CGES CAR RIDER PROCEDURES
Student Safety is the highest of priorities at Center Grove Elementary School. In an effort to ensure the safe arrive and departure of students, we have established procedure(s) and guideline(s). These procedures have been in place the past couple of years, and we need everyone’s cooperation to ensure a safe arrival and dismissal.
Morning Drop-off Procedures:
Students should not be dropped off in the front of the school. This area is reserved for day care vans or special circumstances that have been approved in advance. Vehicles will not be allowed in the front parking lot for student drop-off. Parents should follow the car rider line to drop off students on the north side of CGES.
New Afternoon Pick-Up Procedures (See map below):
Due to the volume of parents picking up students each day, it is necessary to revise our traffic flow to get cars off of Morgantown Road. Please follow the instructions below:
- Enter the campus off of Morgantown Road. (No traffic will be allowed to enter the car rider line from Stones Crossing.)
- Proceed east toward CGES.
- IF no cars are backed up, you may follow the orange arrow below around the front of the school to the north side of the building.
- IF cars are backed up, continue east along the bus parking lot.
- Follow the drive that curves south toward the front of MSC.
- Turn west in front of MSC and follow the drive along the front of the school.
- Follow the drive as it curves north, all the way to the stop sign.
- Turn east to enter into the turn lane on the north side of the CGES drive.
- Once cars move up to allow space, turn north onto the drive in front of CGES.
- Follow the drive north, then east and around the parking lot to the pick-up zone as indicated on the map.
“Regular” or “Everyday” Car Riders:
Students who will be picked up from school via the “Car Rider Pick-Up Line” on a regular basis (at least 1 day per week on a consistent basis) will be assigned a single number per family. (Please review the ”EVERYDAY” Car Rider procedures.) This number will be used to page student(s) from within the building via walkie-talkie by a staff member outside of the building. Please make sure you have your CGES Car Rider number visible in the front window.
“Non-Everyday” Car Riders:
If your child will be picked up sporadically, please read procedures for “NON-EVERYDAY” Car Riders. Parents of students who are not regular car riders should send a written note to school with their child to provide permission for their child to be picked up. The note should include the following information:
- Student(s) Name(s)
- First and Last name of Individual Picking Up Child (if not parent writing note)
- Parent’s Signature
The information on this note will be used by a staff member during dismissal to ensure each student is released to the appropriate individual. Please, be sure to bring a picture ID to avoid delays.
If your child walks home from school, or you have walked to school to pick them up, you can meet them in the same area on the north side of the CGES gymnasium. Only walkers will be allowed in this area. Please make sure a note has been sent to your child’s teacher/front office.
Notes will be received by the classroom teacher and then sent to the office. A written note is preferred to e-mail, as staff members are occasionally absent or may simply pass over an unexpected e-mail. Please send these communications in written form to avoid confusion!
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with the student drop-off and pick-up procedures.