St. Stephen’s cares about the safety of our children
We want to remind our families about the routines for pick up and drop off in the mornings and afternoons.
Before School – Enter on 5th Avenue
St. Stephen’s Catholic School has a traffic pattern that helps us keep students safe and traffic moving. All cars and day care passenger vehicles enter and exit on 5th Avenue. This is a one-way pattern. It is important that you follow this traffic pattern.
Five vehicles are able to pul up to the curb to unload students. Parents pull up to the farthest cone, and stay in the vehicle while students unload. In order to avoid congestion, you may only leave the lot by turning right.
If you would like to park in the parking lot to drop off your child, please feel free to do so. No student, however, is permitted into or out of the parking lot unescorted. Therefore, if you park your vehicle, please escort your child to and from the sidewalk.
Students who are dropped off before 7:25 a.m. on Jackson Street must walk up the alley to the playground. Note, Jackson Street is approved as a Bus Drop Off site, not a Parent Drop Off site.
After School – Enter on 5th Avenue
Enter and park your vehicle in the lot off 5th Avenue. Please wait outside for your child, as parents waiting outside the classroom doors distract our students and their teachers. When the bell rings, the students will be dismissed to the busses or to the sidewalk in the parking lot.
Your child will stay on the sidewalk and in between the safety cones with teachers until you escort your child to the car. Please inform your children not to run out to meet you!
Please follow the same one-way pattern when you enter and leave the parking lot. This flow helps us keep your children safe. Always follow the safety procedures approved by our Police Department and District Transportation Office.