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DOROTHY FOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA

2623 NW Sierra St., Camas, WA 98607

©2017 by Dorothy Fox Elementary School PTA.

FOX STUDENT DROP OFF - SAFE & SWIFT

LET’S MAKE MORNING CAR DROP OFF SAFE & SWIFT

Following these guidelines can help make car drop off more efficient and safe for everyone.

THE BIG THREE REMINDERS:

  1. PULL FORWARD.  Do not stop the car in front of the doors and block cars behind you.  Pull all the way past the doors to the line at the front.  This means drive past the front office doors and past the side doors (depending on which parking lot you are in) and stop at the painted line before students exit the vehicle to make room for others behind you.

  2. BE SWIFT.  Say goodbye quickly.

  3. ONLY CURBSIDE.  Only let kids out on the curbside of the vehicle (passenger side).

DROP OFF GUIDELINES:

  1. Both parking lots are open for morning drop off.  Please use both areas to spread out.

  2. Pull all the way forward BEFORE you let your child out of the car.  It is dangerous to let cars accumulate behind a stopped vehicle and creates a backup line of cars onto Sierra Street.  K-5 students do not need to be let off at the front door, the entire curb is safe and they can walk to the door successfully from the car by themselves, even when it is a little rainy.

  3. Be ready to say goodbye and exit SWIFTLY.  Try to avoid having the adult get out of the car.  If this is necessary, parking your car in a parking spot and walking your child to the curb might be a better option for you.

  4. Always have students exit curbside.  They might have to crawl over, but this is a safer practice than exiting out of the driver’s side of the vehicles where cars can be passing.

  5. Have students ready with coats and backpacks.  Do not exit the vehicle and get items out of the trunk.

  6. Leave swiftly.  After dropping off your students, immediately leave the drop off line to keep the flow of vehicles moving.

  7. Be patient.  You might have to wait 5-15 seconds before you can pull forward to drop off.  Be courteous and follow these safety rules. 

  8. Leave home earlier. If you are in a hurry please try leaving home a bit earlier.

  9. Consider other drop off options.  If your child needs more time to say goodbye. special help exiting, or assistance getting coats and backpacks, please park in the parking lot and walk in or consider walking to school or dropping off out of the drop off line.