Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures

The principles that ACDS follows for the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up system are:

  1. The safety of the children
  2. Cooperation with the faculty
  3. Consideration of, and politeness toward, our residential neighbors

The way in which we adhere to these principles is to follow, without exception, the directions listed below:

Students arriving by/before 7:30 a.m.

  • Please check your student (Grades K-8) into Morning Care located in Apple Orchard
  • Please check your Pre-Kindergartener into Breakfast Club at their classrooms

Carpool Instructions

  • Please use the carpool lane system for all children in grades 1 through 8

  • Please place a name card on your passenger side visor, showing the LAST name of the child

  • Please access the carpool lane from Winterset making a RIGHT TURN ONLY off Akio Way (see map below.)  U-Turns at Akio and Winterset  and Left Turns off Akio are prohibited.  

  • Please follow the directions of carpool staff.  Stay along the curb and do not exit the vehicle until instructed to do so.  

  • Please have your children gather their belongings together before they exit from your car. This keeps the carpool lane flowing smoothly.

  • Please use the crosswalk to bring your child onto campus if you walk, or need to park your car. Walk your child across the street and on to campus if you are not in the carpool lane. It is unsafe for any child to cross the street or parking lot alone. 

  • Please make sure your children stay on sidewalks and do not cut through the grass, garden areas, or parking lots.

  • Please find a space on an adjacent street or wait until carpool is over if you have office business. Parking in the Trinidad lot is for teachers and guests only. As above, during carpool the parking lot is for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten families only.

  • Please respect our neighbors and refrain from blocking, or turning in, their driveways.

  • Please keep the yellow curbside clear at all times for emergency vehicles.  Please do not leave your vehicle unattended along the yellow/red curb.

Late Pick Up
Students remaining after 3:20pm will be checked into MASH or Apple Orchard for extended care, with the applicable fee charged to parents. Please notify the office if, due to unforeseeable circumstances, you will arrive late for your child.