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Carpool Procedures

Carpool Procedures

  • Parents and guardians should remain in their cars. 
  • We strongly encourage families to enter the parking lot from the west and exit the parking lot to the east to keep traffic moving.  

  • Due to safety issues when students cross Ladue Road, parking at the cemetery and staff parking lot is strongly discouraged.

  • Please turn off all phone and computer devices.

  • Please be patient. It always takes some time to get back into the system at the beginning of the year.   

AM Carpool Procedures

  1.  Students may enter the building no earlier than 8:35 a.m. All students arriving before 8:35 a.m. should wait in their cars.    
  2. Enter the blacktop and turn right only. During heavy traffic days, begin forming two lines immediately. Follow the carpool line around as indicated on the diagram below. Please plan on forming four lines if you arrive before 8:35 a.m.  If traffic is light, four lines will not be needed.  Merge back into one line and proceed to the painted numbers on the blacktop.

  3. Pull all the way up to the #1 spot that is painted on the blacktop just north of the pavilion to drop off your children. (Please refer to the diagram below.) Although it seems natural to stop at the corner and allow your children to enter the school, this prevents other families from dropping off their children safely and efficiently.

Carpool Flow Map

PM Carpool Procedures

  1. Students are dismissed at 3:45 p.m. Please do not arrive before 3:30 p.m.  
  2. Enter the blacktop and turn right only. During heavy traffic days, begin forming two lines immediately. Follow the carpool line around as indicated on the diagram below. Plan on forming four lines. Merge back into one line and proceed to the painted numbers on the blacktop.

  3. Please have your child's family name card displayed in the windshield. A Reed staff member will greet you and scan the barcode on the name card.  Scanning the card will alert your child to walk to carpool.          

  4. When leaving the blacktop, plan on making a right turn onto Ladue Road to keep traffic moving. Certain situations (traffic accidents, increased traffic, funerals), cause us to limit the use of left turns onto Ladue Road. 

Change in Dismissal Routine

NOTE: Any changes in your student’s dismissal routine must be submitted to the teacher in writing. However, if dismissal plans change during the day, call the office before 3:20 p.m. so that office staff can inform your child and the teacher. Students may not change plans without parental notice. 

Walkers and Bike Riders

  • If coming from the west, drop off and/or pick up children at the far northwest corner of the Reed path/track.  
  • If coming from the east, drop off and/or pick up children at the sidewalk next to the flagpole.

  • Please refrain from parking at the cemetery and walking across Ladue Road to retrieve your child(ren).

As an added safety measure, a staff member will supervise walkers/bike riders when they are dismissed. 

There is a bike rack located near the flagpole (for those coming from the east) and a bike rack near the playground(for those coming from the west). Children who bike need to wear helmets and walk their bikes across streets at designated crosswalks.