Parking Lot Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Parking Lot Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

La Costa Meadows Elementary School
Parking Lot Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

When dropping off and picking up students, please pull all the way to the front of the drop-off lane before stopping. Only the mainland (right side) will be used for drop off and pickup. We will no longer use the island for arrival and dismissal.

Morning Drop Off:

● Do not let your child out of the vehicle until you have come to a complete stop at the edge of the curb.

● Never leave your car unattended in the loading zone. If you need to enter the school campus for any reason, please park your car on the street or in an available
parking spot in the lot. Please refrain from parking in designated staff parking places.

● Parents should remain in the vehicle when dropping off their child, please give goodbye hugs and kisses at home, before coming to school. This allows for a more efficient
drop off process and helps eliminate traffic back up.

● Students should exit the vehicle on the passenger side only.

● Please avoid pulling around other vehicles while in the parking lot. Remain in the drop off lane until the vehicles in front of you have moved, then you may proceed forward.
Afternoon Pick up (Vehicles):

● In order to alleviate traffic on our neighborhood streets, please arrive for pick up no earlier than five minutes before the dismissal bell.

● Prior to pulling into the lot, please have your last name placard clearly displayed on
your dashboard.

● Do not let your child in the vehicle until you have come to a complete stop at the edge of the curb.

● Never leave your car unattended in the loading zone. If you need to enter the school campus for any reason, please park your car on the street or in an available
parking spot in the lot. Please refrain from parking in designated staff parking places.

● Parents should remain in the vehicle when picking up their child. 

● Students should enter the vehicle on the passenger side only.

● If you are waiting for your child, as the vehicles in front of you pick up their child, please move forward to allow other parents to pull into the pickup lane behind you.

Afternoon Pick up (Walking):

In order to alleviate congestion at the front gates during dismissal, we are asking parents who walk to pick up their child to wait for their child outside of the kindergarten gates. Students who walk home will be dismissed through the kindergarten gates.