Our School Parking Protocols

  • Visitor Parking: We welcome visitors at Stephen Foster. All visitors must park in the NW 6th Street parking lot. There is not visitor parking in the NW 39th Ave. parking lot. Please respect the traffic cones when entering the parking lot. Please park in the designated visitor spaces when visiting during the school day. Do not park in the FIRE LANE at anytime. 

    Parent Drop-off and Pick-up: Parents must use the NW 6th St. parking lot for all student drop-off and pick-up. Students are not permitted to walk in the parking lot without an adult. Please drive all the way forward on the curb to let your child out.  In order to keep children safe, and keep drop-off and pick-up as efficient as possible, our school has adopted these protocols. We ask that all caregivers review and follow the protocols in order to contribute to our safe school culture and demonstrate consideration and respect for all. At the end of the day, the children are watching. Please remember you are modeling for them the necessity of following school rules and showing respect for all.

    NOTICE: For the safety of all students, parents that drive their children to school should drop students off in the designated parent drop off area. Parents may park and walk students to the front gate only. Parents wishing to have breakfast with their children must obtain a visitor pass by presenting proper identication. Parents are not permitted in other locations of campus unless they have a prearranged parent conference or volunteer commitment.

    Tardy Policy: All students that arrive after the late bell at 7:45 must stop by the front office for a tardy pass. Primary students will be escorted to class.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Dropping off and picking up in the bus drop off lot (NW 39th Ave) is strictly prohibited as it is a major safety concern.

    Drivers must remain in their vehicles while parked in the valet line during prime pick-up and drop-off times.

    The valet line is to be used for drop-off and pick-up from:

    7:15-7:45 a.m. and 1:52-2:07 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
    7:15-7:45 am and 12:37-1:00pm on Wednesdays.

    The staff will help all children to their cars during these times. All students not picked up by the designated time will be brought to the front office.

    While in the valet line, please pull all the way to the front until traffic is stopped. All persons picking up a student must present a CAR RIDER card color coded to the students grade level. Place the card in the windshield. A staff member will escort your child to/from your car. Children should have their things gathered and be ready to unload as soon as the car is against the curb.

    Thank you for helping to keep all of our children safe, and to alleviate traffic as much as possible!

    Picking Up Children From School Early: Please use the visitor parking spots to get your child early from school. Children are not released directly from the classroom to leave school before dismissal times. You MUST come to the office first and sign out your child. Your child will be sent for and released to you. 

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