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Drop Off / Pick Up FAQ

DROP-OFF MORNING/PICK UP AFTER SCHOOL/KINDLER PARKING

Q. If I drive my child to school where should I drop them off?

A.  Please drop them off using the parking lot side of the building at the art room door. This is the  safest place for parents to drop-off their child. It takes traffic off of Kindler Street in front of the school and does not force your child to cross traffic on Kindler and through our bus lane. Students may use the sidewalk to walk to the front of the building. On bad weather days students may enter the building through the art room entrance and proceed to breakfast or the small gym. Please do not drop-off your child in the bus lane between 7:45-8:15.

Q. If I pick up my child after school where should I pick them up?

A. The best place and the safest place to pick up is at the parking lot on the side of the building. Some parking spots are available for you to park and wait. As school employees leave and parents leave other spots become available.

It is best to talk to your child and depending on their last class of the day and their locker location you can designate a door that feeds into the parking lot to look for them. Possible doors are:

  • “Big Gym” doors – they are the doors at the far end of the parking lot with the canopy. You can park along the curb and around the grassy area at the end of the parking lot.
  • “Wrestling room” doors – they are located about mid-parking lot next to the dumpsters.
  • “Art room” doors – the first set of doors as you enter the parking lot.

If your child leaves the school via the front doors they can walk down the sidewalk directly in front of the school and meet you near the art room doors.

Q.  What areas should I stay away from when picking up, dropping off or parking at school?

A. By city law – stopping to let students out of a vehicle, or picking them up after school, or parking on Kindler across the street (east side) in front of school between the hours of 7:30 am to 8:30 am and 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm is a violation a you may be ticketed.

From a school perspective, using this area during these times is dangerous to your child as they  have to cross through our bus lane and across Kindler during heavy traffic periods to get to your car. It also congests traffic during a high usage time. Dropping off along the bus lane on Kindler also creates a danger to your child and congests traffic on Kindler during these peak usage times. We want you to use the side parking lot so your child is safe.

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