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2019-2020 Pick-up and Drop-off Procedures

Welcome to McCarthy School!

MORNING DROP OFF Procedures

8:00am to 8:15am

The Parent Drop off and Pick Up entrance is now located on Flagg Drive between Normandy Road and Warren Rd.  We suggest that families dropping students off in the morning approach the McCarthy Drop Off entrance from the Oaks Road direction.  THIS IS LIVE DROP OFF-Drivers need to stay in their vehicle at all times.  There is NO VISITOR PARKING in this area. If you arrive after 8:15 am, please enter our visitor parking lot at the front of the school.  STUDENTS ARE CONSIDERED LATE AFTER 8:15 and a parent must accompany them into the office.

As you approach our campus please:

  • Turn right into McCarthy School from Flagg Drive.
  • SLOWLY proceed down the driveway in the marked lane, pulling up behind the car in front of you.
  • Staff members will be present along the driveway to greet students beginning at 8 a.m.  The earliest a child can be dropped off is 8 a.m.  Please do not drop your student off if there aren’t any staff present. 
  • Queue up as directed  along the school, staying behind the car in front of you.  A staff member will assist your child out of the vehicle and into the building.  Once your child has exited your vehicle, please stay in line, waiting for all children in the cars in front of you to disembark, before pulling out.  
  • Proceed to the end of the driveway, turn right, and exit onto Flagg Drive.

We appreciate your patience as we work to greet the students and get them into the building safely each day.

 

  • If possible, please have your child in the back seat, on the driver side.

 

  • Please keep children buckled until the vehicle is stopped and it is time to drop off.
  • Please have your child ready to exit the car when staff approaches your vehicle.
  • Please use tremendous caution when you pull away and are driving on our campus.  We have walkers, visitors, busses, children and their families all trying to get safely to school.

**If you have business in the school between the hours of 8:00am and 8:15am, please park in the visitor’s parking area, located in front of our main entrance and walk in to the school with  your child.

Afternoon Pick Up Procedures

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm

  • Turn right into McCarthy School from Flagg Drive.
  • SLOWLY proceed down the driveway in the marked lane, pulling up to the cone and/or car in front of you.   Please pull all the way up and stay in your vehicle.
  • A staff member will take the names of the driver and student in the queue.  The students will be lined up inside the building and will come out in the order of the vehicles.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  All Drivers will be asked for identification.  If someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the office in advance.  
  • Our goal is to get all children out safely in about 15 minutes.  Thank you for your patience.
  • Please use tremendous caution when you pull away and are driving in our lots.  We have walkers, visitors, busses, children and their families all trying to get home safely each afternoon.

***CHANGE IN PLANS: If there is a change in dismissal plans for your child, please send in a note for the classroom teacher. Last minutes changes should be communicated with the office prior to  1:30 pm.

***EARLY DISMISSALS: If you need to dismiss your child before the end of the school day, it must be before 2:20 pm.  Students will not be dismissed between 2:20 pm and 2:30 pm.  

Thank you very much for following these procedures for the safety of all the children at McCarthy School.  

  • If you prefer to come into the building, you must park in the visitor’s parking area, located in front of our main entrance.  We ask parents/guardians to wait in our foyer and sign in.  A staff member will dismiss students to their parents/guardians in the order in the order in which they arrived.


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