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Laurel School

Where Students Shine

Transportation

  • Getting about 700 children to school and home again every day poses logistical challenges, especially for a school that was designed for pedestrian and bus transportation. To keep our students as safe as possible during arrival and departure, Laurel School has worked out drop-off and pick-up procedures.

    Student safety and traffic flow are critical issues at Laurel, where we face delays from large amounts of car traffic at school start and end times. Please join the families who use alternatives to single-family car trips. 

     

    Bus

    Car Line Drop-Off

    Car Line Pick-Up

    Parking and Walking

    Biking and Walking

     

      

  • Bus

    • The District yellow school bus serves Laurel School's students in the mornings and in the afternoons. Click here for more information.
    • Click here to get started requesting a seat for your student(s) to ride the yellow school bus.
    • Click here for information regarding bus pick-up procedures.


    Car Line Drop-Off

    • Car line starts on the first day of school.
    • Please drive slowly at all times through the driveway and parking lot and follow the arrows: do not exit from the entrance or turn left from the right-turn exit.
    • Starting at 7:55 AM, you may drop-off your child along the circular drive in front of the school. Important Tip: arrive 10 minutes before school starts to enjoy fast drop-off before the crowds arrive.
    • Form a single line of cars next to the sidewalk for drop-off. Do not double park to drop-off your child, as it is very dangerous to allow children to walk between cars.
    • Please pull up as far as you can along the curb, so as not to block incoming cars.
    • Parents can drop children in the car line lane, but parents MUST remain in the car and have their children exit curbside.
    • Kindergartners then proceed to the kindergarten yard, where they will be collected by their teachers when the bell rings.  
    • Do not park your car in the drop-off area, even for a few minutes, this backs up the drop-off line.


    Car Line Pick-Up

    • Car line starts the first day of school.
    • All families picking up a student at Laurel after school must display a car line pick-up name card. You will not be allowed to pick-up children at Laurel by car without displaying your car line name card.
    • Your child’s teacher will bring your child to the car line area, where he/she will wait until your car pulls up with the car line name displayed on the dash.
    • Have your child learn your car line name (you may want to write it on her backpack, or laminate it on a card and attach it to the backpack).
    • Once school starts, your teacher will collect information on how your child gets home each day, and who is allowed to pick-up your child. Your teacher will also let you know the best way to inform her if there is a change to the schedule.
    • Click here for more information.


    Parking and Walking

    • Parking around Laurel is extremely limited. Utilize car pools when possible.
    • Parents can park in the school parking lot or legally on neighborhood streets. Please click here for a map of surrounding area parking/no parking restrictions.
    • Please note that during drop-off and pick-up hours there is no parking on Coleman Avenue or on parts of Edge Road and Ringwood Avenue.
    • Do not park in staff parking spaces, in the red curb area, or along the curb in front of the school.
    • You may not park and leave your car in front of the school at drop-off or pick-up times.
    • Lock unattended vehicles and keep valuables out of site. Better yet, take them with you.
    • When parking on any of the streets surrounding the school, PLEASE respect the residents and show consideration for pedestrians and bikers by parking your car so that it is not parked in a bike lane or blocking a driveway. Also, make sure that neighborhood streets have enough room for emergency vehicles to safely pass.
    • Click here for information regarding pick-up procedures.
    • See the map below for more details regarding parking around Laurel Lower Campus.

     

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    Biking and Walking

    Many students enjoy riding bikes or walking together, and the exercise helps their concentration in class.

    • Click here for the recommended route map and more information about bike and walk safety.
    • Students who wish to walk or ride bicycles to school must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Children who bike to school are required by law to wear bicycle helmets.
    • Bicycle racks are located outside the kindergarten yard and outside the main play yard. Please provide your own lock. We experience bicycle theft each year, mostly of unlocked bikes. Lock your bike!
    • Please walk bikes and scooters through campusDo not use the driveway in front of the school at drop-off or pick-up time.
    • If your child does not go home via car line, bus, or have an after-school program, his/her teacher will bring kindergartners to the Plaza.
    • Click here for Laurel's Bike Safety tips.

     

     

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