traffic, safety & Parking

For the safety of our students, please read and follow these guidelines:

student drop off and pick up

Students should not arrive at school before 8:15 a.m. because there is no direct supervision provided on the playground areas. When students arrive, they need to line up with their classmates at their designated entrance. For safety reasons, students should go directly home after school or be supervised by a parent or guardian on the playground.

All families of students in grades K-2 will be provided a sign in the shape of a car to be used at pick-up time. This sign will help teachers and staff members identify who is picking up each child. In order to have your child dismissed to you, you must have that car sign present at pick-up. If you do not have the sign with you, you will need to pick up your child from the office. Additional car signs can be purchased for $2 each.

STUDENT ENTRY & EXIT FROM THE BUILDING

Students are assigned specific doors to enter and exit. These doors are determined by their grade-level and teacher.

Developmental Kindergarten students will enter and exit the doors located on the east side of the building- Door #9

Kindergarten students will enter and exit the doors located in the back east of the building in the north parking lot off Samoset Avenue- Door #8

1st Grade students will enter and exit the the doors located in the front center of the building- Door #1

2nd Grade students will enter and exit the doors located in the front east of the building- Door #10

3rd Grade students will enter and exit the the doors located in the front west of the building- Door #2

4th Grade & 5th grade students will enter and exit the the doors located in the back west of the building- Door #3

CIRCLE DRIVE

Please follow these safety precautions in the circle drive:

  • Drop off area - There is only one lane for "drop off and pick up." Do not attempt to pick up your child from the drive-through lane. This causes more congestion in the circle drive and is not safe. If there is not room in the circle drive, please park on the street and walk to get your child.
  • Pull all the way forward to the end of the lane before dropping off or picking up children
  • Students should enter and exit on the passenger side of the vehicle only
  • Do not exit your vehicle! NO parking in the "drop off and pick up only" lane
  • Right turn ONLY when exiting the Circle Drive

CIRCLE DRIVE PARKING


Please be aware there is no standing or parking in the circle driveway other than in the designated spaces. This is a City of Royal Oak ordinance and is of utmost importance to ensure student safety.

STREET PARKING

Parking is allowed on the street in areas not restricted by the City of Royal Oak posted traffic signs. Parking is also available on the north side of the building in the school staff parking lot.

BACK PARKING LOT

The back parking lot is designated for staff parking and long-term parking. It is also used for Developmental Kindergarten & Kindergarten drop-off and pick-up. If you are using the back parking lot, you need to park in designated parking spots. In the past, parents have been parking in the fire lanes or where the bus comes to pick up students for the Detroit Metro Youth Club in Royal Oak. This is safety concern for our students as it is very difficult to see them when they are exiting the building.