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Pickup / Drop-Off Procedures

Both volunteers and teachers assist in the flow of traffic at busy times. Please be polite and remember these are volunteers and are here to help your children stay safe while getting everyone to and from school on time.  Also, please remember it is against the law to be driving and texting or talking on the phone -- and the same goes for our parking lot. We have children as young as four on campus and they are very short. Your obligation is safety first.

 

Flow of Traffic - Drop Off

 

Every day of the week parents must enter campus through the WEST GATE on E Street.  Please pull your car all the way forward to allow for the maximum amount of parents to do drop off.  Volunteer valets are there to help your children get out of the car and safely walk to line up.  Once you depart campus, make a right on Jefferson Avenue and loop around to exit the area.  Please note:  You may only make a right hand turn when going back onto E Street. 

 

 

Pickup

 

Eldest siblings of students at HGCS should pick up their younger sibling(s) and wait at the eldest siblings pickup spot.  All students will wait with a teacher outside in a designated area for pickup by parents/guardians. All guardians/parents must be on the authorized pickup list.

 
For the safety of your child, if you need to have someone else them up on particular day or an ongoing basis, please call the school to receive clearance.
 
Students not attending the intervention sessions must be picked up no later than 3:45pm.  Otherwise the school will charge a late pickup fee of $5 (0-30 min), $10 (31-60 min), etc.
 
Please note that California law requires all children under the age of 8 to be in booster seats.
 
Parents walking westbound on E Street please cross over the EAST GATE entrance, following the instructions of the traffic duty personnel and enter only the WEST GATE. Do the same upon departure, exiting only from the WEST GATE and following the sidewalk east - obeying all signs from the Traffic Duty Personnel.

 

Flow of Traffic - Pickup

 

Kinder parents may enter school through the E Street (WEST GATE) and park (3:00 - 3:40 pm). If they choose to park , all vehicles must move to an alternate location no later than 3:40pm due to after-school activities. Alternatively, parents may circle around to pickup their children. When exiting campus, all parents must only make a right turn (West) on E Street. This is an extremely busy street with multiple angles.    

 

1st - 5th Grade parents enter school through the E Street (WEST GATE) and park (3:00 - 3:40 pm). If they choose to park , all vehicles must move to an alternate location no later than 3:40pm due to after-school activities. Alternatively, parents may circle around to pickup their children. When exiting campus, all parents must only make a right turn (West) on E Street. This is an extremely busy street with multiple angles.  

 

6th - 8th Grade parents do not enter the school grounds. They proceed down Jefferson Avenue, pickup their children and loop around making ONLY A RIGHT TURN on E Street when exiting.

 

Biking: Students who ride bicycles to school must use extreme caution around the heavy traffic in the area. We recommend students ride bikes on the sidewalk, and "go with the flow" always riding in the direction the vehicles are traveling. Howard Gardner Community School does not assume any responsibility for bikes parked at school.