Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

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Grand View’s enrollment is bigger than ever. We need your help to keep the school and your children safe. EVERY child’s safety is important to us. It remains our highest priority to ensure that students enter and exit cars in a safe and organized way. We ask everyone to correctly follow our new pick-up and drop-off procedures. Failure to do so creates chaos, frustration and unsafe conditions. Each family should discuss these new loading and walking procedures. Thank you for your continuing support in making Grand View a safe and productive environment for all.

Walk to School

Parking is limited; about 75% of the spots are reserved for staff. As a national Green Ribbon School we encourage our families to walk to school whenever possible. See suggested walking routes. A brisk walk in the morning can enhance student learning and has overall health benefits. If you must drive, consider using the less-congested Ladera drop off on Bell Avenue rather than drop off by the office.

Please avoid driving on 27th Street, Manor and Vista. These are our designated walking and biking routes to school. They are heavily traveled by our students and will only remain the safest route we can provide if we can keep driving to a minimum. Please keep this in mind as we are a city with such limited sidewalks!

There is No Playground Supervision Before and After School

Playing on the fields or playgrounds in the morning is not allowed, even if the parent or caregiver is present. Students in 1st through 5th grade must arrive no earlier than 8AM and must sit at the cafeteria lunch benches until the 8:10AM bell signals it’s time to walk to the classroom. Playground supervision will also not be provided after school.

General Precautions:

  • Be your child’s best example. Please be courteous and follow all safety guidelines at all times.
  • No arrivals prior to 8:00A for 1st through 5th graders. No supervision is provided.
  • Please DO NOT STOP at the lower playground to either drop-off or pick-up students. This is a very dangerous location in our parking lot and traffic quickly gets backed up onto 24th Street. This makes it very dangerous for children to enter the school area. Please continue to drive up as close to the upper playground as you can. No students permitted in parking lot without an accompanying adult.
  • Use crosswalks to cross streets and loading zone lanes.
  • Follow all directions from school safety personnel. They can see potential problems you may not.
  • Students are to be picked-up promptly at dismissal. There is no supervision in the playgrounds or down at Ladera on Bell Avenue after school hours.
  • Devote more time and be extra cautious on rainy or foggy days. Drive with your headlights on, to see and be seen.
  • Our local streets are very narrow. Please drive slowly and watch for children!
  • Dogs are never permitted on the campus, including the parking lot. When picking up your child, please leave dogs at home.

Dropping Off at the 24th Street Entrance:

  • Pull your car as far forward into the loading zone as traffic allows. Unloading zone begins at the upper playground fence and runs the entire length of the school (see attached map). Drivers may drop-off students along entire length of Loading Zone.
  • Students can unload from PASSENGER SIDE of vehicle only. The driver should remain in the vehicle at all times and all driver side doors are to remain closed. No trunk unloading allowed in this zone.
  • Keep pulling forward and fill in all gaps in Loading Zone Lane.
  • Have all school materials including backpack and lunch ready before student exits vehicle.
  • Once your student has exited your vehicle you may exit the parking lot via the bypass lane to the driver’s left. This lane is for driving only — no loading, unloading or stopping at any time.
  • Exit parking lot by turning right onto 24th street. Right turn only during school hours.

Picking up from School on 24th Street Entrance:

  • Pull your car as far forward into the loading zone as traffic allows. Student pick-up is available from Loading Zone Lane only.
  • Supervisors will call children from playground dismissal waiting area. Students must wait in this designated area, not on grass area in front of classrooms.
  • No honking or signaling to students from your vehicle at any time. No cell phone use allowed while waiting for your child.
  • Once your child has entered your car on passenger side of vehicle, please exit parking lot via bypass lane to driver’s left. This lane is for driving only — no loading, unloading or stopping at any time.
  • Exit parking lot by turning right onto 24th street. New rule: right turn only during school hours.
  • No student loading or unloading is allowed along Vista Drive, Manor or any other neighborhood streets.

Dropping Off on Bell Avenue:

  • Cars are strongly encourages to use Blanche Road to access Bell Avenue.
  • 27th Street is reserved for bikers. PLEASE do not use 27th Street to access Bell Avenue.
  • Cars should pull as far forward as possible in the loading zone.
  • Children should exit from the passenger side of the vehicle ONLY. Cars moving in the bypass lane make exiting form the driver’s side extremely dangerous!

Kindergarten Pick-Up/ Drop-Off Procedures

All TK and Kindergarten students must be escorted to the classroom by their parent or caregiver every morning and must be picked up from the classroom by their parent or caregiver. We will no longer dismiss TK and K classes from the upper playground gate. Parking is limited so please walk whenever possible. If you must drive consider parking on Bell Avenue and walking up the ramps.

Silence is Golden: Please do not wait in the halls or outside classrooms before dismissal.

Children are to leave the classroom and hall areas promptly upon dismissal. We ask that parents and caregivers wait on the grass hill above the lower playground rather than in the halls or outside the classrooms, so that we keep noise and distractions away from the classrooms. PEP & Kindergarten parents may pick up their children in front of the classroom at dismissal time. Playing on playground equipment located at upper, lower and Kindergarten area is prohibited from 8:00A to 3:00P.