Gold Ridge Elementary has established procedures to ensure student safety and an orderly transition during arrival and dismissal. Since on-site parking is not available during arrival and dismissal, please allow extra time to park on an adjacent street or to use the Multi parking lot unloading zone (available for morning drop-off only; the Multi parking lot is closed for afternoon pickup). Please be respectful of the surrounding neighbors; do not block driveways, crosswalks, or corners. Also, please obey all traffic laws; stop completely at stop signs, observe the speed limit, do not make illegal U-turns, etc.
Parking Lot & Bus Circle Information
The lot adjacent to the Multipurpose building is reserved for staff parking only. Four accessible parking spaces are available for those with a valid DP placard or license plate. A student drop-off zone is available at the back of the Multi parking lot during morning arrival only. Please do not block the accessible parking spaces when dropping off students. The Multi parking lot is not available for afternoon pickup.
The lot adjacent to the Kindergarten building is reserved for staff parking and daycare vans only. One accessible parking space is available for those with a valid DP placard or license plate.
The yellow curb in the bus circle in front of the school office is reserved for district school buses at all times. No other vehicles may use the bus circle for drop-off or pickup.
Kindergarten parents are asked to park on an adjacent street and walk students to and from the arrival and dismissal area located on the sidewalk next to the Kindergarten parking lot between the Kindergarten and Administration buildings. Please use the crosswalks and sidewalks; do not jaywalk or cut through the landscaped areas, parking lots, or bus circle when walking to and from school.
For grades 1-5, Gold Ridge offers the following drop-off/pickup options:
1. Use the Multi Parking Lot Unloading Zone (Arrival ONLY)
An unloading zone is available at the back of the Multi parking lot during morning drop-off. When entering and exiting this lot, only right-hand turns are permitted. Please pull all the way forward, making sure not to block the accessible parking spaces. Parents must not exit their car. If students need help getting out of the car, please park on the street. During morning drop-off, we ask your assistance to have students ready with backpacks and gear so they can exit the car quickly.
2. Drive, then walk your child to and from school
Parents wishing to drive and then walk their children safely to and from school should park on an adjacent street. Please be respectful of the surrounding neighbors; do not block driveways, crosswalks, or corners. Also, please use the crosswalks and sidewalks; do not jaywalk or cut through the landscaped areas, parking lots, or bus circle when walking to and from school.
Gold Ridge maintains a closed campus throughout the day. Parents walking students to school can say goodbye and give hugs on the street-side of the "Students Only" signs. Parents walking to pick up students at the end of the day should meet them at a pre-arranged location on the street-side of the “Students Only” signs.
3. Carpool, walk, or bicycle/scooter to school
Due to the change in school schedules leading to an increased number of families arriving and departing at the same time, we strongly encourage families to consider carpooling, walking, or bicycling/scootering to and from school. For students who choose to bicycle or scooter to school, we do have a permission form that needs to be completed and kept on file: Bicycle/Scooter Permission Form.
Breakfast is available daily in the Multipurpose Room from 7:30am to 8:00am. Even if your student chooses not to eat breakfast, please consider taking advantage of this supervised, early-arrival opportunity.
Morning Yard Supervision is available from 8:00am to 8:15am.
All students will proceed to the playground each morning at 8:00am where they will drop off their belongings in a designated location and then hang out with friends and classmates, under the supervision of Gold Ridge staff, until school begins. On rainy or poor air quality days, students will be directed to the Multipurpose Room where they will be supervised until school begins.
When classes are dismissed at the end of the day, students are expected to go directly home (by bicycle, walking, or meeting a parent/caregiver at a pre-arranged location on the street side of the "Students Only" signs), to their daycare provider, or to a supervised afterschool activity. Staff will be available to supervise students until 3:00pm. Students not picked up by 3:00pm will be directed to the office to phone a parent or guardian for immediate pickup.
Late Arrival and Early Dismissal
Parents dropping off students late or picking them up early should proceed directly to the office. Office staff will assist families with late arrival or early dismissal.