Stop, drop and go

This is an updated reminder about our community expectations around morning drop off. Remember that the ultimate goal of STOP – DROP & GO is to provide a safe manner in which our students exit their cars and enter the school campus. DO – Approach the white bus zone on Sergeant Street facing West toward Arch. Never come from the opposite direction and make a u-turn at the corner. Never drop off at Arch. We suggest that you drive around and follow the one-way traffic east to west and drop off in front of the school. 

DON’T – Drop off your child on the opposite side of the street!

DO – Yield to pedestrians.  Many of our families walk to school and some park, then walk. Other neighbors are also often out dog-walking or simply getting in morning exercise. Be mindful of our neighbors.

DO – Drive slowly and queue –up and wait in line and drop off, passenger-side between Ramsell and Arch. Pull up as far as you can. Do not drop off between Victoria and Ramsell. 

DON’T – Cut around and into the line at the middle. A single-lane drop off is the safest for all. It may cost you a couple minutes but the trade-off is well worth it! Wait until the car in front of you proceeds. 

DO – Wait for morning greeters to open the door for you. We will open your door and greet you with a welcoming "Good Morning."  A smile goes a long way to making everyone's day a bit more pleasant. 

DO – Get hugs and kisses out of the way before you drop off.

DON’T – Get out of the car to “help” your child. Don’t put things in your trunk. We want to keep our line of cars moving fluidly.

DO – Keep conversations and small talk to a minimum as we are trying to keep the line moving – chit-chat will hold things up…

DON’T – Curse or use profane language when speaking with volunteers (or anytime in front of kids). Even if this may be normal discourse in your home, it's still disrespectful to other families and children.

DO – Arrive prior to 8:00am. 

DO – DO – DO – Arrive to the Stop – Drop & Go service between 7:30 – 8:00 AM. Do NOT wait until the last minute to arrive to school. School starts at 7:50am and it's disruptive to the classroom instruction to have children stroll in late. 

DON'T – Freak out or Sweat the small stuff. If you are running late, don’t increase the impact on your child by stressing out.  They feel and absorb that energy. Be mindful and considerate of others. Keep Calm and Carry On. 

We’re all in this together!