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Carpool Procedures

StJPII's carpool system has been developed to provide a safe and orderly means for student arrival and dismissal.  Rain or shine, rest assured the students' safety is always our top priority, and we will do our best to get you to your next destination in a timely manner.

REGULAR CARPOOL PROCESS

Afternoon carpool - where to line up:




The flow of traffic is through the parking lot and streets as shown in this diagram:


 

AFTERNOON CARPOOL / DISMISSAL

1. Everyone must have a Family ID number, even walkers for rainy days.
2. Family ID numbers have been assigned to each family. Please write the families ID# on student backpacks.
3. Please display ID numbers on your rearview mirror until you have left the parking lot.
4. Please be sure your id number is clearly visible in your windshield.
5. Parents may not walk up to the doors to retrieve their children.
6. Please do not call the office and request the school to pass on last minute carpool changes to students. Please make arrangements in advance with friends for last minute emergencies.
7. Share carpool numbers with friends as a backup plan.


We offer staggered dismissal times allowing the children to exit the building in a safe and organized manner. Typical dismissal times are 3:00 / 3:20 / 3:30.  When the school has early dismissal, the times will shift to earlier in the day; however, the procedures outlined below sill still apply.


3:00 PreK – Kindergarten (WHITE TAGS)  will be dismissed from St. Jude Hall. It is strongly recommended that all PreK and Kindergarten students are picked up at this time for safety reasons and to limit the additional wait time. We highly discourage the use of walkers or the later carpools, even if you have older siblings.

1. Please line-up (single line) at the end of the school driveway
2. Leave two spaces (see map) for carpool #1 and #2 (purchased at the last Auction/Gala).
3. Do not enter the parking lot until 3:00 p.m., when a staff member motions you to move.
4. We load in a single line.
5. Several cars will be loaded at one time by the staff and safety patrol.
6. PK/K Students with older siblings in 1st-8th grades or who ride home with another family who are dismissed with Elementary (3:15) and MS (3:30) students will be escorted to Mrs. Layfield's classroom for dismissal. They will wait for their older siblings or designated carpool buddy to retrieve them and escort them to carpool or walkers (Brimhurst).
7. If you are late in picking up your child, please join the existing carpool line at the end, do not cut in line.


3:20 1st - 5th Carpool (GREEN TAGS) – 

1. Please line-up (single line) on Parkway Plaza Drive after Sandfield (side street). Do not block side streets.
2. Leave two spaces (see map) for carpool #1 and #2 (purchased at the last Auction/Gala).
3. Do not enter the parking lot until a staff member motions for you to move forward.
4. We load in a single line.
5. Several cars will be loaded at one time by the staff and safety patrol.
6. If you are late in picking up your child, please join the line at the end, do not cut in line.


3:30 Middle School (6th - 8th) Carpool (ORANGE TAGS) 

1. Line up on Tapper Hill.
2. Leave two spaces (see map) for carpool # 1 and #2 (purchased at the last Auction/Gala).
3. At 3:30 p.m. or after the green line ends, whichever is later, proceed to the parking lot.
4. Do not enter the parking lot until a staff member motions for you to move forward.
5. We load in a single line.
6. Several cars will be loaded at one time by the staff and safety patrol.
7. If you are late in picking up your child, please join the line at the end, do not cut in line.


WALKERS
Brimhurst walkers will be taken outside and cross Brimhurst for parents to pick up and Manderly walkers will be escorted to the intersection at Parkway Plaza Drive and Manderly for pick up. After students have been escorted to Manderly and Brimhurst, it is the responsibility of the parents to be on time so that the students are not left unsupervised. Manderly walkers is for Elementary students only. Middle School students may use Brimhurst or Carpool. If your child walks to school or home from the surrounding neighborhood unescorted by a parent, please notify their homeroom teacher by email or handwritten note. Students and parents who do not follow walker procedures will be required to use the carpool process.

1. Students walking home are to use the sidewalk.
2. Out of respect for our neighbors, the subdivision has requested students not be dropped off or picked up on Sandfield.
3. Students may walk from Manderly (at the south end of campus) or Brimhurst (next to KinderCare).
4. Students must cross streets with a crossing guard.
5. Students are not to exit their cars prior to 7:35 a.m.
6. Parents may not stop in the inside lane to pick up or drop off students on Brimhurst.
7. Students may not be left before 7:35 a.m., unless they are in the Before and After School Program. Students dropped off outside prior to 7:35 a.m. will be enrolled in the Before and After School Program and will be assessed fees accordingly.
8. Walkers must have an ID number and alternate plans for rainy days.


BIKE RIDERS
If your child rides to school or home from the surrounding neighborhood unescorted by a parent, please notify their homeroom teacher by email or handwritten note. For the safety of our children, all bike riders will wait with the walkers to be released in the afternoon.

1. Bike riders are to enter and exit the building through the front door.
2. Bike riders are to walk their bicycles to and from the bike rack located inside the gate by the gym, along the sidewalk in front of the school.
3. Bicycle riders are to wear helmets when going to and from school.
4. Bikers must have a Family ID/Carpool number and alternate plans for rainy days. 



Please note:

  • 2:45 p.m. is the latest a student may be picked up for early dismissal, so as not to interfere with regular carpool procedures. (Use of cell phones during carpool is prohibited.)

  • NO PARKING ALONG CURB (carpool line) from 7-8AM and 2-4PM, during regular carpool times.

  • Students dropped off too early or not picked up on time may be charged BASP fees.


Reserved Carpool Line Positions - Each year, the first car in  afternoon carpool (spot number #1) is sold in our Auction. Please allow Carpool number 1 to be at the front of the lines.  The families with these carpool numbers are allowed to enter the driveway OR go to the front of the carpool lines to have their children loaded first.

 



MORNING CARPOOL AND ARRIVAL

1. Form a single line starting at the school’s driveway along Parkway Plaza Drive.
2. Please go to the rear of the line on Parkway Plaza Drive.
3. Sandfield and Brimhurst are not entrances to the carpool line. Cutting in line between the island areas is also not appropriate.
4. Morning carpool line enters into the parking lot when carpool begins.
5. Staff and safety patrol members will unload students.
6. All students will unload in the front entrance of the school, NOT along the curb on Parkway Plaza.
7. Parents, please do not get out of your car.
8. Students are to exit the cars from the passenger side only.
9. Cars move only when directed by the staff.
10. If the carpool line reaches the Greek Orthodox Church, begin lining up on Tracewood Park Drive instead of extending the line across Eldridge.

Do not park at Kindercare across the street, even for just a few moments, to drop off your children.