Procedures for Car Riders, 2021-2022

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 9:44pm

If your child is a car rider, please review the following arrival and dimissal procedures. We have worked with Cradlerock Elementary School (CRES) to create a plan that works for both school communities

Car Rider Procedures:


  • Head Start has asked us not to drive through their “drop-off loop” in the morning,  since that is their morning drop-off as well.  
  • We are asking parents to follow the red arrows on the attached arrival map  when you drop-off your child. 
  • We encourage you to pull along the sidewalk when your child exits your vehicle, and notallow hhim/her to exit in the middle of the parking lot.  
  • LEMS Arrival Map 


LEMS Dismissal Timeline/Process:  

  • LEMS and CRES dismiss at the same time. We have worked with CRES to slightly stagger our dismissals to avoid congestion in the hallways.

  • 2:43 p.m. - LEMS Car riders and walkers are dismissed (effective 8/31 until further notice)

  • Unlike the morning, please use the Head Start “drop-off loop” in the afternoon, 

  • In an effort to try to avoid back-ups in the parking lot, we are asking all LEMS parents to pull through the Head Start loop, following the green arrows on the dismissal map :

    • LEMS pick-up traffic should continue to pull forward into the Head Start loop and around to LEMS, to wait for your child to exit the building (CRES parents will follow the red arrows).

    • Once you have your child at the LEMS student pick-up area, you may merge into the exit lane to leave the parking lot, as indicated on the dismissal map.  

    • LEMS Dismissal Map 

  • When exiting onto Cradlerock Way please use your turn signal to let other drivers know your intentions.  

Thank you for your continued support as we work to make both arrival and dismissal a safe and efficient process.  If you have any additional questions or concerns feel free to reach us at 410.313.7600.