Reminder - Stargate Rules for Traffic, Parking and Pick Up/Drop Off

posted Nov 16, 2017, 4:31 PM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 4:38 PM ]
Distributed Nov. 6, 2017 via email to Community members

Stargate​ ​Parking​ ​and​ ​Pick​ ​Up/Drop​ ​Off​ ​Procedures

Effective​ ​November​ ​6,​ ​2017 

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This top picture shows designated PERMIT parking for staff(yellow) and students(light blue) The construction zone is shown in red. 

Parents are NOT allowed to park in the north staff/ student lot. These students have paid $50 for the year to be guaranteed a safe spot to park their cars and go to school. Staff parking is also for Teachers and Stargate Staff ONLY. These spots are usually filled before everyone else arrives. Teachers may also park in the lot in front of Elementary.

Construction is for staging for the new Performing Arts and Adroit building. We know it is going to be a tough year but we are positive that the ends will justify the means to our kids when the project is complete. Unfortunately it will be the remainder of this year. There​ ​is​ ​no​ ​student​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​after​ ​school​ ​in​ ​the​ ​North​ ​lot.

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This​ ​picture shows ​our​ ​current​ ​pick​ ​up/drop​ ​off​ ​loop​ ​with​ ​instructions.

The top box in white says “student drop off only” it also says “student parking only and no parent parking” in the North Lot. At this time we will be working on enforcing these instructions and will work on signs stating “Student Parking Only”. We need everyone to respect this and our new drivers. After school, there is NO pick up allowed in the North lot. Please pick up along the loop or park in the GREEN parent parking lots.

Elementary​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​procedures:

  1. Do not leave your car in the pick up loop. If you need to get out of your car, please park.
  2. If your last name ends in A-J, pick up at 3:00. If your last name ends in K-Z, arrive at 3:10. Splitting the pick up means 300 kids getting picked up per shift instead of 600 all at one time. Your carpool situation dictates what shift works best for you.
  3. Please try to be as quick as possible.
  4. Please make friends! Stargate is a community and CARPOOL is the best way to make a strong community!

Secondary​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​procedures:

  1. If your last name ends in A-J, pick up at 3:35. If your last name ends in K-Z, pick up at 3:45. This will also split pick up into two shifts. Your carpool situation dictates what shift works best for you.
  2. If you do pick up your student on Washington DO NOT DOUBLE PARK!!!! PICK UP ONLY AT THE CURB.
  3. NEVER STOP AND WAIT ON WASHINGTON SOUTH OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE. You block the sight of cars exiting and cutting across Washington. It’s only a matter of time before we have an accident.
  4. When exiting at the main entrance, do​ ​not​ ​sit​ ​and​ ​wait​ ​to​ ​cut​ ​across​ ​Washington​ ​to​ ​u​ ​turn​ ​and​ ​go​ ​south.​ Turn right on Washington, go north to the light on 146th and make a legal u-turn at the light. It is A LOT faster and safer to get out then waiting and impeding flow of traffic.
  5. Please make friends! Stargate is a community and CARPOOL is the best way to make a strong community! We know we have a parking problem but if we all work together and follow the rules we are trying to put forth we can make a difference.