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Carpool Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

The safety of children is our priority when looking at drop off and pick up procedures. We have a relatively small parking lot in a residential neighborhood and a large number of students who travel to and from school by car each day. We want to keep children safe, be sensitive to neighbors and also ensure a smooth drop off and pick-up for drivers. You can download directions here.

Please do not use your cell phone when dropping off or picking-up your child/ren.

Grades TK-3 

Front of School Carpool Guidelines

drawing of carpool

AM DROP OFF

  • Do not let students exit the vehicle at the entrance to the parking lot. This impedes the flow of traffic.

  • Children should be on the RIGHT SIDE, ready for drop off, before you enter the parking lot.
  • When entering the lot, pull forward to the supervising teacher or student safety patrol before students exit the vehicle.
  • Make sure your child is able to exit the car on his/her own. We ask that parents do not help their children out of the car, as this slows down carpool significantly. If your child needs assistance (getting backpack on, gathering lunch, etc.), please park in the upper lot or find legal street parking so you may help him/her.
  • When entering the lot, pull forward to the supervising teacher before students exit the vehicle.

  • Student Safety Patrol will assist students as they disembark from cars in the morning.

  • There is only ONE lane during drop-off. For the safety of our children, please DO NOT pass vehicles that are stopped.

  • Children should cross only at marked crossings.

  • Parents should immediately exit the lot. 

  • There is NO LEFT TURN out of the main parking lot at any time. You must turn right and go to Glorietta Blvd.
  • There is only ONE lane during drop off and pick up. For the safety of our children, please DO NOT pass vehicles that are stopped.
  • After 7:45 AM and before 8:00AM, drivers must make their U turn in the upper parking lot. Note: 

  • Student drop-off is in the main parking lot. There is NO drop off in the upper lot.

 PM PICK-Up

  • At the afternoon pick-up, drivers must make their U turn in the upper lot. Drivers should enter the lot and follow the directions of the supervising teachers.

  • PLEASE HAVE YOUR PLACARD VISIBLE for assisting with locating your child.

  • Children will be waiting in assigned areas by last name. TK-3 plus their 4-5 Siblings will be together.

  • Cars must pull all the way forward in the carpool area. Children will be escorted to your car. Do not stop short. It impedes the efficiency of our carpool loading.

  • Children should use the marked crossing to cross to a waiting vehicle.

  • We will be using only one lane of cars until further notice. Cars should carefully exit the parking lot.
  • Please note that there is no left turn from the Glorietta parking lot.

  • Please do not leave your car unattended when picking up students.

  • If you cannot find or do not see your child when going through the carpool lane, please exit, circle again, or park your car.

  • Children not picked up by the end of carpool will work with office staff to contact parents or sent to Gopher Club.

Grades 4 - 5

Lower Playground Carpool Guidelines

*4th and 5th graders with younger siblings should join their younger siblings at the front of the school carpool.

lower parking carpool drawing

  • Enter the lower playground off of Glorietta Blvd and bear to the right, following the path of the orange cones. See map.

  • Pull forward as far as possible and continue forward towards the loading area of the path. See map. Drop-off and pick-up students in the Student Loading area only.

AM DROP OFF

  • Children should be on the RIGHT SIDE, ready for drop off, before you enter the parking lot. When entering the lot, pull forward to the supervising teacher before students exit the vehicle.

  • Do not let students exit the vehicle at the entrance to the parking lot. This impedes the flow of traffic.

  • For the safety of our children, please DO NOT pass vehicles that are stopped.

  • Parents should immediately exit the lot. No vehicle should be left unattended during drop off.

PM PICK-UP

  • PLEASE HAVE YOUR PLACARD VISIBLE for assisting with locating your child during pick-up.

  • Pull forward to the supervising teachers. Staff will locate your child(ren) and direct them to your car.

  • Cars should carefully exit the lower playground. We will have a staff member assisting with traffic support for exiting the playground. At times, you may be directed to a right turn only to speed up the carpool exiting process.

  • Parents should immediately exit the lot. No vehicle should be left unattended during pick-up.

  • Children not picked up at the end of carpool will be assisted by the office to contact families or sent to Gopher Club.