Parking: Morning Drop-off & Afternoon Pick-Up

We are excited for a great year!!  Please help us get off to a smooth start by reviewing our drop-and-go protocol (for K-8) and acceptable parking options for families.  Please be sure to share this information with anyone who drops off or picks up your children. 

Morning drop-off for K-8 (7:30am-7:50am) and afternoon pick-up (2:00pm) always creates very heavy traffic flow around the school area.   We need every parent to please pay attention to our school protocol for drop-off and parking:

There is NO parking against the curb in front of the main school from 7:30am – 7:50am – this area is used for morning K – 8 quick Drop-and-Go only (parents should not be getting out of the car with their child – this is only for quick drop-off and go only).  This area is also off limits for cars at afternoon dismissal.

If you would like to walk up to the school with your child, or your child needs a few extra minutes to collect their things before getting out of the car, please park in the acceptable parking areas around the school.  The Saint James Church Parking Lot is always available for you to park and walk up (there is a crossing guard to help you safely cross to the school).  You may also park on Otis Street (one side only), Park Street past the Pre-K building (both sides), St. James Street (one side only).

The Map Below shows our Drop-and-Go areas for morning drop-off (in front of the school) and areas that are available to park in the morning and afternoons.  There is no parking in the red areas.

Important notes:

* Pay attention to all NO PARKING signs and cones around the school – these areas are off limits for a reason.

* We enjoy a great relationship with our neighbors, please do not block their driveways with your vehicle under any circumstances.

* Please do not allow your child to cross the road anywhere other than the crosswalks (even if you are with them) and please ensure children are only getting out of your car towards the sidewalk (so they are not opening doors and hopping out into traffic).

* Please do not park in front of the K-8 school building or where the buses park (Church St.) at dismissal time.

* Please do not pull into or park in the school’s parking lots or the driveway behind the blue house on Park St. (these are for staff only).

* Only very slow, cautious turns onto Otis Street, please.

There are numerous children, parents, and staff members walking up to the school in the mornings.  Please drive SLOW and watch your surroundings very carefully at all times!

Please be sure to share this information with anyone who drops off or picks up your children.  We want to ensure everyone has a safe start to their school day every day.

Thank you!