Car Rider Protocols

Car Rider Protocols

Car Rider Protocols: 

All procedures developed are to ensure student and staff safety, even if it sacrifices efficiency. Typically our afternoon car rider time period is about 30 minutes to load all vehicles.


Morning Car Rider drop off


Wand Colors: Green = Unload, Red = Stop, Flashing Red/Green = Move Forward


Please watch the teachers at the speed bump and the middle crosswalk for their signal to unload, stop, or move forward.


As you pull around the corner, once you are between the 3rd crosswalk (near the 6th grade hall) and the speed bump at the main entrance, have your student(s) exit the car if the teacher is waving Green, signaling it's time for them to exit the vehicle.


To help us unload students from cars safely and efficiently, we're asking that all students unload between the 3rd and 1st crosswalk (main entrance).


Changes regarding afternoon Car Rider pick up: 

If you have students in multiple grade levels, follow the protocol for the student in the highest grade levelFor example, if you have a student in the 8th grade and one in 6th, both the 6th and 8th grade students will follow the 8th grade protocol. 


Dismissal time is 2:30

Refer to the LMS Afternoon Car Rider Map.pdf.

  • 6th & 7th grade:

    • Car rider line will transition from 2 lanes to 1 lane prior to the last turn that puts cars in front of the school. 

    • Students will be lined up alphabetically by last name behind designated columns on the breezeway. 

    • Students will load between the 3rd (near 6th grade hall) and 1st (main entrance to school) crosswalks.

    • Students are to stand on the sidewalk and look for their car.

    • Students are responsible for spotting their car, walking to the spot where the car will come to a complete stop, and loading.

    • Once the car is loaded, drivers may veer left onto the second lane to exit.

    • Students can only walk across the crosswalk at the front of the line when a staff member says it is okay to cross.

    • The drivers must pull up to the first crosswalk, or a few feet from the bumper of the car ahead of them, and come to a complete stop before the student can approach. 

    • Drivers should NOT be on their cell phone while in the loading section, between the first two crosswalks.

    • Drivers should not be looking to their right attempting to locate their student. The students should spot the drivers instead. For the safety of our staff standing close to the traffic, we prefer the drivers to focus on driving. 

    • Students that are horse-playing in the car rider area will be disciplined. This may lead to a discipline referral.

  • 8th Grade:

    • Car rider line will enter the entrance leading behind LES and continue to follow the road behind the school. There will be a barricade located by the tennis courts that will remain up until all busses have cleared the back of LMS and a staff member removes it. 

    • Students will be lined up alphabetically by last name behind designated columns on the breezeway. 

  • Students will load between the 1st and last column in the bus lane.

  • Students are to stand on the sidewalk and look for their car.

  • Students are responsible for spotting their car, walking to the spot where the car will come to a complete stop, and loading.

  • Drivers will line up in the middle bus lane. 

  • The drivers must pull up to the last column, or a few feet from the bumper of the car ahead of them, and come to a complete stop before the student can approach. 

  • Once the car is loaded drivers may veer left onto the second lane to exit.

  • Drivers should NOT be on their cell phone while in the loading section, between the columns.

  • Drivers should not be looking to their right attempting to locate their student. The students should spot the drivers instead. For the safety of our staff standing close to the traffic, we prefer the drivers to focus on driving. 

  • Students that are horse-playing in the car rider area will be disciplined. This may lead to a discipline referral. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

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