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Traffic Procedures

School/Classroom Hours:
  • Middle School: 7:45 AM-3:15 PM
  • K-5th grades: 8:00 AM-3:15 PM
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Morning Drop Off 

  • Middle School (MS) students and their siblings can be dropped off as early as 7:35 AM and MUST go to Village Square so that they are supervised. 
  • All other students can be dropped off as early as 7:45 AM.
  • Students dropped off before 7:45 AM without an enrollment form on record with Village Square will be left unattended until 7:45 AM. GVA-N does not provide FREE supervision before 7:45 AM. If a student is seen repeatedly dropped off prior to 7:45 AM, Child Protective Services will be called.
  • All students going to Village Square must have an enrollment form filled out with emergency contact information.  
  • Do not park in the bank or office parking lots adjacent to the school.  You will be towed.
  • From 7:30 – 8:15 AM, the Community Center Drive (south) gate becomes an EXIT only.  You MUST enter through the 114th Ave./Melody Dr. (north) gate only.
  • You may park and walk your child into school, or use the “hug and go” lanes.
  • When entering the school grounds from 114th Ave. for the “hug and go” lanes, the far right lane is for Kindergarten & 1st grades.  If dropping off more than one grade, you may use this lane.  The middle lane is CLOSED in the morning. The far left lane is for dropping off 2nd-7th graders.  Please watch for pedestrians in the crosswalks.  Drop off students in only the designated drop off zones (areas that adults are in to assist).
  • Please pull ALL THE WAY forward before stopping to let students out.  This helps to prevent back up on neighboring streets.
  • Students should be ready to exit by the time you reach unloading zone.
  • Parents/Guardians: do not get out of your cars when in the line. If you need to get out of your car please park and walk student to sidewalk.
  • If you have a car seat on the driver’s side please park and walk your student to their assigned waiting area.
  • If you need to get something out of the trunk please park and walk student to their assigned waiting area.
  • Please move forward as the line moves.
  • A staff member/volunteer will help children out of cars.
  • Children will wait outside with their class until 7:55 AM, or their teacher arrives to walk them inside.
  • Staff members will be outside to assist students coming in until 8:00 AM.
  • Classes will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. All students who arrive after 8:00 AM are considered tardy.
  • When exiting the campus through the Community Center Dr. (south) gate, you can only turn RIGHT onto Community Center Dr.
  • When exiting through the north gate, please be aware of pedestrians.
  • On inclement weather days, a SNOWMAN banner will be hung in front of the school.  Children will not wait outside but instead go directly to their classrooms between 7:45 and 8:00 AM.

Afternoon Pick Up

This procedure has been used in numerous schools, and is very effective if everyone cooperates.

  • Please remember school does not dismiss until 3:15 PM.
  • Day Care buses will use the Kindergarten & 1st grade lanes.
  • Do not park in the bank or office parking lots adjacent to the school.  You will be towed.
  • From 2:30 PM – 3:40 PM, the Community Center Drive (south) gate becomes an EXIT only.  During these times, please enter through the 114th Ave. (north) gate only.
  • You may park and meet your child with their class, or you may use the pick-up lanes.
  • To use the pick-up lanes:  when entering the 114th Ave (north) gate, the right and middle lanes are for Kinder and 1st grades and their siblings/carpools.  The left lane is for 2nd-7th grades.
  • Please be careful and aware of all crosswalks.  Speed limit is 10 MPH!
  • When using the pickup lanes, please have your student(s)’ name car tag displayed clearly on the passenger side of your car so that we can find your child quickly.
  • Students will be called to the assigned loading zone and loaded into cars once you pull up to assigned loading zone.
  • Make sure your children, and those children who ride in your carpool, know your car.
  • Students’ names will be called 3 times. If your student doesn’t report to loading zone you will be asked to park in the parking lot and retrieve your child.
  • Please stay in your car while in the pickup line.
  • Please move forward as the line moves.
  • If parking and picking up your child, PLEASE use the crosswalks.  This helps with traffic flow.
  • In an effort to keep students safe, teachers are unable to have long conversations with parents during this time.  Please be courteous of their responsibilities during dismissal.  As always, feel free to contact your teacher via email or phone if a conversation is needed or you have questions.