Transportation & Parking Procedures

Please review our transportation and parking policies. 

Click here to view the carpool procedure map.

 

·PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE MEDIAN DURING ANY SCHOOL FUNCTION.  THE POLICE HAVE INFORMED US THAT CARS MAY NOT PARK ON ANY MEDIANS IN THE CITY.  TICKETS CAN ALSO BE ISSUED IF CARS ARE PARKED PARTLY ON GRASS, SO PLEASE BE VERY AWARE OF THIS ANY TIME YOU ARE PARKING ON THE STREET.

·School begins with the ringing of a bell at 7:45 to dismiss students to go to class.  Students arriving after the tardy bell rings at 7:55 must stop by the office and check in with the attendance clerk.  Caddo Parish has a strict tardy policy in place, a copy of which is found in our Parent/Student Handbook as well as the "Blue Book".  We place a high priority on students being both at school and on time.  We know you will help us with this policy.  Of course, we know the beginning of school is very hectic with many traffic problems, so we are a little more flexible the first few days back!

·Supervision of students begins with the 7:30 bell.  Please do not drop your children off before that time, as there is no one to supervise them.

·Car riders are dropped off and picked up in the back of the school every day.  We encourage you to “drop off” between 7:30-7:40, as traffic is very light at that time.  We have about 250 cars that go through our loop daily, and we think we have the most efficient system to keep the traffic flowing.  Please familiarize yourself with our traffic flow plan that is on the school website.  Traffic is always congested the first few days, but goes more smoothly once our new parents learn our “system.”  Please be patient!

·All car riders will be dismissed at 3:10 and will go directly to the cafeteria.  Sydney Allen will take your child’s name as you enter the car loop.  It will help her if you will write your child’s name or carpool names in big letters on a large card or piece of poster board and put it in your front window.  She will radio the cafeteria and your child’s name will be called over the bullhorn to report to the back of the school for car pickup.  By the time your drive to the back, your child/carpool will be waiting.  Please do not start to pull away until your last door is closed, then proceed slowly away from the curb.  All car riders are to be picked up by 3:25.

·Bus information is now available on-line.  Please come to the office if you need assistance. 

·Please communicate in writing to your child’s teacher any transportation changes.  Your notes are sent to the office, to be signed by administrative personnel.  If a note is not received, we will follow what you indicated on your child’s enrollment form regarding transportation.  Please do not call with "last minute requests" unless it is an emergency.  Instruction goes on until 3:00, so no announcements can be made prior to that time about changes in transportation.  Please make your transportation decisions before your child comes to school each morning.

·There will be no student checkouts between 2:30-3:10.   We also request that you not check your child out early unless an appointment has been made that cannot be arranged at any other time.  Important instruction is lost each time your child is checked out of school.  Please hold these to a minimum.