Carpool Safety

FCWCS Carpool Safety
2018-2019

To ensure the safety of our carpool students and to maintain goodwill with our neighbors, please read and follow the Carpool Safety rules listed below.

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

  • Drop Off–please use the carpool line. Drive up pass the crosswalk. Please do not drop students off and leave them before the Carpool Team arrives. No one is on duty before 7:30 am. You may remain in the carpool lane with your child(ren) until the team arrives.
  • Cell phone usage should not occur while driving in the school zone or on school property. NOPD will issue a ticket if you are caught driving and using a cell phone in a school zone.
  • Slowdown in the School Zone (20 mph) and especially on campus, students often exit on the driver’s side (please do not allow your child to do this, have them exit on the sidewalk side). Maintain a speed of 5 mph or less on campus.
  • Help us keep our campus clean, don’t trash our campus!
  • Pick-Up–remain in the car, use the carpool line and drive up to the second exit on the front drive. Place your blue name Carpool Card on the driver’s side of the dashboard as instructed. This helps to speed up the line. Students begin to exit the building at 3:05 pm (Pre-K/Kindergarten), with Middle School exiting last at 3:15 pm.
  • Do not enter the building to have a child released early after 2:45 pm. It disrupts the dismissal process for the entire class. Teachers are giving their closing instructions for homework, etc.
  • Please do not block the driveways of our neighbors on Bullard.
  • Cell phone usage in a school zone can result in a ticket if you are caught by NOPD. Slowdown (20 mph) on Bullard and 5 mph on school grounds.
  • Have your child(ren) enter your car from the passenger side (sidewalk).

Don’t forget . . .

  • The speed limit on campus is 5 mph.
  • Say your goodbyes in the morning while you are in the line. Help us keep the line moving.
  • Don’t park in the carpool line, park your car if you need to come into the building.
  • All students must exit and enter the right side (passenger side) of the vehicle only.
  • Refrain from using cell phones and/or other electronic devices when dropping off or picking up your child.
  • Ensure your child is fastened in a seat belt until the car comes to a complete stop.
  • Put your car in PARK before you allow your child to exit the vehicle.
  • Turn down your radio while on school property.
  • Do not park in the carpool lane. If you must enter the school, please park on the left in the spots labeled “Low Fuel Emitting Vehicles.”
  • Smoking is not permitted on campus.
  • Please don’t litter our campus, help us to keep it clean by not letting trash fall out of your car unto the driveway.
  • On rainy days, please proceed to the second entrance. Your child will need to exit and proceed to the stairs under the overhang. Please keep a poncho or small umbrella in their backpack.

9/25/18