Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Dropoff ProcedureRainy Day Dropoff ProcedureAfterschool Pick-up Procedure

Your children’s safety on the schoolyard is very important, so we must insist that all our parents follow the Drop Off and Pick Up rules carefully.

Staff members are on duty to insure the safety of the children. It is crucial that parents and all adults who pick up students treat staff respectfully when directed to follow safety rules, refraining from yelling, name calling, and gesturing inappropriately when directed to follow safety rules. It is unacceptable for such behavior to exist on our school grounds and works against the environment we strive to provide for the children at OLG.  Follow-through will be handled by administration if such instances occur.

Staff members on yard duty must supervise the safety of the students for which they are responsible so we ask that parents not interact with staff members while they are on duty, since it may distract them from their supervision .

The area between the school building and the asphalt area marked by benches and trees is considered a safety zone.  This area is always off limits to all vehicular traffic. The parking lot play area between the benches and the driveway is off limits to vehicles until five minutes before school dismissal.

After 7:45am and before 8:30am, no one (including staff and parents doing work at the school) should enter the schoolyard using Condon Street.

By approximately 8:30 every morning, the Fremont Blvd gate will be closed and blocked with cones.  The entrance to the play ground near the church will also be blocked. Traffic is not allowed in the school play yard during school hours. Therefore, all vehicles wishing access to the school between 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. must enter from Condon Street and park at the side of the Church.

  • Any child still in line 10 minutes after dismissal of grades 4 – 8 will be signed into Extended Care automatically.
  • Pre-school children must remain with their parent(s) or a responsible adult at all times and are not allowed to play and run around the playground or parking lot at dismissal time.

Do not leave the car motor running when you are out of the vehicle.

Before School Drop Off Procedure

In the morning all vehicles enter the schoolyard from Fremont Blvd. at not more than 5 mph. Please follow directions and show respect towards the teachers and safety patrol children. They are there for the safety of the children.

Note: After 7:45am and before 8:30am, no one (including staff and parents doing work at the school) should enter the schoolyard using Condon Street

  • If the driver plans to stay for morning assembly, he/she should park in the area of the basketball courts. Only parents who are staying at school past the 8:00 bell, should park in the parallel spaces adjacent to the church hall.
  • If the driver plans to drop off passengers and not stay, the car should follow along the driveway, until reaching the safety patrol or until the cars in front of them have stopped.
  • Parents should not get out of their cars to help children with backpacks, etc.
  • Staff members are on car duty to assist children and ensure their safety.
  • Upon leaving the car, students are to go directly towards the school building (walking behind their car).
  • Cars are NEVER to back up until the 8:00 bell rings for the safety of the students.  Drivers should exit onto Condon Street.

Rainy Day Drop Off Procedure

On rainy mornings, there is a different procedure for dropping off students, so that they will not have to walk as far in the rain. The following diagram shows how you should drop off your child on a rainy day.

When entering the parking lot, bend to the left to drive parallel to the modular buildings. When you approach the benches, turn right. Continue driving until you reach the safety patrol, or the car in front of you stops. When you have stopped, you can drop off your child, who will walk behind the car and directly into the school building. You can then proceed out to Condon Street.

Do not let anyone out of the car while you are sitting next to the modular buildings. This includes 5th grade parents. It can be dangerous and will slow traffic.

After School Pick-Up Procedure

After school, everyone must follow the driving procedures illustrated in the following diagram:

  • All vehicles enter the schoolyard from Fremont Boulevard and should park facing Condon St.
  • Never drive faster than the posted speed limit of 5 mph while on school/parish grounds.
  • Please pull up to the first yellow line in the playground parking area and fill up the next areas afterward. Do not leave large spaces between cars.
  • Do not park next to the 5th grade building. Use the designated rows only.
  • Leave your car and walk to your child’s line to pick them up. No child may leave the line area unless accompanied by an adult. Walk with them to your car. Children are not permitted to walk to cars without an adult accompanying them.
  • When leaving, make a right hand turn and proceed to yellow driveway lines. Do not go diagonally across the parking area. Exit onto Condon.
  • For the safety of the children, do not back up at any time.
  • Do not leave the car motor running when you are out of the vehicle.
  • Any child still in line 10 minutes after dismissal of grades 4 – 8 will be signed into Extended Care automatically.
  • Pre-school children must remain with their parent(s) or a responsible adult at all times and are not allowed to play and run around the playground or parking lot at dismissal time.