Student Handbooks

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Our main priority is the safety of students and staff.  All rules and procedures are designed with this goal in mind, so please help us keep everyone safe, happy, and ready to learn by using patience and consistency during arrival and dismissal!


Information for Car Riders  

All families that drive to school are expected to use the drop-off/pick up zone and procedures for arrival and dismissal.   Please refer to the traffic map on opposite page for details of the traffic flow. Each family will be given 2 student identification tags that will correspond to your child’s backpack tag.  Should a tag become lost throughout the school year, you must contact your child’s teacher to request a replacement. This tag must be placed on the rear view mirror during drop off and pick up using the car line.


Car Rider Drop-Off /Pick-Up Guidelines

When dropping off or picking up students, please follow the traffic flow and all instructions of EC staff.  You may only enter the parking lot heading west on Carlisle Road to ensure a right turn into the parking lot. Please exit the parking lot by going straight on Danforth to avoid traffic congestion on Carlisle Road.

As shown on the map, you will be directed to fill in the loading zone; staging lane A, staging lane B,  when arriving for drop off and pick up. All cars will be instructed when to move by an EC staff member during the designated arrival and dismissal times. Do not pull around any waiting cars for the safety of all students and staff members.

Have your student identification tag attached to the rearview mirror, visible to all staff members.  If you do not have your student identification tag upon dismissal, you will be asked to park your car and show identification at the main office before your student will be dismissed.

For the safety of all, students can only enter or exit the car from the passenger side in the designated drop off zone. Parents are responsible for unbuckling and buckling their child and should wait for a staff member to meet the child at the car and open the door.  Cars do not have to be turned off but must be in park when students are entering or exiting a vehicle.

Drop off time is 8:55-9:05 a.m. for morning classes and 12:35- 12:45 p.m. for afternoon classes. If you arrive after the drop off times, please park your car in the lot and walk your child into the building through the main office to sign them in tardy.

Any car that parks in the lot must be park in a designated and lined parking space.

Pick up time is 11:25-11:35 a.m. for the morning classes and 3:05-3:15 for the afternoon class.  

Illinois Law (625 ILCS 5/12-601.1)  “A person, regardless of age, may not use a wireless telephone at any time while operating a motor vehicle on a roadway in a school speed zone.”

Guidelines for Parents in Walking Distance to School

Stay on designated sidewalks and hold your child’s hand when crossing the street or parking lot. Follow EC staff directions as you will be crossing the car rider line. All students will enter and exit the building through the main AGS door with EC staff.

Upon arrival, staff will meet students at the main door and escort them to their classrooms.

Upon dismissal, Parent/Guardian must present their student identification tag to a staff member for the student to be dismissed.  If you do not have your identification tag, you will be asked to go to the main AGS office with your license.