Carpool Procedures

Carpool Procedures 2019-2020

 

*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*- Over the past couple years Triangle Math and Science has grown in population. Although a growing community is exciting in many ways, one concern that has arisen is the carpool situation. A growing population also equals a growing carpool line. Our biggest concern is for the safety of our TMSA students and staff 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 am when school staff are in the carpool loop to supervise students.DO NOT DROP OFF CHILDREN PRIOR TO THE APPEARANCE OF THE ADULT SUPERVISORS at 7:30 am.
  • Do NOT park in our neighbors’ parking lots.Our neighbors have the right to call authorities if you use their parking lot.
  • Cars enter from Gregson Drive, making a RIGHT into the back parking lot.
  • Pull forward as far as you can to the front of the carpool loop.Pull up to the next available cone. 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.

 

 Afternoon Pick-up Procedures

  • K-3 Carpool ends at the back playground at 3:15 PM
  • 4-12 Grade Dismissal: 3:10 to 3:30pm
  • Buses depart at 3:08pm
  • Carpool ENDS at 3:30pm
  • *Students will be sent to the front office at 3:30pm and parents will be charged a late fee.

 

K-3rd Grades

Your carpool tag must be prominently displayed in your front window. Please keep your pink carpool tag displayed until you have received your child. Once your child is in the car please remove your carpool tag. 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).

  • K-3 carpool ends at the playground around 3:15 PM.
  • At approximately 3:15 when the back carpool line is minimal, wesend 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 PM.
  • If you have a 4th-12th grade sibling, please arrive between 3:00PM-3:10 PM to pick up your children.

 K-3rd Grade Carpool Tips:

  • Please keep your pink carpool tag displayed until you have received your child. Once your child is in the car please 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.
  • Please 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: 7:45–8:00am and 3:10pm–3:20pm. Try to come before 7:45 in the morning or after 3:20; 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, leaving enough room for students to walk between if necessary.