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

    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.

     

    Morning Car Line Procedures

    • All vehicles will enter campus by traveling west on Seahawk Drive.
    • Gates open for families to begin lining up at 6:30 a.m.
    • Morning Car Line will begin at 7:25 a.m. Scholars may not be dismissed from the vehicle before a staff member has been to the vehicle.
    • Scholars will arrive to campus via carline and be asked to remain in their vehicles.
    • A staff member will screen each car & follow these steps:
      1. Confirm scholars are wearing an appropriate mask or face covering.
      2. Display a list of COVID-19 Symptoms (English or Spanish) for guardians to review and ask if anyone in the vehicle has been experiencing any of the symptoms.
      3. Scan each scholar’s forehead with a touch-free thermometer.
    • If any of the following occur, families will be directed to a designated parking space. A Health Services team member will conduct a more thorough screening to determine if the scholar is safe to exit the vehicle.
      • A scholar’s temperature reads 100 degrees or above.
      • There is a malfunction in the thermometer and the reading is unclear.
      • Any passenger in the vehicle is exhibiting symptoms.

     

    STREET ARRIVAL MAP (Click here to view)

    Street Arrival Map

     

    Morning Car Line Route (click here to view)

    Morning Car Line Route (click here to view)  

     


    Afternoon Car Line Procedures

    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.

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

    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. 

    3rd, 4th 5th, and all Families with Scholars in both PreK-2 & 3rd-5th (Red)

    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. Then proceed straight ahead to the exit gate.
    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. 

      

    Important Reminders

    • Scholars are not allowed to be escorted into the building by family members. This creates too much back up and is dangerous.
    • The front office will close during morning car line and 30 minutes prior to afternoon car line. Staff will not be available to assist guests at these times.
    • Have your car line number visibly displayed on the 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.
    • The front office will close during morning car line and 30 minutes prior to afternoon car line. Staff will not be available to assist guests at these times.
    • Scholars not picked up 30 minutes after school dismissal will be considered a late pick up and a fee will be assessed. (See fee details below)

     

    AFTERNOON CAR LINE (click here to view) 

    Afternoon car line


    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.
    • 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?

    • 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

    •  Pre-K Morning Session

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

    • Pre-K Afternoon Session

    Monday - Friday: 3:30 pm - 4:00 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 Wednesday, unless you call the office prior and explain the nature of the emergency. If there is an emergency and you must check out your scholar early during this time, it will count as a partial day unexcused absence.