Stargate Traffic Loop and Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:54 PM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 1:34 PM by Jane Baker ]

Arrival Times

Students in the K-5th grade Elementary Building can be dropped off as early as 7:45 AM and will enter the building at 7:55 AM. Designated signs will inform families of where students line up. School starts at 8AM.

Students in our 6th-10th grade Secondary Building may be dropped off as early as 7:45 AM at the front door (southwest) and go to the Commons to wait for the first bell at 8:10 AM. School starts at 8:15AM.

When Arriving from the South of our Buildings (closest to 144th)

When arriving from the south, you will turn right into our loop and drive eastbound through the loop. Follow the arrow signs to form two lanes. At the first split, the lane that is on the right is a Hug and Go Lane (drop off only, no parking). The lane on the left will lead to the parking lots. After the first split, you can form two lanes, the right lane for Hug and Go and the left lane for continuous traffic. Please do not leave your car unattended in the Hug and Go Lane. You may drop you student off ANYWHERE along the Hug and Go lane--the quickest place is PAST the buildings.

Always cross at the crosswalks ONLY.  Please observe the crosswalks and pay attention to students crossing from parking lots to their buildings while driving through the loop.

To exit our campus, please proceed through the traffic loop, past the Secondary Building, past the field house, to the northern-most portion of our property and exit on to Washington at the traffic signal. Signs are posted and cones will help direct traffic.

When Arriving from the North (through traffic signal)

When arriving from the north, you will make a full loop around the North parking lot only at drop off in the morning. You will drive past the north side of the Secondary Building, west side of the Field House and exit at the traffic signal. From this entrance, you cannot access the loop closest to the Elementary Building. The NORTH lot is for staff and student parking only with assigned permits. THE NORTH PARKING LOT IS CLOSED AFTER SCHOOL-- NO PICK UP ALLOWED UNTIL AFTER 4PM.

Afternoon Pickup - Elementary

Pickup times are as follows:
  • 2:30 to 2:45 PM - Kindergarten (1:30pm on Wednesday)-
  • 3 to 3:15 PM - 1st - 5th grade (1:30pm on Wednesday)
Families of KG students must park in our designated lot and pick up their student from the KG playground. Please do not leave your car unattended in the Hug and Go Lane while retrieving your student.

1st - 5th grade students will exit the building with their teacher to designated areas in front of the Elementary Building and await parent arrival. Please proceed through the loop to your student's designated line spot (signs will be present to indicate grade level lines). The Hug and Go Lane is also our pickup lane. Please do not leave your car unattended in the Hug and Go/Pick Up Lane. Students are not to cross into the continuous drive lane to get into a vehicle. You may also park in the designated lot and cross the crosswalk to retrieve your student in person from their teacher. All students must be picked up by 3:15 PM. After 3:15 PM elementary students will be placed in the care of our Eagles Landing program and families will be charged accordingly.

Siblings or those waiting to carpool with a student in the Secondary will be directed to the Elementary Afternoon Supervision Program to wait until 3:35PM. If you are a family who will be potentially using the Elementary Afternoon Supervision Program from 3PM-3:35PM, please click here to register for this service so we may provide the appropriate amount of staff. There will be a $20 monthly charge per student to staff this additional service to families. The students in the Elementary Afternoon Supervision Program must be picked up by 3:45 PM by either an adult or their Middle/High School sibling.

Afternoon Pickup - Secondary

Pickup times are as follows:
  • 3:35 PM (2:05 on Wednesday)
Students in grades 6-12 will exit the building and await parent arrival. Please have a plan in place with your middle or high schooler for pickup. Staff will exit the building with the students to ensure safety during dismissal. The Secondary Building will be open until 4 PM each day for students not participating in an extracurricular club or activity to wait in the commons for pickup. After 4 PM all secondary students will be placed in the care of our Eagles Landing program and families will be charged accordingly.

Questions and Reminders

Please be patient as we all drop off and pick up students. Please stay off your cell phone until you have safely exited Stargate property. We ask that you make our students' safety a priority and take the extra time to get them to class safe and sound.

Direct all questions to info@stargateschool.org