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MORNING Carpool Protocol Fall 2022

(gates open at 8:00 am)


ARRIVAL TIME:  8:15 am -- 8:25 am

  • School doors open at 8:10 am. Please do NOT arrive early- staff will not be available
  • Late Bell:  8:30 AM



  • ALL students must go through carpool
  • Do NOT drop off your child in front of the church (21st Ave. SW) or down the street from school - this area is not supervised & not safe.

ARRIVING to school:

  • PULL FORWARD as far as possible toward the EXIT GATE to allow others to enter
  • Do NOT let your child(ren) out of the car until you pass the PULL FORWARD SIGN
  • All parents/guardians should remain in the car at all times.  
  • If your child needs assistance opening/closing the door, please roll down your window and ask STFOA Staff for assistance.
  • Student(s) walk to their assigned entrance door.



  • K-8 Enter through their assigned entrance doors


Student Entrance Locations:

  • K-Enter through their classroom doors
  • 1st & 6th Grades:  Glass doors by 2nd Grade
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th:  Ramp doors
  • 7th and 8th Grades:  EDP doors
  • 2nd Grade:  McClean Family Center doors

AFTERNOON Carpool Protocol



  • Please enter the school grounds from 21st Ave. SW and wait by the Parish Hall entry / bike rack.
  • A teacher will call your child(ren) over to meet you.
  • Please wait for your student(s) to come to you.



  • ALL students must go through carpool if they are not walking home
  1. Please arrive on time.
  2. Place your FAMILY NAME CARD on your DRIVER side dash (cards are sent home 1st week of school)
  3. STOP at the Entrance Gate to check in with the STFOA Staff member who will tell you which lane to enter
  4. LANES:

Lane 1:  Inside (LEFT)

Lane 2:  Middle

Lane 3:  Outside (RIGHT- closest to school building)

  1. Once in your lane, PULL FORWARD as far as possible to allow others to enter the gate.
  2. Put your car in PARK.
  3. All parents/guardians should remain in the car until your child is brought to your car. 
  4. Do NOT move your car until your lane has been cleared to move.

Regular Dismissal Schedule



2:45 PM:  Gates OPEN


3:00 - 3:15 PM:  Cars LOADED 


3:15 PM:  Gates CLOSED



2:00 PM:  Gates OPEN


2:15 - 2:30 PM:  Cars LOADED 


2:30 PM:  Gates CLOSED



NOON Dismissal Schedule


11:45 PM:  Gates OPEN


12:00 - 12:15 PM:  Cars LOADED 


12:15 PM:  Gates CLOSED