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Car Line AM / PM Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Our goal is to have efficient, safe procedures that all parents follow when in the car line at Orchard Lane.

Car Line Map

Car Line:

The car line forms and runs down the front of our school back onto Park Ave. No cars should enter our parking lot through the entrance on Sunny Slope – this is the exit you use to leave our school grounds (South parking lot exit). Cars must be facing East as you wait in the car line on Park Ave. Please leave an open space on Park Ave where the two playground gates are so that buses can enter and exit. There is one line that forms; thank you for driving to the back of the line of cars that have been waiting (facing East). We do not want cars coming off of Sunny Slope onto Park Ave trying to move into the established line of waiting cars that are farther down in line on Park. Drivers should turn west onto Honey Lane, then turn left onto Parkwood Drive, and then join the car line on Park Avenue.

Drop Off Zones:

There are two signs to notify you of the drop off zone. It is in between these signs that cars will stop and students will be getting out of cars. Parents, please stay in your car. We will help your child open the car door, unbuckle if needed and get safely out of the car. The goal is to keep the car line moving without students or adults going in between the cars. Please watch for the staff on duty. They may motion you to pull forward before letting your child out of the car.

Do not pull around other cars in front of you at any time. Please stay in the car line until you are entirely out of our parking lot (exit through the south end of our parking lot onto Sunny Slope).


Students can begin exiting cars at 8:25 a.m. Please do not let your child out of the car before 8:25 a.m. when staff supervision begins. Any child arriving after 8:35 must be signed in at the office by a parent or guardian.

Students will exit the building to begin getting into cars at 3:30 p.m. within the student loading zones. Any student that is not picked up by the time the car line is finished will be brought to the office. Thank you for being on time and waiting in the car line for PM pick up. If you regularly pick up your child at the end of the day, please always have your PARENT NAME CARD displayed in the front passenger side windshield. This will help our staff call out the name of the child and to help with safety by knowing who is picking up each student.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Orchard Lane Elementary School