A Note From Friends...

Drop-off & pick-up traffic flow at FA for 2018-19


Dear Parents,


The start of the school year always brings that combination of excitement and a bit of nervous anticipation for children and families alike.


To ensure the first few weeks of school go smoothly, we are asking all parents to become familiar with your division drop-off and pick-up times, as well as lot traffic patterns.


Our new Campus Safety team – Javier Centeno and Mike Mercante – will also be on hand to help with high-volume spots during the mornings and afternoons.


General policies

  1. Drop off at your youngest child's division.
  2. Please do not speed through lots.
  3. No idling – turn off your car while waiting.
  4. Please do not drop off or pick up students in the bus lane outside the Dolan Center.

Blue: Middle School traffic flow
Orange: Early Childhood and Upper School traffic flow
Purple: Lower School traffic flow 




K-5: If possible, please take advantage of our "Drop and Go" service – 7:45 to 8:05 a.m. daily. Pull up to the marked areas in the Lower School lot (first lot on the right off of Piping Rock Road). Faculty will greet your child and assist with belongings. After 8:05 a.m., please walk your child to the LS Office for a late pass. 


Early Childhood: New! Classes start at 8:30 am this year. While drop-off is available starting at 7:45 am, the best time to drop your child off is between 8:20 and 8:30 am in the Frost Hall lot.

Please stagger arrivals as the grades are dismissed on a stagger.


You have a better chance of finding a spot if you arrive on time for your child's grade level:

  • Early Childhood – 2:45 pm (arrive by 2:35/40 pm)
  • K - 2nd grade – 3:10 pm (picked up by classroom door)
  • 3rd - 5th grade – 3:20 pm (picked up by LS parking lot door)

No afternoon parking spaces? Please exit the lot and enter again. Do not double-park or block traffic flow.


NOTE: After school and Enrichment classes do not begin until well into September, so lots may experience more volume than usual the first week of school.

Pull all the way up, to the left of front steps of MS if you are lead car. Leave middle lane open for exiting traffic.

Do not come early. Late is great. Pull all the way up, to the left of front steps of MS if you are lead car. Observe the following pick-up times: 

  • 6th grade – 3:20 pm
  • 7th grade – 3:35 pm
  • 8th grade – 3:45 pm

Pull all the way up, past front steps of Frost Hall if you are lead car. Form a line in the outer lane of the circle (closest to Frost Hall).

Upper School parents: Please do not arrive before 3:20 p.m. After that time, line up in either the outer or inner lanes and stay with your car. Leave the middle lane completely open. Pull all the way up past front steps of FH if you are the lead car.

Early Childhood parents: Parking spaces outside Withington House are reserved for EC parents only. Do not block spaces or traffic flow.

DOLAN CENTER BUS LANE - Buses only, no cars
(Morning) Only Seniors may use middle lane of Dolan Center lot to drive through to Track lot. Please do not drop or pick up students in the Dolan Center during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.


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