Traffic flow is very important for our parent pick-up area to run smoothly. South 12th Street runs north and south – we are asking everyone to get on to South 12th Street from the south – off of 12th Avenue South and head north up South 12th Street. There is a sidewalk on the east side of South 12th Street, this will allow students to easily get in and out of cars. Heading north on South 12th Street also allows for easy access into the pickup and drop off drive in the back of the school.

Where do I drop off my child in the morning?

All students are to be dropped off on the back side of the building (west side). The front of the building (east side) is to be left for busing and for students assembling with a para-educator.

Have your children use the passenger side of the vehicle and ready to exit as soon as you arrive. Please leave enough room in front of your vehicle to allow for safe exiting. The right lane is utilized as the loading lane with the left used for exiting.

Vehicles should never be left unattended in the loading lane. Please utilize the parking lot along the playground for those who want to walk your children in or out.

Where do I pick-up my child in the afternoon?

All students are to be dropped off on the back side of the building (west side). The front of the building (east side) is to be left for busing and for students assembling with a para-educator.

Please wait patiently and remain enough room in front of your vehicle to allow for safe exiting. The right lane is utilized as the loading lane with the left for exiting. The line is long, but goes quickly. We would much rather have a longer, slower line and have the kids safely loaded vs a quick moving line with students in danger.

Vehicles should never be left unattended in the loading lane. Please utilize the parking lot along the playground for those who want to walk your children in or out.

My child rides the bus

All buses pick students up in the front circle drive. All bus students will be held in the lunchrooms until their bus is loaded. Lunch tables will have bus numbers on them and students will sit at the table that corresponds to their bus number. Please talk with your child about which bus they ride. Please don’t park in the front circle drive during bus pick-up times (3:00 – 3:15 p.m.).

Riding the bus is a privilege. Free bus transportation is provided for all children in grades K-Prep – 5. For the safety of all students riding the buses, bus rules must be followed. Failure to follow the bus rules means your privilege to ride may be taken away.

Students are expected to ride the bus unless a note is sent to school. If your child is going home with another student, a note must be sent to the school by both parties. If a note is not received, the student’s normal dismissal plan will be followed.

My child rides a bike

We have a bike “parking lot” on the north side of the building where students can park their bikes. Bikes should be locked to the bike racks. We have an adult that will supervise the dismissal of the bike riders. Please encourage safe riding – helmet wearing – and the route your child should ride on. Bike riders will be dismissed after buses are gone.

My child walks home

Walkers will be dismissed at 2:50 p.m. Depending on where they live, will dictate which door they will exit the building from. There are sidewalks throughout the neighborhood. Please encourage your child to walk on the sidewalks and be alert when they cross streets.

Some reminders

  • The curb along the loading zone for parent pick-up and drop-off has been painted white. Students should exit once the vehicle is in this white zone; do not wait until your vehicle is all the way to the front of the lane.
  • The back half of the left lane of the circle drive will be blocked off by orange cones at the beginning of the school year to discourage use of that lane as a pull-through lane. Drivers may only use the right-most lane for entering.
  • Handicapped stalls are painted and available at the front of the circle drive.
  • Drive Safely and Slowly  watch for students and other cars especially during the first week of school. It will be very busy since the traffic flow may be new to many drivers.
  • One Way – The west parent pickup drive is a ONE WAY street.
  • Please be patient – If you are in a hurry – you will probably get frustrated.

If you have any questions, please call the school.