Don’t be scared. The carpool line is your friend. Used properly, it is the easiest way to drop off and pick up your child. Now that you’ve had a few days to experience the carpool line, here are some tips to secure your carpool rockstar status.
1. Put your carpool number on your dashboard
Be aware that it is sometimes hard for us to read your carpool number due to the glare of the sun or the reflection off your windshield. If you see us come closer to peek at your number, that is why. True carpool rockstars have been known to tilt their carpools toward us or hold them up so that we clear view from far away.
2. Show our security guards some love
Gene, Robinson, and Paul are our primary security guards. They are awesome! Please keep your eye out for them as they will direct you where to go once you arrive in the line and assist with sign out in the afternoons. Sometimes they will ask you to move forward in a way that may seem ridiculous to you (see #4)…just roll with it.
3. Refrain from using your phone
We understand how tempting it is to catch up on social media or send a quick text while you sit in carpool line. But we ask you to refrain from doing so for safety reasons. Your undivided attention is greatly appreciated.
4. Pull all the way up
This may seem irrational to you at times, especially if you pass your child when they are standing at the entrance to the school. Trust us. We will not let you leave campus without your child. Pulling all the way up helps us get as many cars onto our campus and off of the city streets to avoid traffic complaints from the city.
5. Move over to buckle up
WDS staff will put your child in the car, but you need to buckle them up. Move to the right lane and then get out to assist your child. This allows the line to continue moving in a timely manner.
6. Help us make a difference
Our community outreach projects are super simple ways for us to share our resources with people in need. Best of all, you can drop off your donations in carpool all month long. Doesn’t get any easier than that. Here’s our first outreach project of the year: