Carpool Procedures

Carpool Procedures 2019-2020 

 

*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*- Safety of our TMSA students and staff is our number one priority during pick-up and drop off times. Here’s what you need to know to make carpool run as smoothly as possible!

 
Morning Drop-off Procedures

  • Morning carpool drop-off will begin at 7:30 a.m. when school staff are in the carpool loop to supervise students.DO NOT DROP OFF CHILDREN PRIOR TO THE APPEARANCE OF ADULT SUPERVISORS at 7:30 a.m.
  • Do NOT park in our neighbors’ parking lots.Our neighbors have the right to call authorities if you use their parking lot.
  • NEVER drop students off or pick up on the streets! All families must use the carpool lanes.
  • Cars entering from Gregson Drive must make a RIGHT. No left turns from Gregson Dr. into the school.
  • Pull forward as far as you can to the front of the carpool loop.Pull up to the car in front of you without blocking the crosswalk.
  • Please, do not block the crosswalk.
  • Please have your children and their belongings ready to get out of your car on the passenger side.This will keep the drop-off moving smoothly and safely. If they are not ready, you will be asked to park in one of our nearby parking spaces.
  • When exiting onto Mackenan Dr.,right lane should turn right and left lane should turn left.

Afternoon Pick-up Procedures

  • K-3 Carpool ends at the back playground at 3:15 p.m.
  • 4-12 Grade Dismissal: 3:10 to 3:30 p.m.
  • If you ONLY have grades 4-12 students, please arrive to school after 3:10 p.m.
  • Buses depart at 3:08 p.m.
  • Carpool ENDS at 3:30 p.m.
  • Students will be sent to the front office at 3:30; parents will be charged a late fee. See policy here.
  • When exiting onto Mackenan Dr.,right lane should turn right and left lane should turn left.

 

K-3rd Grade

Your carpool tag must be prominently displayed in the front window of your vehicle. Please keep your pink carpool tag displayed until you have picked up your child. Once your child is in the car, you may remove your carpool tag. If someone other than you is picking up your child, they MUST have your carpool card.  Additional carpool cards can be requested from Mrs. Wood (mwood@tmsacademy.org).

  • K-3 carpool ends at the playground around 3:15 p.m.
  • At approximately 3:15 (when the back carpool line is minimal), we send all remaining K-3 students to the student entrance at the front of the school.
  • If you do not want to pick your child up in the front of the school, please arrive by 3:10 p.m.
  • If you have a 4th-12th grade sibling, please arrive between 3:00 - 3:10 p.m. to pick up your children.

 

K-3rd Grade Carpool Tips:

  • Please keep your pink carpool tag displayed until you have your child. Once your child is in the car, you may remove your carpool tag.
  • No cell phone use when dropping off or picking up students.
  • On rainy and cold days, expect the morning drop off to be extra busy and plan accordingly so your child is not counted tardy.
  • Pull up as close as safely possible to the car in front of you, leaving enough room for students to walk between if necessary.

     

    4th-12th Grades

    Your carpool tag must be prominently displayed in your front window.  If someone other than you is picking up your child, they MUST have that carpool card.  Additional carpool cards can be requested from Mrs Wood (mwood@tmsacademy.org).

    Please stress to your children that it is extremely important that they are listening for their name AND looking for your car. It is their responsibility to be ready to get in the car when it pulls up. (Teachers should not have to call for them.)

    If cars ahead of you have left, but your child has not yet appeared in the carpool loop, continue moving forward to the front of the line to allow room for those behind you to pull forward and pick up their children.

    If your child is not outside and ready, you may be asked to pull  around and go back through the carpool line again until your child is ready.

     

    4th-12th Grade Carpool Tips:

  • No cell phone use when dropping off or picking up students.
  • Avoid the busiest carpool times: 7:45 - 8:00 a.m. and 3:10 - 3:20 p.m.Try to come before 7:45 a.m. or after 3:20 p.m.; the lines are significantly faster.
  • On rainy and cold days, expect the morning drop off to be extra busy and plan accordingly, so your child is not counted tardy.
  • Please pull up as close as safely possible to the car in front of you without blocking the crosswalk.

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