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Closed Campus

Drop off and Pick Up

Safe Walking Routes


CLOSED CAMPUS

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.


 

DROP OFF AND PICK-UP PROCEDURES

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

Recommendations

    • 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


SAFE WALKING ROUTES

Safe Walking Routes

Zone 1: Students who live in Serengeti Springs and directly south of Serengeti Springs will walk east to 6700 W and head south to the intersection of 8200 S and 6700 W and cross with the crossing guard. Students can continue to walk south on 6700 W to the crossing guard at Spring Oak Drive and Hilltop Oak Drive to Oakcrest Elementary; or students can head east on 8200 S to the roundabout and cross with the crossing guard, head south on 6400 W to Black Oak Drive, head north to Hilltop Oak Drive and cross with the crossing guard at Oakcrest Elementary.

Zone 2: Students who live in the Garbett Homes at Englefield will head east to 6400 W and head south to Black Oak Drive, head west to Hilltop Oak Drive and cross with the crossing guard at Oakcrest Elementary.

Zone 3: Students who live in Oakridge Park, north of 8200 S and west of 6700 W, will walk east to 6700 W and cross with the crossing guard. Students can continue to walk south on 6700 W to the crossing guard at Spring Oak Drive and Hilltop Oak Drive to Oakcrest Elementary; or students can head east on 8200 S to the roundabout and cross with the crossing guard, head south on 6400 W to Black Oak Drive, head north to Hilltop Oak Drive and cross with the crossing guard at Oakcrest Elementary.

Zone 4: Students who live on Churchview Drive, 8170 S, and east of 6520 W will head west to 6700 S and head south to 8200 S. Students will turn east to 6400 W and cross with the crossing guard at the roundabout. They will head south to Black Oak Drive and head west to Hilltop Oak Drive and cross with the crossing guard at Oakcrest Elementary.

Zone 5: Students who live west of 6700 W and South of Oak Vista Dr will walk to 6700 W and head south to Spring Oak Drive and head east to Hilltop Oak Drive to Oakcrest Elementary. Students on and between Skyline Drive and 6700 W and north of Oak Vista Drive will walk east to 6700 W and head south on 6700 W to the walking path by Oak Vista Drive that gives access to Oakcrest Elementary School.

Zone 6: Students living between 8200 W and Fall Oak Drive and east of 6700 W  will head east to 6400 W, then head south to Black Oak Drive where they will head west to Hilltop Oak Drive to cross with the crossing guard at Oakcrest Elementary. Students Living between Fall Oak Dr and 8575 S will head west to Hilltop Oak Drive to cross with the crossing guard at Oakcrest Elementary.