Drop off and Pick Up Information

EMS parking lot is split into three parts:

  1. Upper BUS ONLY lanes - These lanes are only for bus access so NO parent vehicles should use this lane until all buses have left campus. Please do not use this lane during pick up and drop off. Also, do not use the bus lane to pick up your student from the office after 2:00 pm as our 11 buses require the entire lane for student pick up and begin arriving about 2:00 pm. 
  2. Middle DROP OFF/PICK UP & EXIT/THROUGH lane. This lane shares the Hiwan entry with the bus lane, but veers to the left at the bus lane median. It is accessed by a right turn access from Hiwan only – do NOT turn left across traffic to use this entry. Stop, drop and go on the right; drive through on the left side of the lane. Always pull as far forward as possible before stopping to drop off your student.  No parking in this lane. 
  3. Lower Parking Lot & DROP OFF/PICK UP & EXIT/THROUGH lanes - use this lane if you must turn left into the lot from Hiwan. Stop, drop and go on the right, drive through on the left. This area and the south parking along the berm are also parent parking areas.

We have many parents who drive their students to school which creates a particularly crowded pick up situation so we do appreciate your students riding the bus when possible. Afternoon pick up guidelines:

  • While waiting for dismissal, we fill the upper lot first, then the right side of the lower lot. It is important to follow this order for maximum efficiency.

  • DO NOT BLOCK BUS ACCESS to the upper lot. It is important to not wait beyond further than the final cone dividing the parent lane from the bus lane. This is the marker to allow buses room to turn. PLEASE move to another parking/waiting area if the upper access is full and do not trail into the street.

Safety Rules:

Our parking lot must be a safe, calm, orderly place for our students, parents and staff. Please remember everyone is here for the same reason and by following these rules we all create the best situation possible. The following safety rules are to be followed while operating a vehicle on campus:

  • Always yield to pedestrians. Drive slowly and cautiously, following posted speed limits.

  • Yield to school buses; do not block school bus access to the lot at any time.

  • Do not stop on top of crosswalks in the drop off lanes.

  • Watch for and follow directions from staff and volunteer traffic controllers and crossing guards in the lot and on Hiwan, and please be courteous to our traffic volunteers.

  • Cell phones should not be used by drivers in a moving vehicle on school grounds.

  • Students should only exit/enter vehicles on school grounds, NEVER on Hiwan.

  • DO NOT load/unload your student in the crosswalk on Hiwan – please do not stop or make U-turns in crosswalk.

  • PLEASE use the parking spaces available if your pick up time may be longer than expected. Do not use the bus lane for early student pick up after 2:00 pm.

  • If you wait to pick up on Hiwan, your vehicle must be inside white shoulder line to avoid impeding traffic on Hiwan. Remember the buses are much larger than a car and need to get by.

  • Your student may ONLY cross Hiwan at the lower crosswalk or with the traffic volunteer at bus/upper lot entrance - please do not ask your student to jaywalk directly to your vehicle as there are many blind spots on Hiwan and this is unsafe for everyone involved.

  • Do NOT ask your student to and do not ignore, impede, or go against the traffic volunteers’ instructions, these guidelines, or safety common sense (i.e., jaywalking, unloading/loading on Hiwan).

Thank you for helping to keep our students, parents and staff safe!

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