WALKER PICK-UP

  • Pick-up locations (see map):
    • Kindergarten: Kindergarten classrooms
    • 1st grade: Lawn north of the Breezeway
    • 2nd grade: Lawn south of the Breezeway
    • 3rd grade: Auditorium steps
    • 4th grade: Flag pole
    • 5th grade: Marquee
       
  • Do not crowd the Breezeway or Main Entrance steps. This makes it difficult for children to find you and delays pick-up. Please stand back on the sidewalk or curbside grass and allow the Walkers to exit the building and get to their assigned pick-up location before coming to you.
     
  • Acknowledge your child’s departure with the Walker dismissal teacher.
     
  • Go to each assigned dismissal area to pick-up multiple children.
     
  • Entrance to the school grounds through the Carpool Gate or Breezeway is not allowed during dismissal. Please do not crowd in front of the Carpool Gate. If you pick up students on the yard, use the school’s Main Entrance.
     
  • NO LOADING OF WALKERS INTO CARS IN THE CARPOOL LANE. Though street signs on Via de la Paz indicate 5 minute loading, please do not park cars in the active carpool lane (20 minutes before and after the dismissal bell) to load Walkers.
     
  • Students may not climb on trees or the walls at the Main Entrance steps. Please be on time! 10 minutes after the dismissal bell, remaining 1st graders will be taken to the school office and 2nd - 5th graders will join Beyond the Bell.
     
  • Failure to follow Walker pick-up procedures may result in the loss of Walker pick-up privileges.*
    *Loss of privileges may require student pick-up from the school office.
     

Carpool Pick-Up

The Carpool Lane, which starts in front of the Carpool Gate and extends south along the east curbside of Via de la Paz in front of the main school building, is active 20 minutes before and after the dismissal bell. This drive-through, pick-up lane is to get 1st - 5th graders safely and quickly into their guardians’ cars.

Drivers with a valid Pali Carpool Lane Placard can access the entrance of the Carpool Lane by driving north on Via de la Paz north of Bowdoin. One teacher stands at the entrance to the Carpool Lane, making sure the entering cars all have a valid Pali Carpool Lane Placard. Another teacher stands at the front of the Carpool Lane and radios the student names for that car to another teacher inside the Carpool Gate who sends out the requested students. A teacher helps load the students into the correct car.

DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR OR LEAVE YOUR CAR UNATTENDED FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME WHILE IN THE ACTIVE DISMISSAL CARPOOL LANE.

  • Even though street signs indicate “5 minute loading” PLEASE DO NOT PARK FOR ANY TIME. During this time, only use the curbside in front of our school for carpool pick-up. Adhering to this school procedure will greatly help with a safe and efficient pick-up.
     
  • A valid Pali Carpool Lane Placard must be attached to the passenger side visor, which is flipped down for clear viewing by the Carpool dismissal teachers.
     
  • To obtain a Pali Carpool Lane Placard, a carpool quiz and application must be completed and turned into the school office. Placards will be sent home. Please visit www.palielementary.org/forms
     
  • Do not give anyone your Pali Carpool Lane Placard to use the carpool lane without making sure they understand the carpool procedures.
     
  • Always pull forward in the Carpool Lane when it is safe in order to make room at the end of the carpool lane for fellow drivers.
     
  • No saving spots and no cutting in line.
     
  • Please be on time! 20 minutes after the dismissal bell, remaining 1st graders will be taken to the school office and 2nd - 5th graders will join Beyond the Bell.
     
  • Failure to follow carpool pick-up procedures may result in the loss of carpool pick-up privileges.*
    *Loss of privileges may require student pick-up from the school office.


RAINY DAY PICK-UP

  • Rainy Day Walker Pick-Up Locations (see map)
    • Kindergartners Assigned classrooms
    • 1st Grade Room 13
    • 2nd Grade Room 4
    • 3rd Grade Room 14
    • 4th Grade Room 2
    • 5th Grade Room 3

Please leave umbrellas outside the Main Entrance or Breezeway before entering the building for pick-up.

  • Rainy Day Carpool Pick-Up
    Carpool procedures remain the same EXCEPT students are released from the Auditorium doors instead of from the Carpool Gate.


EMERGENCY PICK-UP PROCEDURES

In the event of a school wide emergency, such as an earthquake or lock down, please stay calm and do not come to or call the school as staff will not necessarily be able to answer the phones or the door right away. Please wait for a call from the school letting you know that it is safe to come pick-up your child(ren).

Emergency pick-up is a two-step process:

  1. Adults go to the Request Gate (a.k.a. the “Kinder Gate”) at Bowdoin and Swarthmore (see map below). All adults must show a picture ID. School staff will confirm that the picture matches the adult and that the name on the picture ID matches a name on the child’s Emergency Information Card on file with the school. The adult then receives written authorization from the school staff to pick up the child at the Reunion Gate.
     
  2. As the adult proceeds from the Request Gate to the Reunion Gate at the top of the stairs at Swarthmore and La Cruz (see map below), school staff bring the child to the Reunion Gate. The adult must turn in the written authorization to pick-up the child at the Reunion Gate. The adult and child leave together.

Make certain your Emergency Information Card on file with the school office is accurate.