Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:40am. An adult will be at the main crosswalk in order to safely supervise car and pedestrian traffic. Please pull as far forward as possible. The warning bells for elementary and middle school ring at 8:00am. Elementary school begins at 8:15am, and middle school starts at 8:10am. For drop-off process review the morning drop-off video.
Afternoon kindergarten drop off
Parents may begin dropping students off at 12:05pm. Please drop your student off in the yellow carpool lane. Afternoon kindergarten begins at 12:15pm.
ALL drivers must enter through the west entrance only. At no time should drivers use either of the two exits as an entrance. Drivers who have specific needs to pick up student(s) by a particular time should discuss this need with the front office.
Waiting areas on the side of Erda Way will be designated with a traffic cone. Please make sure that cars do not impede oncoming traffic or residential access. Any emergency vehicles must be able to pass without restriction. Space must be available in the entrance lanes prior to turning from the street. Space must also be kept open for cars to enter Erda Way when exiting the parking lot.
Carpool pick up begins promptly at 3:30pm Monday-Thursday and 12:30pm on Friday for the elementary school, and 3:25pm Monday-Thursday and 12:30pm on Friday from the middle school. A driver may choose to arrive closer to 3:45pm when most students have already been picked up. Any students who are not picked up by 3:55pm (12:55pm) will be escorted into the front office to call a parent or guardian. Please Note: each family has a NEWLY assigned carpool number each school year!
Colored carpool lanes correspond to which building the driver will pick up student(s). Each entrance lane is marked with a large colored square. Please follow the lane toward its designated pick up area. Excelsior employees, as well as strategically placed traffic cones, will be in place to ensure student safety during pick up. Drivers are expected to follow directions given by carpool staff and obey all traffic laws.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY | video
|Driver must head west on Erda Way. Enter through the farthest east lane of the entrance and take the first left. This lane pulls through the far elementary parking area into the middle school parking area. Students may enter vehicles in the designated pick-up area in the far area of the middle school parking lot. Students will enter the vehicle from the driver’s side only. (The waiting area to enter the carpool process is in the church parking lot near SR36. Wait there until directed to enter the carpool process.)|
ELEMENTARY ONLY | video
|Driver must head west on Erda Way. Enter through the farthest east lane of the entrance and take the second left. This lane pulls through the middle area of the elementary parking lot and splits into two lanes to allow additional cars to enter the parking lot. Students may enter vehicles in the designated area east of the cross walk. Cars exit the parking lot through the middle parking lot exit. Students will enter the vehicle from the passenger side only. (The waiting area to enter the carpool process is in the church parking lot near SR36. Wait there until directed to enter the carpool process.)|
KINDERGARTEN/ELEMENTARY ONLY | video
|Driver must head east on Erda Way. Enter through the middle lane of the entrance and take the third left. Students may enter vehicles in the designated areas at the front curb directly in front of the elementary school. Cars exit through the middle exit of the parking lot. Students will enter vehicles from the passenger side only. (The waiting area to enter the carpool process is on the west side of Liddell Lane. Wait there until directed to enter the carpool process.) |
MIDDLE SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY | video
|Driver must head east on Erda Way. Enter through the far west lane of the entrance. Cars in this lane drive around the back of the elementary building. Students may enter vehicles in the designated area directly behind the middle school building. Cars exit from the far east parking lot exit. Students will enter the vehicle from the passenger side only.|
|Excelsior Academy will provide each family with a colored hanging tag for displaying carpool number(s) on the rear view mirror. The tag color will correspond to your lane color. This is important! It helps the traffic director and other drivers identify which lane you are turning into. The colored tags will be available at both middle school and elementary orientations, and the front office. Please make your numbers BIG and BOLD so carpool attendants will be able to read them from a distance. Replacement decals are $1 each.|
|The elementary school has four handicap parking spaces, and the middle school has five handicap parking spaces. You must have a handicap decal to park in these spots. Any car found in handicap parking without the required decal will be asked to move and/or be towed at the owner’s expense. If a parent/guardian has a daily need to access handicapped parking, please talk to the administration to establish the safest means of a driver getting to these dedicated stalls.|
|Student check outs during carpool||For the sake of carpool, there will be no student check-outs after 3:15 pm.|