY. Please stop at the first “stop and show your number”sign that you will see next to Ms. Tina’s classroom. During drop off times you do not need to show your number, or stop at this spot. During pick up times, wait until you know someone has seen your number, and then pull around the buildings to wait for your child to come outside with a teacher. Please pull up to the Elementary door or directly behind the first car in line. We try to load 3 cars at a time. You may be asked to pull up. You may be asked to show your number again. You may be asked to show your ID or even park and walk into the office if the staff does not recognize you. Please inform all people allowed to pick up your child of these possibilities. We ask that you are patient with us and understand that these precautions are for the safety of your child.
Please wait by your vehicle as a staff member will walk your child to you. You are responsible for buckling your child into his/her seatbelt. Please refrain from conversations with your teacher at this time.
What if I am late?
If you arrive late to school you will have to walk your child into his or her classroom. Please be very quiet as you enter as it can be disruptive to the class in progress to have someone enter late. If your child’s classroom is locked do not knock, instead walk to the office and we will unlock the door for you.
What if I arrive during childcare?
If you are bringing your child for morning childcare, you should park in the driveway and walk your child into the building, sign your child in on the sign in sheet, and have a brief goodbye. Always turn off your vehicle and take your keys with you. Do not leave children unattended in your vehicle. At 8:15 there is usually a driveway helper there to help you with getting your child where he or she needs to be. Please tell the helper which class your child is in, or if you need your child escorted to the childcare room.
Elementary drop off is between 8:15 and 8:30, pick up between 2:30 and 2:45.
Preschool drop off is between 8:30 and 8:45, pick up between 3:00 and 3:15 for full day.
Preschool AM session drop off is between 8:30 and 8:45 and pick up is between 11:15 and 11:30. Be on time, there is no childcare available at 11:30.
Preschool PM Session drop off is between 12:15 and 12:30 and pick up is between 3:00 and 3:15. Be on time, but not early. The all day students are finishing up lunch at this time. Please wait for a helper to come and get your child out of your car at this time.
Afternoon childcare will begin for Elementary at 2:45 and for Preschool at 3:15. If you have a child in both Preschool and Elementary you are allowed to drop off at the earliest time and pick up at the latest time and not be charged childcare. For example dropping both children off at 8:15 would mean that your preschooler would go to childcare for 15 minutes, but you would not be charged. The same goes for the afternoon. You may pick up your children both by 3:15 without being charged childcare fees.
If you need to pick your child up early for any reason please send in a note that morning explaining why and when you will need to pick up your child early.
If your child will be allowed to go home with another student this should also be written in a note and given to your child’s teacher.
If you need to drop off a car seat please make sure it is labeled with your child’s name.
General Driveway Rules
- Be courteous.
- Be aware of children.
- SHOW YOUR NUMBER (only official copies from the office will be accepted)
- DRIVE SLOWLY! 5 MPH
- Never leave your car running when you are not in the vehicle.
- Never park in the driveway during the times of 8:15-8:45 or 2:45-3:15.
- Always take your keys with you when leaving your vehicle.
- Never leave children unattended in your vehicle.
- Ensure your child’s seat is attached correctly, according to the specifications of your seat.
- Always have your child in the back seat, and please buckle your child in.
- Park in designated areas only, or on side streets like Tremont.
- Do not park on the grass or in the front ellipse.
- Be prepared to show your number multiple times, your ID, or park to come in the office to make sure we know who you are.
- Please have patience.