Parking Lot Procedures

//Parking Lot Procedures

DROP-OFF: for Walking / Driving Families
 Park your vehicle in the parking lot if you need to come into the school for any reason.
 To drop off when you are staying in your vehicle, remain in the right lane and move ahead as appropriate until you reach the established unloading area (the first four cars) on the north side of our circle.
 Please have your child(ren) exit your vehicle quickly.
 Please take care of any special instructions to your child, long goodbyes, etc., before you reach the unloading area.

PICK-UP: for Walking / Driving Families
 Park your vehicle in the parking lot if you need to come into the school for any reason.
 To pick up when you are staying in your vehicle, pull forward in the right lane and move ahead as appropriate until you are in the loading zone (the first four cars).
 The first four cars will be allowed to load children.
 Students are not allowed to walk to your car as you are waiting in line.
 Please have your child(ren) enter your vehicle quickly and exit the parking lot.

During peak hours (8:00 – 8:45 am & 2:45 – 3:15 pm) drivers MUST exit our parking lot to the right for safety.

PARENTS, WE NEED YOUR HELP to ensure that this process goes smoothly.

Thank you for cooperating with staff members monitoring the area to keep the procedure safe.

Parking Lot Map

Frequently Asked Questions on Parking Lot Procedures
1. Why this system? Over time it became apparent that our parking lot was not as safe as it should be. Cars were double-parked with students walking into the driveway to get into vehicles, drivers were jockeying for position as cars left, and there were even a few fender benders. The Fire Marshal was very clear that parking and leaving cars against the curb on either side is prohibited, although this had repeatedly happened. A safer system was needed.
2. What is this system and how will work? The first four cars only (morning and afternoon) drop-off /pick-up students and depart, then the next four, and so on. Other elementary schools in our district (Harney and Walnut Grove, for example) have been successfully using this system for some time. Our success of this procedure depends on committed staff and parents following this plan.
3. How will students be managed as they’re picked up? Teachers from each grade level will be in charge of monitoring students who are waiting to meet up with parents at the bicycle racks near our yellow wing. Students will be taught to watch for their cars and inform the teacher in charge when their car is here. Then the student(s) will walk to the curb and another staff member will help get the student(s) in the car quickly.
4. How can I help this process go smoothly? Keep the name-card coming home to you on the dashboard of whatever car(s) might be driven to school. You will receive several copies. Please be patient as we work through kinks and get this system back up and running. It should go smoothly fairly quickly.

2016-10-27T15:59:47+00:00 August 17th, 2016|