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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Atlas map

The white arrow displays the flow of cars in and out of the parking lot. 

The red arrow displays the path students will walk to enter the building and get into cars. 


Car Arrival Procedures:

  • The ENTRANCE gate to the parking lot will open at 7:45 am each morning. Cars can only make a RIGHT hand turn into the parking lot from Washington Blvd. Cars can line up on Washington Blvd on the north side of the street.
  • When entering the parking lot, follow the car ahead of you and form a loop. Please put your car in park for safety. Please do not pull into a parking space in the main lot. 
  • As you are entering the parking lot, please make sure your child has their mask on and is ready to get out of the car. We will have extra masks in case you forget your child’s mask at home!
  • Once all the children in the drop-off group are safely in the building, staff will alert cars it is time to pull out of the lot. Cars can only exit the lot by making a RIGHT hand turn on Washington Blvd.
  • The next group of cars will then be directed into the drop off loop.  

Walk-Up Arrival Procedures:

  • At 7:45 am, families who are walking to school can drop off their child at the front entrance, Door 3, on Washington Blvd. 
  • At Door 3, a staff member will greet families and escort children to their classrooms. Please remember to wear a mask at drop-off.  
  • Families choosing to park and drop off will park in Lot 4 (off T.E. Huntley) or on a side street.  Please do not park along Washington Blvd. 
  • At this time, families will not be allowed to enter the building due to Covid-19 protocols.

Dismissal Procedures:

  • The ENTRANCE gate to the parking lot will open at 3:10 pm. Cars can only enter the parking lot by making a RIGHT hand turn off Washington Blvd. Cars can line up along the north side of Washington while waiting to enter the parking lot.  See the arrival map for more details.
  • When entering the parking lot a staff member will direct cars into the pick-up loop. Please follow the car ahead of you, then put your car into park. Please do not pull into the parking spaces in the main lot.
  • car signPlease make sure you have your “Atlas Student Name Sign” (see example on the right) in your car window before pulling into the parking lot.
  • A staff member will check names for dismissal. Please make sure you have your driver’s license/ID ready. 
  • At approximately 3:20 pm dismissal will begin and staff members will walk children to the cars in the pick up loop.
  • Once all the children in the pick up group are safely in their cars, staff will alert cars that it is safe to exit the lot.  Cars will only be allowed to exit out of the lot by making a right hand turn on Washington Blvd. 
  • The next group of cars will then be directed into the pick up loop. 

Walk-Up Dismissal Procedures:

  • At 3:20 pm, families can pick up walkers from Door 3, on Washington Blvd.
  • Families choosing to park and pick up will park in Lot 4 (off T.E. Huntley) or on a side street and pick up children from Door 3, on Washington Blvd.
  • Upon arrival to Door 3, a staff member will greet families, check their driver's license, and escort children from their classrooms. Please remember to wear a mask at pick-up. At this time, families will not be allowed to enter the building.