At 2:30 PM each day, the entrance to the staff parking lot from Sanders Road will once again be secured. Vehicles arriving to pick-up students will need to follow the horseshoe drive around, maintaining a safe speed and obeying all posted stop signs, until they reach the front of the school or another parked vehicle. Vehicles should form a line along the curb (marked in yellow on the map) and wait for student dismissal.
Parking in the visitor spaces in the staff lot or south driveway (marked in green on the map) will be reserved only for those with business in the main office or for parents who need to assist their child to the car. Examples of this include: students on crutches, students unable to carry their own bags, and students with large instruments. If your child does not require your assistance to get to your vehicle, you should not be parking in the staff parking lot, but joining the lines of cars around the horseshoe drive.
Cars in the horseshoe drive should form two lines in the right two lanes. The far left lane should be left open for through traffic. If there are too many cars to fit in those two lanes, Wood Oaks staff members will assist visitors with filling in the third lane of traffic. Students will not be allowed to get into a vehicle until that vehicle has pulled up and is in the loading zone marked with yellow paint on the pavement (marked in yellow on the map). This area begins near the first set of double doors on the north side of the building. If you are within a short distance of that zone, please do not call for your child and encourage them to challenge the staff member posted there to ensure they only load in the designated area.
I am aware that many students have after school commitments which require them to be at a certain location at a certain time. My recommendation to you, if that situation applies, is to arrive early and be one of the first cars in the line. This plan is based on the philosophy that every student should enter a vehicle at the curb and not need to cross in front of other vehicles. No student will be allowed to cross the drive and enter the staff lot unless they are escorted by a parent who is properly parked. On most days, all parent traffic has exited the Wood Oaks lot by 3:45 pm and we begin to load buses.
For those arriving at school for an after-school athletic event, the entrance to the staff lot from Sanders Road will be re-opened at 3:45 PM. If you arrive earlier than that, you will not be able to access the parking lot.