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/loading zone. 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/pickup zone is available at the back of the Multi parking lot. Please do not block the accessible parking spaces when using this lot for drop-off or pickup.
The lot adjacent to the Kindergarten building is reserved for staff parking only. One accessible parking space is available for those with a valid DP placard or license plate. The curb in this lot is a red zone; stopping, parking, dropping off, and picking up are NOT allowed.
The yellow curb in the bus circle in front of the school office is reserved for buses and daycare vans 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 landscape areas, parking lots or bus circle when walking to and from school.
For grades 1-5, Gold Ridge offers two drop-off/pickup options.
- Walk your child to and from school
Parents wishing to walk their children safely to and from school should park on an adjacent street. Please use the crosswalks and sidewalks; do not jaywalk or cut through the landscape 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.
- Use the Multi Parking Lot Unloading/Loading Zone
An unloading/loading zone is available at the back of the Multi parking lot. Signs direct parents to pull forward before dropping off or picking up students. Parents must not exit their car. If your student needs help getting out of or into 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. In the afternoon, we ask parents to keep the flow of traffic moving. Please circle around the lot if your child is not present. Also, please observe the NO LEFT-HAND TURN signs. Only right-hand turns are allowed when entering and exiting the Multi parking lot.
Breakfast is available daily in the Multipurpose Room from 7:30am to 8:00am.
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.
At the end of the school day, students will be excused from class to meet their parent or caregiver at a pre-arranged location on the street side of the “Students Only” signs or to wait in the Multi parking lot loading zone for pickup. Staff will be available to supervise students until 3:00pm. Students not picked up by 3:00pm will be directed to the office to call their parents or caregiver.
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 you with late arrival or early dismissal.