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Carpool

Every family is assigned a carpool number. This number is used to dismiss students in an orderly and safe fashion in the afternoon carpool line and MUST be displayed in order to pick-up your student. Please help your student learn this number.
 
This number is to be hung on a vehicle's rearview mirror. Every family is given two tags with the student's unique carpool number. Teachers working afternoon carpool line will not put a student into a vehicle that does not have a Saint Richard carpool number.
 
During the first week of school only, parents/guardians may choose to walk their students to class. Walking students to class after the first week causes a distraction for the teacher and other students.
 
The school, in conjunction with the local traffic division of the Jackson Police Department, has devised the school’s drop-off and pick-up processes. When followed by all those involved, parents/guardians will have a minimum wait each day. Remember we are moving approximately 400 individuals, two times a day.
 
Morning drop off
 
Students arriving in the morning between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM go to Before School Care (a paid service). At 7:30 AM students go to the cafeteria where they are supervised until 7:45 AM. At that time, they are dismissed to their classrooms. Students arriving after 7:45 AM go directly to their classrooms.
 
Saint Richard Catholic School has two drop off locations:
 
Front drop off is the front lobby of the school and ALL students (PreK4 through 6th grades) may be dropped off starting at 7:30 AM.
 
Back drop off (back gate) is located at the back of the school. Only PreK3 (and only siblings of PreK3), PreK4, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students may be dropped off at the back gate. The back gate opens at 7:45 AM each morning and closes at 8:00 AM. (All PreK3 students must be dropped off at the back gate.)
 
Front drop off:
Students are not to exit the vehicles before 7:30 AM. To make the drop off line move faster, we ask that students be prepared to exit the car as soon as it is stopped. Ex: backpack ready to go, breakfast and goodbyes are finished. It is important that all students exit from the passenger side of the vehicle and should not have to go to the trunk to get books. This puts the student between cars and a potential accident. Students are not to be dropped off in the parking lot and allowed to walk unattended to the school. If you are walking your student to the building, walk on the outside of the carpool lane. This prevents you and your student from walking between cars. PreK3 and PreK4 students who arrive after 8:00 AM must be escorted to class by a parent/guardian.
 
Back drop off:
All PreK3 students must be dropped off at the back gate. The back gate drop off opens at 7:45 AM and closes at 8:00 AM. If you arrive after the gates are closed and locked, bring your student to the front of the school. Please do not honk for a teacher to unlock the gate.
 
To make the drop off line move faster, we ask that students be prepared to exit the car as soon as it is stopped. Ex: backpack ready to go, breakfast and goodbyes are finished.
 
It is important that all students exit from the passenger side of the vehicle and should not have to go to the trunk to get books. This puts the student between cars and a potential accident. Parents/guardians are not allowed to walk their student into the building from the back gate. If you need to go into the building, you must use the front entrance.
 
Students arriving after 8:00 AM will receive a tardy slip from the office.
 
Afternoon Carpool/Pick Up
 
Dismissal for PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarteners with no older siblings is 2:40 PM at the back gate (1:40 PM on Wednesdays for 2:00 dismissal). Rain or shine, the 2:40 dismissal is at the back gate. Regular dismissal for all other students is at 3:00 PM at the front of the school.
 
2:40 Back Gate Pickup
 
2:40 PM pick up for PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarteners with no older siblings will use the circle driveway. If you are picking up at 2:40 (1:40 on Wednesdays), tell your student’s teacher.
 
Students are loaded into the right side of the car. Teachers, students and parents/guardians are not allowed to walk to the left side of the car to load.
 
Parents/guardians CANNOT park and walk to pick up students. This strict rule is for the safety and security purposes.
 
Front pick up 
 
All students (carpool numbers 1 and higher) will be picked up in front of the school. The traffic flow for front afternoon carpool is the same as morning front drop off.
 
Students are loaded into the right side of the car. Teachers, students and parents/guardians are not allowed to walk to the left side of the car to load.
 
Parents/guardians CANNOT park and walk to pick up students. This strict rule is for the safety of all.
 
Limousines are not permitted to pick up students.
 
Any students not picked up by 3:30 PM will be sent to After School Care and a fee will be charged to you.
 
If your student needs to be picked up in a way other than the usual, please send a note to your teacher or call the school office before 2:00 PM (before 1:00 PM on Wednesdays)