Lower School Dismissal Procedures
Cars will enter the carline through the main stone entrance and be guided around and through the parking lot. You will double park your car in the order in which you arrive and turn off your engine immediately. The exit will be blocked by cones until it is safe for everyone to leave.
At 3:20, the lower and middle school students in your car pool will exit from the entrance in our connecting hallway after waiting for a signal to walk to their cars. To ensure safety, it is essential that we all make sure that every car is stopped with its engine off before giving that signal.
You may remain with your car and signal to your children when they come outside, or you may walk up and meet them as they exit the building and escort them back to the car, remembering that no cars are allowed to move until all children have cleared the loading area. There will, of course, be teachers and administrators on duty supervising both on the sidewalk and in the parking lot.
If there are 'leftover' children who have not found their cars, they will be signaled back to the building prior to our giving the all-clear signal for drivers to start their cars and exit onto Georgian Way.
It is extremely important that the labeled CELEBRATION parking spaces remain available for the purchasers. Please do not park in those spots, even for a few seconds, during dismissal time. All students benefit from the contributions from those spots; it is only fair that they be available for the purchasers.
If your student(s) don't arrive before the queue is given the signal to exit, please move along with the traffic flow and park for late pick-up. This time, park in a single line along the curb in front of the lower school stairwell/playground area. Late pick-up will be from the entrance in the stairwell. Students will not be dismissed until all cars have stopped at the curb. Please park your car along the curb, and come to the stairwell to pick up your child. If you arrive after the late pick-up, you may retrieve your children from extended day, which will remain in the old building. The stairwell entrance to the Lower School will be closed after 3:30.
We will be using these procedures rain or shine, so please keep an umbrella in your car for the inclement days.