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Laurel Pick Up Procedures

Pick-up time can be chaotic and confusing, as hundreds of children are matched with adults in about 15 minutes!  In the beginning of the year all parents are asked by the classroom teacher to fill out a form indicating your pickup schedule.  Any change in pick-up schedule must be delivered to the office and to your child’s teacher.

Bus

Car Line

Carpooling

Parking and Walking

Walk and Wheel

After-School Programs

Lower Campus Plaza

 

Bus

At the Lower Campus, children waiting for any of the buses gather on the kindergarten yard, supervised by adults, until the bus arrives. 

Car Line

At the Lower Campus, after dismissal, parents can pick up children via the curbside pick-up in front of school. School staff read names off of displayed cards in approaching cars, and then call the names to direct students to stand at one of the four colored pick-up dots.   

  • Where the Car Line Starts
    • Lower Campus
      • The pick-up line begins on Ringwood Ave. east of Edge Rd., making a right-hand turn onto Edge Rd.
      • The pick-up line forms in the circular driveway and overflows onto Edge Rd. and up Ringwood Ave.
    • Upper Campus
      • The pick-up line forms in the circular driveway and overflows onto Elliott Drive. 
  • Carline Guidelines
    • Please remain in your vehicle as you will need to move up frequently.
    • Please do not block crosswalks or the parking lot entrance/exit.
    • Please do not cut the car line. For example, at the Lower Campus, refrain from turning left from Edge Rd. into the school driveway as doing so cuts into the car pick-up line, prevents others from exiting after picking up children and stops the entire flow of traffic.
    • Children are supervised in carline until 15 minutes after school dismissal.  Children who remain after this time are taken to the school office and parents are called individually.
  • Car Line Pick-Up Name Cards
    • Each Laurel family will be provided a car line name card.
    • Placards will be available delivered through your child's blue folder on the first day of school.
    • We do understand that some families may need multiple cards. Feel free to have a copy made on similar color card stock so that any Laurel Staff is able to see the card clearly in the afternoon sun and distinguish it on the dash.
    • Cards are transferable to other individuals you designate to use them, but please do so cautiously and sparingly.
    • Obtaining a pick-up name card does not obligate you to use the drive-through pick-up – you may still park and walk in to meet your child if you choose, as long as your child’s teacher knows where to expect you. 

Carpooling

If you wish to pick up children other than your own on a regular basis, be sure other adults are listed as emergency contacts for your child. Otherwise, you must make arrangements with the child’s teacher as well as notify the office. The County offers school pool families a $25 gas card! Click here for more information.


Parking and Walking In
At the Lower Campus, you may meet your child in the main plaza area immediately after school if you are picking up your child by any means other than curbside/car line pick-up.

At Upper Campus, you may meet them at the lunch tables. This process includes parking your vehicle and walking onto campus, or walking or biking home with your child(ren).

Walk and Wheel to School

At the Lower Campus, we encourage students to walk and wheel to school when the children are accompanied by an adult and when appropriate for the child/family.  We have bike racks along inside the Laurel fence along Ringwood Ave by the G6 portable adjacent to the big play structure.  We also have bike racks in front of the kindergarten yard.  Bike theft does occur, so locking your bikes is strongly recommended.  Even if your child is biking home with an adult, the adult must meet the child at the Plaza area after school and walk together to collect your bikes to ride home.  Always wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road!  

After-School Program

At the Lower Campus, students meet the After School Program staff on the outside stage beside the multi.  The ASP staff then walk the students to their designated classroom/space or area.

After-School Programs are independent contractors using our school facilities, therefore if you have pick-up questions or concerns, please address them with the specific After-School Program in which your child is enrolled.

Lower Campus Plaza

If your child does not go home via bus, car line, or have an after-school program, his/her teacher will bring him/her to the plaza to be met by their designated adult. Adults are asked to wait on the cement seating wall. DO NOT block the pathways after school. We have a large number of young children to safely supervise and transport to all of our designated pick-up areas. Once you collect your child, please move quickly away from the lunch table area so the supervisors can keep track of the children who are still waiting. You are welcome to move to the main playground to visit with friends and let your children play. Once you collect your child at the plaza, you are your child's supervisor and must keep track of their whereabouts and actions.