Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • 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.

     

    Please:

    • Always turn RIGHT when entering and leaving the parking lots and circles
    • Pull all the way up to allow as many families as possible to drop off/pick up
    • Have your child exit and enter the car on the passenger side
    • Avoid parking on side streets whenever possible
    • Do not block cross streets, driveways, or fire hydrants
    • Never walk through the car lines during arrival or dismissal

     

    ARRIVAL

     

    Grades 1-8

    Early morning supervision is provided in the morning starting at 7:15 AM for students in grades 1 through 8 on the blacktop. Students may not be dropped off before 7:15 A.M. Pledge and prayer begin on the blacktop at 7:40 AM. Students arriving after 7:45 AM should proceed directly to their homeroom. Parents must escort students to the office for a late pass after 8:00 AM.

    Students may be dropped off at any of the following three locations:

    • Option 1: Drive east on Miccosukee Road and turn right into the Church parking lot. Follow the arrows out of the lot; exit onto Miccosukee by turning right.
    • Option 2: Drive west on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right into the Main Office Circle. Proceed using a single lane only. Exit onto Brevard by turning right.
    • Option 3: Drive west on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right into the Brevard Street Church Circle. Exit into Brevard by turning right. Children may walk up the sidewalk toward the Main Office as the side door to the elementary building is locked.

     

    Kindergarten

    Doors open at 7:40 AM for students to begin entering the classrooms. Parents must drop students off on the kindergarten porch and must remain with their student until the teacher accepts him/her into the classroom. Parents must escort students to the office for a late pass after 8:00 AM.

    Drop-Off Instructions:

    Drive west on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right onto Talaflo Street. Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac to turn around, and park on the Kindergarten side of the street to escort your child to the Kindergarten porch. For the safety of you and your child, DO NOT CROSS ANY STREET to bring your child to the Kindergarten porch. Please wait for a parking space curbside before leaving your car.

    Pre-K4 (Miccosukee Road Campus)

    Doors open at 7:40 AM for students to begin entering the classroom. Parents must drop students off on the front porch and must remain with their student until the teacher accepts him/her into the classroom.

    Drop-Off Instructions:

    Drive west on Miccosukee Road and turn right into the Pre-K4 Circle using the first entrance. Pull all the way forward, park, and escort your child to the front porch.

    Pre-K3 (Main Campus)

    Doors open at 7:40 AM for students to begin entering the classroom. After 8:00 AM, parents must park and escort students to the office for a late pass before taking the student to the classroom.

    Drop-Off Instructions:

    Drive west on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right into the Main Office Circle. Proceed using a single lane only. Parents should not exit their cars; Staff will help get children from the car to the classroom. Exit onto Brevard by turning right.

     

    DISMISSAL

    Please help us provide a safe environment for our Trinity family by following these safety procedures while collecting your children at dismissal:

    Check to see that ALL your passengers are secured with seatbelts 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 through moving cars, and parents should have their children “in hand” while proceeding near these areas.

    DISMISSAL TIMES

    2:45 PM Kindergarten, Pre-K4, Pre-K-3

    3:00 PM Grades 1 – 8

    Any students who are not picked up by 3:15 PM will be brought to the Main Office Circle

    by a staff member. No child is ever left unattended. Students will be placed in the

    Beyond the Bell (BTB) program at 3:30 PM if they have not been picked up by that time.

    Parents will be responsible for BTB drop-in fees via FACTS or invoice.

     

    PICK-UP DIRECTIONS

    Pre-K3 (Main Campus)

    Same as arrival procedure. Drive west on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right into the Main Office Circle. Proceed using a single lane only.

    Pre-K4 (Miccosukee Campus)

    Same as arrival procedure. Drive west on Miccosukee Road and turn right into the Pre-K4 Circle using the first entrance.

    Kindergarten

    Drive west on Brevard Street (from Hillcrest) and turn right onto Talaflo Street. Drive around the end of the cul-de-sac and pick up your child at the gate on the kindergarten side of the street. Staff will bring children out to the gate. Exit Talaflo by turning right on Brevard. Older siblings of Kindergarten students are picked up in the Main Office Circle. Turn right from Talaflo into Brevard, then turn right into the Main Office Circle. On rainy days, chains will be removed by TCS staff from the Kindergarten Circle. Use the entrance behind the Kindergarten building to enter the circle.

    Grade 1- Blacktop

    Drive east on Miccosukee Road, turn right into the blacktop area, staying in the left lane going around to under the pecan tree to pick up your child. To exit, follow the traffic pattern as directed and turn right onto Miccosukee Road. On rainy days, there will be only one lane entering from Miccosukee Road and the pickup area will be at the brick Spanish/PE Building.

    Grades 2 and 3- Front Office

    Drive west on Brevard Street and turn right into the Church Circle. Exit across Brevard Street, down Martin Street to Georgia Street.

    Grades 4 through 8- Blacktop

    Drive east on Miccosukee Road, turn right into the blacktop area, staying in the right lane near the sidewalk/covered walkway. You will pick up your child there. To exit, follow the traffic pattern as directed and turn right onto Miccosukee Road.

    Car Pools- Front office

    Drive west on Brevard Street, turn right into the Main Office Circle. Exit by turning right on Brevard.

    Siblings

    Families with more than one child are to pick up at the dismissal location of your youngest child (excluding siblings of PreK-4 and Kindergarten students). Siblings of Kindergartens students who are in Pre-K3 and/or Grades 1 through 8 are to be picked up in the Car Pool area. Siblings of PreK-4 students should follow the directions of the youngest child on the Main Campus.

    Lafayette Park

    Students who walk to Lafayette Park may not enter a vehicle for a ride without prior written parental permission given to the office. Lafayette Park students must come to school every day prepared, with an umbrella or parka, to walk in the rain. In the event of heavy rain or lightening, the children will remain at school until they can safely walk to the park.

    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 extra-curricular 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.