Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Our number one goal is for Arrival and Dismissal to be both safe and quick for all families. Car lines will flow smoothly and quickly when these procedures are followed.

    Traffic Flow Reminders:

    • Remember that you are driving in an active SCHOOL ZONE; maintain slow and safe speeds.
    • Follow the directions of the Crossing Guard, Security Guards, and Faculty and Staff.
    • Always turn RIGHT when entering and leaving the parking lots and circles
    • When in the car lines, drive as close to the right street curb as possible
    • Pull all the way up to allow as many families as possible to drop off/pick up
    • Avoid parking on side streets whenever possible
    • Do not block intersections, driveways, or fire hydrants
    • Do not cut/block other cars
    • Never walk through the car lines during arrival or dismissal

    Safety Reminder:

    • Check to see that ALL your passengers are secured with seat belts or in the appropriate child car seat. It is the law! It only takes a second for a dangerous accident to occur.
    • Please do not have car doors open while your vehicle is moving. If a child fell out of the vehicle, it might be too late for you or others to stop.
    • Use of cell phones and participating in other distracting activities while driving can lead to a dangerous environment for our precious Trinity cargo. Please give your full attention to driving safely.
    • Please remember that the designated dismissal spots are intended for cars only. Pedestrians should not be crossing car lines, and parents should have their children “in hand” while proceeding near these areas.
    • Have your child exit and enter the car on the passenger side.

    EARLY MORNING SUPERVISION
    Early Morning Supervision is offered for 1st-8th Grade students enrolled in the Early Bird Supervision Program, between 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM. Students may not be on campus before 7:00 AM.

    ARRIVAL TIME
    7:30 AM Pre-K thru 8th Grade
    TARDY: Parents must escort students to the office for a late pass after 8:00 AM..

    DISMISSAL TIMES
    2:45 PM Kindergarten, Pre-K4, Pre-K-3
    3:00 PM Grades 1 – 8
    Dismissal Family Car Number: Trinity uses the Concierge Pad app to aid with dismissal. Each family will be assigned a number and will be issued two tags with that number. The tag should be hooked onto the rearview mirror for easy visibility by Trinity Faculty and Staff. Only Trinity Faculty and Staff will use the app.
    When the family car arrives at the designated pick-up spot, a Trinity Faculty or Staff member will input the family Concierge Pad tag number into the app, which will then notify the Homeroom teacher/s to release the students to their dismissal location. Faculty and staff will be placed throughout the campus to ensure students are supervised as they travel to their designated dismissal location.
    Late Pickup: Students will be placed in the Beyond the Bell (BTB) Program at 3:15 PM (Pre-K and K) and 3:30 PM (Grades 1-8) if they have not been picked up by that time. Parents will be responsible for BTB drop-in fees via FACTS or invoice.


    ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES BY GRADE


    SIBLINGS OF Pre-K3, Pre-K4, or Kindergarten (Main Campus)
    Follow same as Pre-K 3 arrival procedure.

    • Drive West on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right into the Main Office
      Circle.
    • Proceed using a single lane only.
    • Pull all the way forward.
    • Wait for a staff member to bring your child to you. Do not get out of your car.
    • Carefully exit the loop by turning right, only.

    Beginning at 7:30 AM, PreK 3 staff will meet parents in the loop in front of the PreK3 building (Main Office Loop).
    Only families with a child in Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten may pick up older siblings in the front loop.
    Pick up for Pre-K3 (Main Campus) begins at 2:45. Pull into the Main Office Circle and your child will be brought out to you. If you have older children in Grades 1 st through 8th, they will be called to the front loop after school dismissal at 3:00. Only families with a child in Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten may pick up older siblings in the Front Loop.

    Pre-K3 (Main Campus)
    Beginning at 7:30 AM, Pre-K3 staff members will meet parents in the Front Circle, near the flagpole.
    To enter the Front Circle:

    • Drive West on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right into the Main Office
      Circle.
    • Proceed using a single lane only.
    • Pull all the way forward.
    • Wait for a staff member to come to you. Do not exit your car.
    • Carefully exit the loop by turning right, only.

    Once you reach the beginning of the line a staff member will meet your car to greet your child and escort them to their classroom. Parents should not exit their cars, unless they need to help their child with seat belts.
    Staff members will lead your child into their Pre-K classroom. In the effort to create a smooth morning transition, parents are not permitted to enter the classrooms.
    If your child is struggling to leave the car, parents may need to circle back around and try again. This may be inconvenient, but we need to respect the schedules of all of our parents.
    Dismissal begins at 2:45 PM, with the same procedure for entering the Front Circle.

    Pre-K3 (Nursery)
    Beginning at 7:30 AM, the Pre-K3 staff members will meet parents at the door of the small Miccosukee parking lot.
    To enter the parking lot:

    • Enter through the drive on the church end of the lot.
    • Pull up to the second door.
    • Wait for Staff to come to you. Do not exit the car.
    • Exit the lot and follow the school exit to Miccosukee, turning right out of the campus.

    For Dismissal – the children will be picked up from the Brevard side of the Parish Hall, using the drive going from the school to the church. Staff will bring your child to your car.

    Pre-K4/VPK (Main Campus)
    Arrival: Beginning at 7:30 AM, Pre-K4/VPK Main Campus students will be dropped off
    on the Miccosukee Road side of the school.

    • Drive East on Miccosukee Road and turn right into the school parking lot/blacktop area, at the one-way sign.
    • Proceed along the breezeway, passing the Fine Arts Building and PE office. The line will stop at the Pavilion.
    • Exit onto Miccosukee by turning right, only.

    Once you reach the beginning of the line a Pre-K4 staff member will meet your car to greet your child and escort them to their classroom. Parents should not exit their cars, unless they need to help their child with seat belts.
    In the effort to create a smooth morning transition, parents are not permitted to enter the
    classrooms.
    If your child is struggling to leave the car, parents may need to circle back around and try again. This may be inconvenient, but we need to respect the schedules of all of our parents.

    Dismissal: Beginning at 2:45 PM, Pre-K4 staff members will meet parents in the Front Circle, near the flagpole.
    To enter the Front Circle:

    • Drive West on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right into the Main Office Circle.
    • Proceed using a single lane only.
    • Pull all the way forward.
    • Wait for a staff member to come to you. Do not exit your car.
    • Carefully exit the loop by turning right, only.

    Once you reach the beginning of the line, a staff member will help your child into the car. Parents should not exit their cars, unless they need to help their child with seat belts.


    Pre-K4/VPK (Miccosukee Road Campus)
    Beginning at 7:30 AM, PreK-4/VPK staff will meet parents in the loop in front of the PreK-4/VPK buildings.
    To enter the PreK 4/VPK loop:

    • Drive West on Miccosukee Road and turn right into the Pre-K4 Circle using the first entrance.
    • Pull all the way forward.
    • Turn your car off, help your child exit the car, then wait for a staff member to come to you.
    • Carefully exit the loop by turning right, only.

    Once you reach the beginning of the line a staff member will meet your car to greet your child and escort them to their classroom. Parents should not exit their cars, unless they need to help their child with seat belts.
    Staff members will lead your child into their Pre-K4 classroom. In the effort to create a smooth morning transition, parents are not permitted to enter the classrooms.
    If your child is struggling to leave the car, parents may need to circle back around and try again. This may be inconvenient, but we need to respect the schedules of all of our parents.

    Dismissal begins at 2:45, PM, with the same procedure for entering the Pre-K4 loop.

    Kindergarten (Talaflo and Brevard)
    Beginning at 7:30 AM, Kindergarten teachers will meet parents in the loop in front of the Kindergarten classrooms.
    To enter the Kindergarten loop:

    •  Drive West on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right onto Talaflo Street.
      • Stay as far right by the curb as possible, to allow passing traffic to flow
        smoothly and safely.
    • Follow the circle to create a line leading to the Brevard Street stop sign.
      • Do not block the intersection. Wait for the line to proceed forward before entering into the loop road’s entrance.
    • Once you reach the stop sign on Brevard Street, take an immediate right into the loop in front of the Kindergarten classrooms.
    • Follow the loop around the Kindergarten classrooms, near the small playground.
    • Carefully exit the loop by turning right, only.

    Once you reach the beginning of the line a staff member will meet your car to greet your child and escort them to their classroom. Parents should not exit their cars.
    Staff members will lead your child into their Kindergarten classroom. In the effort to create a smooth morning transition, parents are not permitted to enter the classrooms.
    If your child is struggling to leave the car, parents may need to circle back around and try again. This may be inconvenient, but we need to respect the schedules of all of our parents.

    Dismissal begins at 2:45, PM, with the same procedure for entering the Kindergarten loop.

    First Grade & Older Siblings
    First Grade and older siblings drop-off and pick-up in the Front Office Loop. Follow the
    Kindergarten Line on Talaflo, but do not go into the Kindergarten driveways. Do not
    block the Kindergarten entrance or Exit driveways.

    Grades 2-8 (Miccosukee Road blacktop)
    Second through 8th Grade students (unless they have a PreK-3 sibling) will be dropped off on the Miccosukee Road side of the school.

    • Drive East on Miccosukee Road and turn right into the school parking lot/blacktop area, at the one-way sign.
    • Proceed along the breezeway, passing the Fine Arts Building and PE office. The line will stop at the Pavilion+5.
    • Exit onto Miccosukee by turning right, only.

    Once you reach the beginning of the line a staff member will meet your car to greet your child. Parents should not exit their cars. Students will proceed to their classroom.
    In the effort to create a smooth morning transition, parents are not permitted to enter the classrooms.
    If your child is struggling to leave the car, parents may need to circle back around and try again. This may be inconvenient, but we need to respect the schedules of all of our parents.

    Dismissal begins at 3:00, PM, with the same procedures for entering the blacktop line.

    Traffic Notes:

    • Parents may not enter the line on MIccosukee Road from E. Brevard Street,
    • Parents should take one of the side streets to E. Georgia Street, then turn right onto Miccosukee Road to enter the car line.
    • Do not cut/break into the car line, as other parents have been patiently waiting.
    • Do not block intersections or driveways.


    AFTER-SCHOOL SPORTS PRACTICES AND GAMES:
    It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange transportation for their child to and from practices and games. Parents should follow their child's regular dismissal procedures when picking up for practices and games. However, when there is an early TCS team dismissal from school to travel for games, the designated pick up location at that time will be on the basketball courts. The Athletic Director or his designee will supervise the students in this area until they have departed from the school grounds. Coaches and teachers may transport their children only.

    AFTER-SCHOOL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY PICK-UP:
    If your child participates in ANY after-school extracurricular activity at Trinity Catholic School, you must pick up your child by 10 minutes after the designated end time (e.g. If practice ends at 4:30, you must pick up your child by 4:40.). All students must be picked up on the black top. In the event that you have not picked up your child by the 10-minute leeway, your child will be admitted to Beyond the Bell and you will be
    charged.

    AUTHORIZED ADULTS FOR PICK UP:
    If the parent cannot pick up his/her child, there must be a notification made to the Front Office.