CARPOOL

ALERT: If you have students who are dismissed in both upper and lower lots, you will need to come through both carpools to pick up. We are not combining students at this time to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please be mindful that during the first two weeks of school Carpool will take longer as we have students and families trying to navigate their way through a new routine. Wait times will not be as long once children are accustomed to their carpool routines.

What can you do to help?
  • Find someone to Carpool with

  • Practice buckling/unbuckling car seats with young children. 

  • When dropping off in the morning, have children ready to get out of the car with all belongings ready to go. Watch this quick video starring Coach Pearl >>

  • Have carpool signs clearly displayed

  • Do not store backpacks or belongings in trunk

Alternate Parking

We are NOT permitted to utilize the church next door for parking or waiting for carpool. Parents who park at the church do so at their own risk and may be ticketed or towed.

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!

Morning Carpool General Guidelines​
  • There are NO left turns out of the school parking lots onto Weddington Road between the hours of 7:50 am-8:15 am.

  • ALL scholars must come through the carpool line.

  • All Scholars may be dropped off in either parking lot.

  • Proceed to the front of the line when dropping off your scholars. Do not stop before you should to let your scholar out in front of their building.

  • There is NO passing in carpool line. 

Tardy Scholars
  • Elementary & Middle School Scholars who arrive in the lot after 8:10am are considered tardy.

  • High School scholars who arrive after 8:00am are considered tardy.

  • All K-8th Parents MUST come into the Middle School building to sign in. There will be no sign ins or outs in other buildings. Tardy Students will need to be signed in by a parent and then walked to their classroom building (by their parent) and be buzzed into the building.

Dismissal Procedures

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

(K-2 Students)

Begins at 3:30pm. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd are dismissed from the upper parking lot (with and without siblings).

(3rd-8th Grade)

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 to wait until your student arrives.

(High School)

Begins at 3:30 pm. Scholars will be dismissed to walk to Simfield Church Rd. For pickup. Scholars will wait for pick up on Simfield, half a block away, past the entrance to the parking lot to avoid traffic. 

Late Pick Up

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.

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CARPOOL SIGNS

Each family (not each student) will have an assigned Carpool number. 

Tags may be picked up at Open House or will be sent home with your student.

 

Numbers will be emailed with your families number assignment. (Check SPAM Folder if not received)

Carpool signs should be placed in the dashboard window and kept in the window until you leave the parking lot. If you create your own carpool sign, please use a FULL sheet of paper and write the number so it can be seen from a distance.

You will also be able to use this number to log and track your volunteer hours! 

WANT TO RIDE SHARE?
Find someone to Carpool with!

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

WALKERS

 

If you live within a 1 mile radius of our campus, you may request to walk to school. You must fill out the Walker Request Form. Once your address has been verified and your request form has been approved, you will be contacted. Approved walkers in grades 6-9 will be allowed to walk alone with parent permission. Approved walkers in grades K-5 will meet their responsible party at the designated walker pickup location behind the Intermediate Building. The pickup spot will be marked. All walkers must be picked up by 3:40 p.m.

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