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Closed Campus


Drop off and Pick Up

Safe Walking Routes


Oakcrest Elementary School is a “closed campus”. Students are to remain on campus throughout the school day unless they have been properly checked out of school according to procedures outlined above. Under no circumstances may a student leave school without permission from the office.


Students who live 1.5 miles or further from the school qualify outright for busing. Details regarding qualification and bus stop locations can be found at Students who live within 1.5 miles of the school do not qualify for busing to school and are encouraged to use the safe walking route detailed on our school’s website. Students who live within 1.5 miles of the school may fill out an application for a “space available” permit that will be granted to students who live furthest from the school as there is space available after all qualified students have a reserved seat. Those applications are accepted from the first day of school until fifteen days after the first day of school.


We would like to thank our Oakcrest parents in advance for their cooperation in helping us achieve the goal of making the parking lot safe for the children and more convenient for each of you. Please follow these safety guidelines to ensure that you can get in/out quickly and safely.

  • Use drop-off lane on the front side of the school (Lane next to the curb)
  • Pull all the way forward when dropping off students.
  • Park in the parking lot when leaving your vehicle. Parents may park and WALK their child(ren) across at the marked crosswalk ONLY.
  • Do not stop or park in the parking lot, except in a parking stall. UNAUTHORIZED DROP-­OFF/PICK-­UP AREAS
  • Drivers must NEVER exit their vehicles while occupying the pull-­through lane.
  • Students may NOT be dropped off or picked up in the Bus Lane on the Southwest side of the school.
  • Please have your child ready to exit the vehicle when you arrive at the school. It is hard to keep the flow of traffic running smoothly when we have last minute problems being fixed in the cars at the curb. We do understand that there may be a day when you are running behind but if you need a few extra minutes with your child, please park in the parking lot and have them use the crosswalk.
  • Please pull all the way forward when you drop your child off. We understand how convenient it is to drop off at the crosswalk or at the 1st-grade doors, but it makes it very difficult for our other parents to drop off their children. If everyone pulls as far forward as they are able, we can get more cars in/out of the drop off lane quickly and safely.
  • Please have your child exit out the right side of the vehicle. It is not safe for them to exit on the left as they are then exiting into a thru lane. Please never stop in the thru lane, especially to let your child out. This not only impedes the traffic but is VERY dangerous for your child.
  • There is no parking in the red zone. If you have to exit your vehicle, please park in the parking lot.
  • Students are not allowed to enter the parking lot without a parent in hand


    • Carpool, if possible
    • Arrive early
    • Be patient – the safety of students is the most important!
    • Pull forward to keep traffic moving
    • Be cooperative and understanding
    • Use designated drop-­off/pick-­up areas
    • Be considerate and drop students off in a timely manner
    • Make   sure   students   are   prepared   (shoes   on,   backpack   ready, breakfast finished) before you pull up to the drop-­off area

Parking Lot Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures


Dear Parents, Guardians, and Neighbors:

Your students’ safety is of great concern to us. To ensure their safe passage to and from school, we are providing a Safe Walking Routes Map for your use. Our local law enforcement officers and municipal safety experts have recommended these routes.

We encourage students to walk along well-­‐traveled sidewalks, to walk with other students whenever possible, to use crosswalks and to follow the directions of the crossing guards. We also encourage parents to become familiar with the safest walking route to school and to walk this route with their children before the school year begins.

Please review the procedures for school drop-­‐off/pick-­‐up and bus zones. Remind your students to exit cars on the side closest to the school sidewalk and to use the crosswalk with an adult when walking from the east parking lot to the school. Students may not cross the crosswalk unattended. Do not drop students off in the East (faculty & bus) parking lot.

You may park and accompany your children across the crosswalk. Please review the map carefully. Feel free to contact the school if you have questions. Thank you for your help as we all work to keep our students safe.


Mr. Pullan

Safe Walking Routes

Safe Walking Map

Text Descriptions of Walking Routes

Zone 1: Students who live on Oak Vista Drive, or the connecting streets between Oak Vista and 6700 West, will walk east toward 6700 West. Students should continue south on 6700 West to gain access to the school through the chained link cut through path.

Zone 2: Students who live on Valley Oak Drive, Scarlet Oak Drive, or Oak Acorn Court should walk east toward Pin Oak Drive. Once on Pin Oak Drive, students should walk south to Fall Oak Drive, where they will join other foot traffic. They will walk west to Hilltop Oak Drive, where they have access to the school.

Zone 3: Students who live south of Fall Oak Drive and west of Hilltop Oak Drive should walk toward Hilltop Oak Drive. They should continue walking south to the crossing guard located at the intersection of Hilltop Oak Drive and Laurel Oak Drive. After crossing Hilltop Oak Drive, students will have access to the school.

Zone 4: Students who live Oak Farms Drive, Scrub Drive, Spring Oak Drive, and Poison Oak Drive should walk toward the intersection of 6700 West and Hilltop Oak Drive. Students who live on Ivy Springs Lane, Ivy Gable Drive, Maul Oak, and Cork Oak Drive, should walk toward Hilltop Oak Drive. Once on Hilltop Oak Drive, students have access to the school.

Zone 5: Students who live in the Sycamores should use the newly installed walkway over U111 at 8200 South. They should continue walking east on 8200 South to 6700 West. Turn south on 6700 West and continue to the crossing guards on Hilltop Oak Drive. After crossing 6700 West to Hilltop Oak Drive, students will have access to the school.

Zone 6: Students living in the Three Forks neighborhood will walk west towards 6400 West. They will cross 8600 South at the roundabout with crossing guards and then immediately cross the roundabout again to continue on 6400 West on the west side of the street where there are sidewalks. They will follow sidewalks to Black Oak Dr and walk west to Hill Top Oak. They will cross with another crossing guard across Hilltop Oak to the main entrance of the school.