Drop off and Pick up

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8:05-8:20  Drop-Off                3:20 Pick-up (1st - 6th)
 
Please do not arrive prior to 7:55 to be respectful of Ruhkala's drop-off window. Supervision is not available before this time. If you arrive early, please stay in your car with your child and keep stop sign intersections clear. Students dropped off at 8:05 am must wait in their drop off area until 8:10 when classroom doors open. Please maintain a safe and courteous attitude toward other drivers and neighbors during drop-off and pick up.  Student safety is our top priority.
 
 
  • Keep the student name and teacher visible in the car window (a sign will be provided).
  • Pull up to the identified drop-off/pick-up location with a mask already on.
  • Students should exit their vehicle once they are in the identified drop-off zone indicated by the yellow curb.
  • All parents must stay in their vehicles during drop-off and exit campus by making a left within the parking lot to exit on Tanager or a right turn on Turnstone to maintain the flow of traffic.
  • Cars exiting the backlot may turn Left or Right.
  • Parents are welcome to park along the street so that students can walk onto campus.
 
 
Kindergarten: Drop-off 8:10 am  &  Pick-up 1:50 pm
in the kindergarten bus loop outside the kindergarten playground.
 

Recommended Driving Route

It is encouraged to access the Kinder loop from Lonetree Blvd, to Adams, Left on Brant, Right on Turnstone Way and Left into the loop. Always exit the loop by turning Right.


Kinder parents, you may park and walk over to wave goodbye at the gate, but please exit quickly as the drop-off area is a narrow walkway.

 
 
 

1st – 4th grade:  Drop-off and Pick-up at the front of the school

 

Recommended Driving Route

Most families access the front lot from Blue Oaks to Tanager, but vehicles cannot wait/block movement at the stop sign.

If the line is long, consider turning Right on Albatross after turning on Tanager, Left on Turnstone Way, Right into the Front of the School Lot.  Please be considerate of the back lot exit as you wait to enter the front lot. Always exit the front lot by turning right or make a left within the parking lot to exit onto Tanager.
  • Continuously drive forward until you are bumper to bumper with the car in front of you or directed otherwise from a school employee or other designated traffic attendant.
  • Have your child ready to exit the vehicle before you have stopped in the drop-off zone (jackets, masks, and backpacks ready).
  • Have your child exit/enter the vehicle on the passenger side quickly and safely along the full length of the drop-off zone indicated by the yellow curb. 
  • Drive forward to exit with a right turn only. Take a left onto Taft, which will take you to a 4-way stop sign at Blue Oaks Blvd.
  • Do not block the 4 way stop sign crossroads at Tanager and Turnstone. Drivers cannot sit at the stop sign, rather, they need to turn or enter into the parking lot.
 
 

5th – 6th grade with their younger siblings:  Drop-off and Pick-up at the back of the school

 

Recommended Driving Route

It is strongly recommended that families picking up in the back lot entering from Lonetree Blvd. to avoid traffic on Tanager. 

 

You can access the backlot from Lonetree to Adams, Left on Brant Way, Right on Cormorant, Right on Albatross, Right on Turnstone Way, Right into the backlot.  Exit Right or Left out of the lot. Please show consideration to cars turning left on Turnstone Way to access the front lot. 

  

  • Continuously drive forward until you are bumper to bumper with the car in front of you or directed otherwise from a school employee or other designated traffic attendant.
  • Have your child ready to exit the vehicle before you have stopped in the drop-off zone (jackets, masks, and backpacks ready).
  • Have your child exit/enter the vehicle on the passenger side quickly and safely.
  • Drive forward to exit, either right or left. 
 
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