Drop Off/Pick Up

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES 

The main parking lot procedures have been designed to help the flow of traffic during arrival and dismissal times. Listed below are all of the arrival and dismissal procedures as well as parking lot procedures.

 *Teachers and staff are on duty for the safety of your children. Please treat them with respect and consideration at all times. We recognize that the arrival and dismissal of over 800 students can and will cause delays, however, for the safety of all students we ask that you comply, without hesitation, with the directions of the school staff at all times.

South Front and North Parking Lots

These parking lots are reserved for staff only.  Parents may park in the back South parking lot and walk around to the office.

Students and Parents:

Our campus opens its doors for students at 7:45 AM daily. Please be aware that if you drop your child off before 7:45 AM there will not be anyone outside to supervise them. We do not provide child care for them at this time unless they are part of our Before/After Care Program. All students in grades 4-8 (and their siblings) are welcome onto the campus at 7:45 AM. All students that are in grades Kindergarten – 3rd Grade (unless they have older siblings) should be arriving to school no earlier than 8:00 AM.  Please be aware that the front parking lot near the office off of Acoma is now designated as Staff Parking Only, per the City of Surprise.

Kindergarten Pick-up

Kindergarten will be released for pick-up on the south side of the campus off of Acoma in the back south parking lot at 2:30 every day. Kindergarteners with an older sibling will wait for the older sibling in the cafeteria and will be brought with the older sibling to the back south parking lot at the older sibling’s dismissal time. If you prefer to park and pick up your child, please be aware that they must be escorted through the crosswalk by their older sibling or an adult. On Early Release 1/2 Days, Kindergarten will be released at 12:00.

 

Grades 1-2 Pick-up

Grades 1-2 will be released for pick-up up on the south side of the campus off of Acoma at the back south parking lot at 2:45 every day. 1st and 2nd graders with a younger or an older sibling will wait for the older sibling in the cafeteria and will be brought with the older sibling to the back south parking lot at the older sibling’s dismissal time. If you prefer to park and pick up your child, please be aware that they must be escorted through the crosswalk by their older sibling or an adult. On Early Release 1/2 Days, students will be picked up at 12:15.

 

Grade 3 Pick-up

Grade 3 will be released for pick-up on the north side of the campus to the parking lot off of Custer Lane at 2:45, if there are no siblings. If they have younger or older siblings, they will be escorted by a 3rd grade teacher to the cafeteria to pick up younger siblings or stay in the cafeteria for older siblings. Either way they will be dismissed to the back south parking lot for pick up. If you prefer to park and pick up your child, please be aware that they must be escorted through the crosswalk by their older sibling or an adult. On Early Release 1/2 Days, students will be picked up at 12:15.

 

Grades 4-5 Pick-up

Grades 4-5 will be released for pick-up on the north side of the campus to the parking lot off of Custer Lane at 3:00, if there are no siblings. If they have younger or older siblings, they will be escorted by a 4th or 5th grade teacher to the cafeteria to pick up younger siblings or stay for older siblings. Either way they will be dismissed to the back south parking lot for pick up. If you prefer to park and pick up your child, please be aware that they must be escorted through the crosswalk by their older sibling or an adult. On Early Release 1/2 Days, students will be picked up at 12:30.

 

Grades 6-8 Pick-up

Grades 6-8 will be released for pick-up on the back south parking lot at 3:00. If they have younger, they will be escorted by a 6th, 7th, 8th grade teacher to the cafeteria to pick up younger siblings. If you prefer, to park and pick up your child, please be aware that they must be escorted through the crosswalk by their older sibling or an adult. On Early Release 1/2 Days, students will be picked up at 12:30.

Parking lot procedures are not always easy or fun to follow. Please be aware that those that choose to follow the parking lot procedures are helping everyone pick up their kids faster and safer. Your patience and kind examples to the children are greatly appreciated. We thank you for your help and support.

Please call the office with any questions at (623) 556-2179.  If your child requires assistance loading or unloading their belongings, please park in the parking lot. The pick-up/drop off lane should be used for students who are able to load and unload themselves into the car quickly without assistance.

 

Please do not allow your children to cross between cars at any time. This is extremely dangerous.