Elementary School Drop Off and Pick Up 

Please note that there is a temporary change.  Our third parking lot will not be completed in time for the start of school.  As members of WCA, we are flexible—one of our 8 Keys of Excellence.  Below is our new plan for pick up and drop off for the next two months.


Breakfast is served daily at 7:30.  Students can be dropped off at the west doors on Academy Court and eat breakfast.  Once they are done, students will be escorted out to play until the bell rings.


Drop Off—7:45 to 8:00 a.m.
 

From 7:45 to 8:00 a.m., students are dropped off in the following locations.  After 8:00 a.m., all students will be dropped off on Academy Court.  Please remember to pull all the way up when dropping off your child and to have your child exit on the sidewalk side. It is important that all parents stay inside of the car.  If you want to give your child that last hug or kiss, please do so before your arrive at the drop off zones—possibly while you’re buckling up your child at home before you go. With many elementary families that attend WCA, it is important that each of us follow the drop off directions on exiting. We model character to our children.  We hope that you can support us in this endeavor to keep our children safe.  We also ask that all parents remember that U-turns are not allowed.  This puts our students at risk.  Lastly, if you would like to walk your child into school, please use our parking lots and utilize the crosswalk to ensure student safety.  No children will cross over on Academy Court unless they are using the crosswalk.
 

Garden Drive: Families with last names beginning with A-G

We ask that all assigned families drop off on Garden Drive and then turn left at Technology Circle.  This loops back around onto Garden Drive, allowing for a quick easy exit. This will minimize the southbound traffic on Diamond Valley Drive.

Academy Court: Families with last names beginning with H-O

We ask that all assigned families drop off on Academy Court and then turn right onto Diamond Valley Drive. This prevents Academy Court from being backed up as cars can easily merge into traffic.

Diamond Valley: Families with last names beginning with P-Z

We ask that all families travel north on Diamond Valley and pull all the way up to the intersection of Diamond Valley and Garden Drive. Students should exit the car on the east side onto the sidewalk. Students will walk up to the crossing guard at the intersection of Garden Drive and Diamond Valley Drive and cross over on the crosswalk.  Once families have dropped off, families should continue north onto Technology Circle, which will merge back onto Garden Drive.  This minimizes traffic on Garden Drive in the drop off area.
 


Pick Up

Our Pick Up is the busiest time of the day at WCA.  To ensure that traffic is not backed up on Garden Drive, we ask you to follow the direction for our dismissal process.  If you are assigned to a later time in our staggered pick up, please support us.  The staggered pick up is designed to help with the traffic challenges that occur when everyone arrives at the same time.  We also ask that all parents remember that U-turns are not allowed.  This puts our students at risk.  Please do not park on Diamond Valley Drive.  The crossing guard will cross students over to Diamond Valley Drive at the intersection of Diamond Valley Dr. and Garden Dr.  We will not allow students to cross Diamond Valley at Academy Court.

Based on the recommendations made and in our need to ensure that the staggered pick up plan shared with the town is followed, we will be making the following changes:

  1. All children will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. or 3:25 p.m. based on the assigned times.
  2. We will no longer use codes. Students will be dismissed in two waves--one at 3:15 and one at 3:25 p.m. If your child is in the 3:25 p.m. wave, please do not show up until that assigned time. Your child will not be dismissed to come outside until that time. We need to ensure that half of the parent population only shows up at 3:15 p.m. Also, please do not come 30 minutes before dismissal. This does not speed up the process, but adds to the congestion problem.
  3. All walkers will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. All day care students will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. on Academy Drive. There will not be any parking or pick up for students along Academy Court except for our daycare vans and our families that park in our parking lots and walk over to pick up their students.
  4. If you are a parent who parks in the parking lots and picks up your students, your children will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. to the front of the school on Academy Court. 
  5. If you are part of a carpool, continue to use the last name that you were using up until now. From that last name, determine your location and time.

Garden Drive: Families with last names beginning with A-G

3:15:  Families with last names beginning with A-C
3:25: Families with last names beginning with D-G

We ask that all assigned families pick up on Garden Drive and then turn left at Technology Circle.  This loops back around onto Garden Drive, allowing for a quick easy exit. This will minimize the southbound traffic on Diamond Valley Drive.

West Diamond Valley: Families with last names beginning with H-O

3:15:  Families with last names beginning with H-I
3:25: Families with last names beginning with J-K

We ask that parents who pick up on Diamond Valley West, travel east on Garden Drive and turn right on Diamond Valley Drive, driving south and enter the back of the Diamond Valley West waiting line.

East Diamond Valley: Families with last names beginning with P-Z

3:15: Families with last names beginning with L-S
3:25: Families with last names beginning with T-Z

We ask that all families travel north on Diamond Valley and pull all the way up to the intersection of Diamond Valley and Garden Drive. Students should enter the car on the east side.  Once families have picked up, families should continue north onto Technology Circle, which will merge back onto Garden Drive.  This minimizes traffic on Garden at the pick up area.