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    Arbor Heights Drop-off & Pickup Procedures (2018-2019)

    We know that drop-off and pickup can be stressful for parents and caregivers dropping off or picking up by car and encourage you to let your child walk (75% of our students live within the Arbor Heights walk zone) unless they are a bus rider or it's inappropriate for them to walk for other reasons.  

    Students eating breakfast at school should proceed to the cafeteria via the playground entrance upon arriving at school. 

    Morning Drop-off

    By Car:

    GreenarrowIf you are dropping off your child at school via car, please drop them off in the designated car drop off area in front of the main entrance to school by the flagpole.   Please enter the parking lot from SW 104th St. and pull forward as much as possible to avoid a traffic jam before letting your child out of the car.  Staff members are on-duty to monitor the drop-off area and to supervise students walking from the parking lot to the playground along 104th St.  Please exit the parking lot via SW 105th St 

    NOTE: The area west of school on SW 104th St., next to the playground, is NOT a drop off zone.  It is too short of an area to serve as a drop-off area for our students safely. 

    You are also welcome to park and walk your child to the playground yourself, yet it is very congested in the morning, especially when it is raining and don't encourage it unless your child needs additional assistance getting to the playground.  If you choose to park and walk, please be mindful of where you park in the neighborhood and make sure you are not blocking any driveways, alleys, or mailboxes and be sure to use designated crosswalks and sidewalks.  



    By Foot/Bike:

    pink arrowStudent walking or biking to school enter the playground from either SW 104th St or SW 105th St



    By Bus:

    yellow arrowGeneral Education busses drop off students along SW 104th St.  From the bus zone, students proceed to the playground until the first bell at 7:50 a.m. 

    orange arrowSpecial Education buses drop off students along SW 105th St. Preschool and Kindergarten students will be met by staff members and escorted to their playground area or the cafeteria if they are eating breakfast at school. 

    Arbor Heights sky view with arrow markings to show different ways to enter campus

    Afternoon Pick-up


    By Car:

    green arrowIf you are picking up your child from school via car, please pick them up in the designated car pick up area in front of the main entrance to school by the flag pole via the parking lot driveway.  Please enter the parking lot from SW 104th St. and pull forward as much as possible to avoid a traffic jam.  Please remain in your car at all times while in the pickup line (think of it as an airport -- your car may not be left unattended).   Once your child is safely buckled in their seat, exit the parking lot via SW 105th St

    NOTE: The area west of school on SW 104th St., next to the playground, is NOT a pickup zone.  It is too short of an area to serve as a pickup area for our students safely. 

    You are also welcome to park and walk to pick your child up on the playground yourself, yet please be mindful of where you park in the neighborhood and make sure you are not blocking any driveways, alleys, or mailboxes and be sure to use designated crosswalks and sidewalks.  We only recommend this option if you are planning on staying to play on the playground after school.


    By Foot/Bike:

    pink arrowStudents walking or biking home are required to go directly home. Remaining on the school grounds or playground requires parental supervision. Staff provides after-school playground supervision from 2:25 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. 


    By Bus:

    yellow arrowA grade level supervisor escorts bus riders to the general education bus zone on SW 104th St.  A bus duty teacher assists with boarding and remains in the bus area until all buses depart school. 

    orange arrowSpecial education staff escort students riding the special education buses to their bus zone on SW 105th St.  Staff assist with harnesses if needed and remain in the bus area until the bus departs school.

    sky view of Arbor Heights with directional arrows