• *Please review. New carline routes for 2020-2021*

    Uplift Gradus Car Line

    The Uplift Gradus Car Line was created under the guidance of Uplift Education, the City of DeSoto, and our campus safety officers. Everyone is required to use the car line route for dropping off and picking up scholars. To keep car line safe for all scholars and parents, we do not allow parents to walk their scholars across the parking lot or street.

     

    Car Line Procedures

    (See Maps below)

    All cars will enter through the Entry Gate off Seahawk Dr and proceed into the parking lot. Cars will take an immediate right turn and split into their assigned line, based on grade level, and follow the perimeter of the parking lot.

    (Blue Line) Pre K, 1st and 2nd grade scholars 

    1. Have your car line tag displayed clearly on the passenger side of your windshield. 
    2. Proceed along the Blue Left line until you are forced to turn left into the teacher parking lot. 
    3. Follow through the teacher parking lot and stop at the traffic intersection facing the school. 
    4. Wait at the stop until the traffic officer directs you to pull forward.
    5. Park along the curb closest to the building and wait for a staff member to bring your scholar.
    6. Exit turning left out of the parking lot. Turning right toward Hampton Road is not permitted. Traffic on Hampton is too busy at this time and this maneuver endangers our scholars. 

    (Red Line) 3rd, 4th 5th, Siblings (all Families with scholars in both Lower and Upper grades)

    1. Have your car line tag displayed clearly on the driver side of your windshield. 
    2. Proceed along the Red Right line until cones separate the lanes. Stay right of the cones.
    3. Pull forward to the stop sign in front of the cafeteria. Wait for a staff member to bring your scholar.
    4. Wait at the stop until the traffic officer directs you to pull forward.
    5. Exit turning left out of the parking lot. Turning right toward Hampton Road is not permitted. Traffic on Hampton is too busy at this time and this maneuver endangers our scholars. 

    Reminders:

    • Scholars are not allowed to be escorted into the building by family members. This creates too much back up and is dangerous.
    • Have your car line number visibly displayed on the top passenger side of your vehicle windshield.
    • Wait until the cars in front of you proceeds before moving forward.
    • If the car line extends beyond our gates, please form a line close to the curb along Seahawk away from Hampton Rd, toward Kestrel Ave.
    • Scholars may not be dropped off prior to 7:25am, there will be no supervision.
    • The front office will close 30 minutes prior to car line. Scholars will not be released during this time.
    • Scholars not picked up 30 minutes after school dismissal will be considered a late pick up and a fee will be assessed. 

     

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    Street Arrival Map

     

    CLICK HERE FOR A CAMPUS CAR LINE MAP

    Car Line Map

     


    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What time can I drop off my Kinder - 5th Grade Scholar?

    • Gates will open beginning at 6:30 am. Scholars may not be released from vehicles before 7:25 am.
    • Scholars are expected in their classroom by 8:00 am
    • Parents must sign their scholars into the front office after 8:05 am
    • Scholars late after 8:20 am will be given a partial day unexcused absence unless a doctor's note is turned into the front office

     

    What time can I drop off my morning session Pre-K Scholar?

    • Gates will open beginning at 6:30 am. Scholars may not be released from vehicles before 7:25 am.
    • Scholars are expected in their classroom by 8:00 am
    • Parents must sign their scholars into the front office after 8:05 am
    • Scholars late after 8:45 am will not be allowed to attend school for that day

     

    What time can I drop off my afternoon session Pre-K Scholar?

    • Car Line starts no earlier than 11:45 am. Scholars may not be released from vehicles before then.
    • Scholars must be at school, in their seat by 12:15 pm
    • Parents must sign their scholars into the front office after 12:15 pm
    • Scholars arriving after 1:00 pm will not be allowed to attend classes for that day.

     

    What time can I pick up my scholar?

    Pre-K Morning Session

    Monday - Friday: 10:55 am - 11:25 am

     Pre-K Afternoon Session

    Monday - Friday: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

     

    Kinder - 5th Grade

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Half-day Dismissal: 12:30-1:00 pm

     

    What do I need to pick up my scholar from school?

    • A car line number card is required for picking up scholars.
    • Your car line number must be posted clearly in view of our parking lot staff taking the number. It must remain there until exiting the parking lot.
    • Families will receive two car line number cards at the beginning of the school year. Any guardian wishing to have someone else pick up their scholar from school will need to provide them a copy of the car line number card. Hand-written numbers are not accepted.

     

    What if I forget my car line number card when I go to pick-up my scholar?

    • Anyone without a car line number card will be asked to park and wait in their vehicle until the car line has completed. At that time, a staff member will be available to assist in verifying your ID to release the scholar.

     

    Can someone aside from me pick up my scholar from school?

    • Families will receive two car line number cards at the beginning of the school year. Any guardian wishing to have someone else pick up their scholar from school will need to provide them a copy of the car line number card. Hand-written numbers are not accepted.
    • Anyone without a car line number card will be asked to park and wait in their vehicle until the car line has completed. At that time, a staff member will be available to assist in verifying your ID to release the scholar.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 will not be allowed to pick up a scholar.

     

    What if I cannot pick up my scholar at the dismissal time?

    • Scholars not picked up 30 minutes after dismissal will be escorted to late pick-up in the front office. 
    • A late fee of $25.00 will be assessed for every 3rd time a scholar is picked up late.
    • In the case of excessively or consistently late arrival for pick up, DeSoto authorities may have to be contacted for support.

     

    What if I do not want to go through the car line to pick up my scholar?

    • Everyone is required to use the car line route to help keep car line safe for all scholars and parents. We do not allow parent to walk their scholars across the parking lot or street.
    • If you choose not to pick up your scholar in car line, you may enter the parking lot at 4:00 pm to join the end of the car line. Then you may pick up your scholar at the front office after the car line has concluded. Only at that time will a staff member be available to assist.
    • The front office closes for car line 30 minutes before dismissal. Scholars will not be released after this point, that is 3:00 - 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 1:30 - 2:00 pm on Friday, unless you call the office prior and explain the nature of the emergency. If there is an emergency and you have to check out your scholar early during this time, it will count as a partial day unexcused absence.