GWA is a drop-off and pick-up school only (no walking or biking).
To make sure the daily drop-off and pick-up of students runs smoothly, safely and efficiently, it is imperative that everyone follows all of the rules.
Drop-off is between 7:50 AM and 8:15 AM. School begins at 8:15 AM. Students that arrive earlier than 7:50 AM will not be allowed unless they have a scheduled before-school meeting with a teacher.
We highly recommend finding a carpool group to alleviate congestion. If you need help finding someone in your area to carpool with, please contact the front office for more information.
On arrival, please pull all the way forward as close to the curb as possible. Please do not stop at the front doors. For safety reasons, all students must exit the side of the vehicle nearest the sidewalk. Once students are dropped off, they are to go directly to their classroom to get ready for their school day to begin. If you arrive after 8:15 AM, you must park your vehicle in the lot and escort your student(s) into the building, then check-in at the office.
Afternoon pick-up will occur from 2:50 PM – 3:15 PM Monday through Thursday, and 1:00 PM – 1:25 PM on Friday. Students who are not picked up by 3:15 PM on Monday through Thursday or by 1:25 PM on Fridays will sit outside on the benches in the front of the building until their ride arrives. We ask for your courtesy in picking up your students promptly after school.
NEW THIS YEAR: for afternoon pick-up only – Any carpool that has a Kindergarten student in their car will be required to use the back parking lot or the pick-up lane in the back of the school. We ask siblings of Kindergartners or those riding with a Kindergarten student to wait with the student in the back pick-up areas. Again, this only applies to the afternoon pick-up times.
Do not park your car in the front drop off lane before 2:45 M-TH or 12:55 on Friday. This is a constant concern, and we must leave this lane open for emergency vehicles. The front lanes will be blocked off until these times. If you wish to come earlier, feel free to use the back or front parking lots.
3000 E. is not a drop-off or pick-up spot. Please review the Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures and Map below for most current information.
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