Gold Ridge Elementary has established procedures to ensure student safety and an orderly transition during arrival and dismissal. The school has limited onsite parking and loading zones. Please allow extra time to park or to wait in line during arrival and dismissal. 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, no illegal u-turns, etc.
Kindergarten parents are asked to park either in the Multi parking lot or on an adjacent street and walk students to and from class.
For grades 1-5, Gold Ridge offers two drop off / pickup options.
Drop Off and Pickup Options
1. Walk your child to and from school
Parents wishing to walk their children safely to and from school should park in either the Multi parking lot or on an adjacent street.
- Freeze for Fifteen: To help alleviate traffic congestion at the 2:37 p.m. dismissal time, we kindly ask those who choose to park in the Multi parking lot, to please NOT exit your parking space between 2:37 p.m. and 2:52 p.m. If you must leave before 2:52 p.m., please park on the street.
2. Use the Multi Loading/Unloading Zone
A drop off lane is available at the back of the Multi parking lot. Signs direct parents to pull forward before loading or unloading students. 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 that parents keep the flow of traffic going. Please circle around the lot if your child is not present. The parking lot is very busy; please drive slowly and check for students walking to and from cars. Also, please observe the NO LEFT HAND TURN signs. Only right hand turns are allowed when entering and exiting the Multi parking lot.
The parking lot adjacent to Kindergarten (G Building) is for Staff Parking only. The curb in that parking area is a red zone. There is NO stopping, parking, dropping off, or picking up allowed.
The yellow zone in front of the school office is reserved for buses and daycare vans at all times. Drop off and pickup is not allowed.
Morning Supervision is available from 8:10 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. (late birds.)
All children need to meet in the Amphitheater each morning. On cold and rainy days, students will be directed into the Multipurpose Room. Students will not be allowed in the classroom or play areas. Children will be dismissed from the Amphitheater (or Multipurpose Room) by yard supervisors when it is time to go to class. Parents are welcome to stay with students until the bell sounds. Children may not be dropped off earlier than 8:10 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. (late birds.)
Parents are asked to wait for students in the Amphitheater until the bell sounds at 2:37 p.m., at which time, they may proceed to classrooms. Students will be excused from class to walk to the Amphitheater to meet parents or to wait in the Multi parking lot loading zone for pickup. Staff will be available to help students in both locations until 3:00 p.m. Students not picked up by 3:00 p.m. will be directed to the office to call their parents.All students being picked up are required to wait either in the Amphitheater or the Multi parking lot loading zone.PLEASE NOTE: Only one yard supervisor is available at EARLY BIRD dismissal time. Therefore, all 1st and 2nd grade EARLY BIRD students must wait in the Amphitheater at 1:52 p.m. to be picked up by a parent or guardian. The Multi parking lot loading zone is not available for pickup at EARLY BIRD dismissal time.Late Arrival and Early DismissalParents dropping off students late or picking them up early should proceed directly to the office, not to the classroom. The office staff will assist you with late arrival or early dismissal. Parents should not escort late students to or pick up students early from class.