- Catons Chapel
Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
The drop-off/pick-up procedure is outlined below. This procedure is in place for student in grades Kindergarten – 8th grade.
Bus Procedure: Buses will pull to the front of the school building and park for student boarding and unloading. The main parking area in front of the school must be kept free of congestion and parking must only occur in designated, outlined spaces. Buses must have ample space to maneuver throughout the parking area. Visitors must park in the designated spaces in front of the gymnasium. Buses will enter and exit through the original entrance to the school.
Morning Drop-Off Procedure: All cars may enter the school via the newly designed road. The road originates on Bird’s Creek Road just beside Valley Spa and loops around the school. Students will be dropped off at the awning in front of the cafeteria. Parents will exit the parking lot via the original entrance and proceed to Caton’s Chapel Road. It is very important that morning traffic follows this pattern so that the original entrance does not get clogged up with incoming traffic and cause accidents.
Afternoon Pick-Up Procedure: All cars may enter the school via the newly designed road. The road originates just beside Valley Spa and loops around the school. Parents will be directed by a teacher to a pick-up spot numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Each pick-up car will have a green placard labeled with a student name. The named student will then be called to the matching numbered pick-up spot. Cars will then proceed to exit via Caton’s Chapel Road.
School does not dismiss until 3 p.m., therefore traffic can become congested on Bird’s Creek. Parents who arrived for pick-up between 3:10-3:15 reported driving up to the door with minimal wait.
Each student will be given a green placard to be placed in a visible area of the car during the pick-up procedure. The placard will be labeled with a student’s name. If you need multiple placards, please just ask. If a car comes through the line without a placard, the person will be asked to park and come to the front office and be identified in order to pick up the student.
School staff will be present each day to ensure that the process goes smoothly. The process may move slowly at first, but will move more quickly as parents and students become more familiar. Please pay close attention as you proceed though the car line.
All doors will remain locked until 3 p.m. and early checkouts will only be permitted for isolated instances such as medical appointments.
Please be reminded that school begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. are required to get an unexcused tardy in the office before reporting to class.
Please make sure as you stay in line to pick up your child that you stay as far right as possible when on Lily Boulevard. Cars will be coming from both directions and we want to be cautious not to block the road to through traffic.
If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by the office. We are looking forward to an awesome school year.