In efforts to streamline the carpool pick up on rainy days, we are initiating a new rainy day carpool plan. Please be patient with us while we fine tune this plan and as we work out any kinks. Be mindful that the safety of getting 525 students off of campus safely while raining.
On days when the weather is inclement, Ms. Gioe will make the call by 2:30 PM that we will have “Rainy Day Carpool”. Parents will go through the carpool line as normal. The main change will be done internally within the school.
All bus riders will be supervised in a classroom and wait for their bus color to be called and they will go to their bus as usual.
All carpool and extended day students will walk to the gym with their teachers. Students will sit in single file lines in their designated morning assembly area. Extended day students will enter the gym and go to the Ott Center to check in for extended care. The gym will be a QUIET ZONE. NO talking will be allowed so students can hear for their names to be called.
THE MAIN CHANGES FOR PARENT’S PICKUP:
The Line Managers (Ms. Denton, Ms. Granier, Ms. DiBenedetto) will be in a parked car by the old basketball court/2nd church driveway and will attempt to enter the carpool numbers from their car. YOUR HELP WILL BE NEEDED TO HELP THEM SEE YOUR CARPOOL TAG. REMEMBER STATE LAW PROHIBITS THE USE OF CELL PHONES DURING CARPOOL. Just last week there was a fender bender in carpool line, so please pay careful attendtion to what you are doing. If we are unable to see the numbers from the parked car, we will have to move to the gym overhang and call out the students there.
Please pull in the lane closest to the gym (on rainy days only.) Hopefully this will help keep the students and teachers drier as we load the cars. We will load 3 students at a time from under the gym overhang. Once your student is in the car, please move out carefully so that we can get other cars through. Be mindful of the busses at the other end of the driveway where they normally are parked.
As we implement this new plan, YOU ARE NOT TO PARK AND PICK UP YOUR STUDENTS. Please go through the carpool line as described above. Also, we know that many grandparents pick up the students. Please make sure to relay this information to them.