Car Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Important Procedures and Instructions:
 

 

Kindergarten Arrival and Dismissal Plans

How will my Kindergarten student get to and from school?

 

Kindy Bus Riders

  • Kindergarten students can ride the bus ONLY if your Kindy child is signed up for Early Start Spanish or Bridge (part of the BAC program). These programs meet from 7:50 am – 8:50 am every day.
  • Kindergarten students can ride the bus home at the end of the school day.

Kindergarten – Car Rider Drop-Off times are 8:50 AM-9:00 AM - Drop off at door 1 – (see map)

  • If your kindergarten child is NOT signed up for Early Start Spanish or Bridge, then your child will need to be an 8:50 AM car rider in the mornings.
  • Kindergarten car riders may arrive between 8:50 AM-9:00 AM at Door 1 (Main Entrance).
  • A car rider line will form facing west in front of the building.
  • A school staff member (Mrs. Kay, Mrs. Karnuta, Mrs. Raycroft, SRS, or an Instructional Assistant) will signal for students to exit the cars and enter the building. 
  • Please make sure all students exit on the passenger/sidewalk side of the car.
  • Please stay in your car at all times.

Kindergarten – Car Rider Pick-up times are 2:20 PM-2:40 PM (see map)

  • Pick up is on the west side of the building and by the softball fields.  
  • A car line will form going west and wrapping around the front of the building towards the softball fields.
  • Please display student name and grade level.
  • Once all cars have stopped, we will release the students to load into their cars on the passenger side.
  • Please stay in your vehicle and please do not park in the lot and walk through traffic. Safety is always our priority.

Kindergarten Walkers and Bike Riders (see map)

  • Arrival - Walkers/Bike Riders (with parents/guardians) will utilize sidewalks from Stone Creek Drive (Fieldstone neighborhood)
    • Students must walk on the sidewalks at all times.
    • Please do not walk across car rider line or parking lot.
    • Use sidewalks to enter Door 1 between 8:50 AM-9:00 AM.
  • Dismissal – Walkers/Bike Riders will dismiss with car riders. They will be released to the sidewalk that is to the west of the staff parking lot to meet their parents.  Parents should wait for their child(ren) at this sidewalk.
    • Students must walk on the sidewalks at all times.
    • Please do not walk across car rider line or parking lot.

 

If you would like your child to be signed up for Bridge or Early Start Spanish, please click on the following links:

 

First through Fourth Grade Arrival and Dismissal Plans

How will my first through fourth grader get to and from school?

 

1st- 4th Bus Riders

  • Students in first through fourth graders can ride the bus to school.
  • ZCS Transportation Department will notify you of bus number, bus driver, and pick up locations/times
  • 1st-4th students can ride the bus home at the end of the school day.

 

 

1st - 4th Car Riders (see map)

***Please be prepared for an increase in car riders for this school year.  Your child MUST be prepared (shoes, backpacks, and any other supplies) to exit the car when you enter the car rider line and when you stop at the sidewalk.***

  • If your child is not riding the bus, then your child will need to be a 7:50 AM car rider in the mornings.
  • 1st-4th car riders may arrive between 7:50 AM-8:00 AM at Door 1 (Main Entrance).
  • A car rider line will form facing west in front of the building.
  • A school staff member (including Mrs. Kay and our SRO) will be stationed on the sidewalk.
  • Once you pull up and stop, students should exit the passenger/sidewalk side of the car IMMEDIATELY.
  • Parents - PLEASE stay in your car at all times.
  • Students – MUST drop off on the passenger/sidewalk side of the car.

1st - 4th Car Riders - Pick-up times are 2:20 PM-2:40 PM (see map)

  • Car pick up is on the west side of the building and by the softball fields. 
  • A car line will form going west and wrapping around the front of the building towards the softball fields.
  • Please display student name and grade level.
  • Once all cars have stopped, we will release the students to load into their cars on the passenger side.
  • Parents – PLEASE stay in your vehicle and please do not park in the lot and walk through traffic. Safety is always our priority.
  • Students – MUST load cars on the passenger/sidewalk side of the car.

 

1st-4th Walkers and Bike Riders (see map)

  • Arrival - Walkers/Bike Riders (with parents/guardians) will utilize sidewalks from Stone Creek Drive (Fieldstone neighborhood)
    • Students must walk on the sidewalks at all times.
    • Please do not walk across car rider line or parking lot.
    • Use sidewalks to enter Door 1 between 7:50 AM-8:00 AM.
  • Dismissal – Walkers/Bike Riders will dismiss with car riders. They will be released to the sidewalk that is to the west of the staff parking lot to meet their parents.  Parents should wait for their child(ren) at this sidewalk.
    • Students must walk on the sidewalks at all times.
    • Please do not walk across car rider line or parking lot.

 

Pre-School Arrival and Dismissal Plans

How will my preschooler get to and from school?

  • Arrival - Preschool - Drop-off times are 8:05 AM-8:15 AM
    • Drop off at door 15 (on east side of building).You will drive west in front of the school and pull along the curb by the kindy/pk playground (you will be facing west).
    • Please be sure the car seat is on the curb side. 
    • Preschool staff will assist in getting students out of the car – please stay in your vehicle.
    • Parents will not be admitted into the building. 
  • Dismissal - Preschool - Pick-up times are 2:45 PM -2:55 PM
    • Pick up at door 15 (on the east side of the building). You will drive west in front of the school and pull along the curb by the kindy/pk playground (you will be facing west). 
    • Please be sure the car seat is on the curb side.   
    • A preschool staff member will assist in getting your student in the car -please stay in your vehicle. 
    • Parents will not be admitted into the building.

 

What if I am picking up a preschooler and an elementary student?

  • You have 2 options.
    • You can either go through the car rider line twice (once for your elementary student at 2:30, then pull around to door 15 for preschool at 2:45) OR
    • You can park to meet your elementary student outside of Door 1 as an Office Pick Up (Main Entrance) and then return to your vehicle and get in the preschool car rider line at 2:45.

 

Preschool students will not be dismissed to the office or picked up from their classrooms. If being picked up at 2:45, they will go through the car rider line. We do not have the available staff to accommodate both options simultaneously.

 

Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals

 

What do I do if my child is late to school?

 

PK-4 Students: If your child is late to school for any reason, please park your car and walk your child to the main office. Our administrative assistants will unlock the doors for you and will ask you to sign your child in for the late arrival in our vestibule.

 

What do I do if I need to pick up my child early from school?

 

PK-4 Students: If your child will need to be picked up early from school, please call the attendance line. You will also need to send a note to the teacher. Please keep in mind that emails may not be read during the school day as teachers are working with children and not always able to check emails throughout their busy day.

 

Please park your car and walk to the main office. Once inside the vestibule, you will sign your child out of school, and our administrative assistants will call your child down to the office for the early dismissal.