CARPOOL

FIND A CARPOOL

Please send an email with ALL of the below information to socratescarpool@gmail.com

You will receive a map and contact information so that you can coordinate with other families. 

 

Parents Name:

Cell:

Email Address:

Physical Address including zip:

Lines (Lower or Upper)

Students Age and Grade

Any special requests:

Do you want carpool in morning, afternoon, or both?

Select 1:

I'm willing to drive and have space for (insert number) passengers in the (insert morning, afternoon, or both)

OR

I wish to have assistance and contribute towards gas expenses

Arrival Procedures

Morning Carpool General Guidelines

 

  • Students must be in the building by 8:10 (Elementary) and 8:00 (Middle School) or they will be considered tardy. 
     

  • There are NO left turns out of the school parking lots onto Weddington Road between the hours of 7:45 am-8:15 am.
     

  • ALL scholars must come through the carpool line.
     

  • Secondary school parents may drop off scholars from 7:45am-8:00am.
     

  • Elementary scholars may be dropped off in either parking lot.
     

  • If you are coming from the McKee Road, we strongly encourage you to turn left into the upper parking lot (entrance between the painted rocks) in order to prevent back-ups on Weddington Road. If you are coming from Antioch Church Road, we encourage you to turn right into the lower parking lot (entrance near the Couchell Building).
     

  • Do not stop in front of a building. Proceed to the front of the line when dropping off your scholars.
     

  • There is NO passing in carpool line. 


Tardy Scholars

  • Elementary scholars who arrive in the lot after 8:10am are considered tardy. Secondary School scholars who arrive after 8:00am,are considered tardy.
     

  • Parents must sign their children in at the front office (Elementary scholars get signed in at the Couchell Building, and Secondary School scholars get signed in at the Secondary School building) to get a tardy slip.

Dismissal Procedures

 

Cars may not line up in either parking lot before 3:00 pm.

Carpool Signs

  • Carpool signs should be placed in the dashboard window and kept in the window until you leave the parking lot. If a carpool sign is not present, the car will be pulled to the side, driver ID checked, and driver verified as an authorized driver on the carpool form with the office staff.
     

  • Please keep your carpool sign from year to year, unless there is a change that needs to be made to the sign. It is a good idea to put your sign in a plastic sheet protector or laminate it.

Afternoon Carpool (6-8 Students)

  • All cars will be directed to exit between the two parking islands instead of at the furthest island.
     

  • If your student does not come to carpool after the first call, you will be asked to park in the new Second Call Parking Area.
     

  • Begins at 3:30 pm. Grades 6-8 are dismissed from the upper parking lot. Parents will enter through the entrance between the painted rocks and will exit via Simfield Church Road.

Afternoon Carpool (K-5 Students)

  • Begins at 3:30pm. Grades 4 and 5 are dismissed from the upper parking lot (with and without siblings).
     

  • Grades K-3 are dismissed from the lower lot (only if they do not have 4th-8th grade siblings).
     

  • All students will go to the classroom of their older sibling for carpool. This includes K-3 students that have siblings in Middle School. 
     

  • K-3 students with Middle School siblings, will not come into the Middle School, but will be supervised in the 4th and 5th Grade building. They will be called at the same time that their Middle School Sibling is called. The siblings will meet at the carpool zone.

 

There are NO left turns out of the school parking lots between the hours of 3:15pm-4:15pm. Cars must be in the parking lot before 3:55pm. If you arrive after carpool has ended, your student will be sent to Afterschool. There is a $1.00 per minute charge up to a maximum of $20.00 for this service.


 
General Guidelines

 

Walkers

  • Scholars who walk must live within one mile of the school, and parents must complete a form to be approved by the administration.
     

  • If a parent is driving a car to pick up a walker, then he or she must go through the carpool line.
     

  • Elementary walkers being picked up by a walking parent will meet in front of the Elementary Building.
     

  • Middle School walkers being picked up by a walking parent will meet at the roundabout near the Secondary School.

Church Next Door

We are NOT using the church next door for parking or carpool. Parents who park at the church do so at their own risk and may be towed. Parents are not to wait in the church parking lot until it is 3:00pm, when you are permitted to enter our lot for elementary dismissal.

Cell Phones

Cell phone use is prohibited to ensure that everyone is focused on keeping our scholars safe. Thank you for helping us maintain safety for everyone!

 

Special Needs

If you have a child with special needs, who may need additional assistance for morning and/or afternoon carpool please contact Vanessa Baker vbaker@socratesacademy.us or 704.321.1711 X175

Contact Us

3909 Weddington Rd.

Matthews, NC 28105

704.321.1711

Fax: 704.321.1714

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