Arrival/Dismissal for 110 Champion Way

IC Imagine Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 2019- 2020

* While in the arrival or dismissal line, please be fully engaged and refrain from using cell phones.

* It is imperative that you always follow staff member directives during arrival and dismissal to ensure everyone’s safety.

Important Arrival/Dismissal Locations

School Entrance- All traffic must enter and exit using the West entrance behind the school building.  The East entrance is for emergency vehicles only and the gate will be locked at all times.

Arrival/Dismissal Loop– The loop is three lanes wide around the parking lot and is one way traffic.  We will utilize all three lanes during arrival and dismissal. Please do not change lanes once you are on the loop.  The speed limit on the loop is 6 ½ miles per hour. The specific details regarding lane designation are below.

Merge Zone– At the end of the three lane section of the loop, faculty will direct all traffic to merge into one lane as they enter the drop off/pick up zone.  The drop off/pick up zone will hold 12 cars. We will merge cars in equal sets from each open lane. Please stay engaged with the faculty managing the merge zone.  

Drop off/Pick up Zone– The area following the merge zone directly in front of the school where children will enter and exit vehicles.  The drop off/pick up zone is adjacent to the large sidewalk area in the front of the school. There is a crosswalk through this zone.  Please be mindful of the crosswalk at all times and follow all directions from the crossing guard.

Visitor Parking-Visitor parking is in designated spots labeled with a V near the front of the school.  Signage in the parking lot will direct you to this area.

Arrival

General Guidelines

  • Use your turn signal at the entrance to the school.  School faculty will be directing traffic.  Please follow all directives, this is a particular challenging job duty for those standing on the road.
  • Please keep all gaps between cars closed!
  • Our campus is tobacco/vape free.  Do not use these substances/items in the car line.  This is a violation of North Carolina General Statute 115C-407 and the IC Imagine Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Policy.  

All cars will use the same procedure for arrival. Please remember that the loop is three lines wide and all three lanes should be filled equally. The arrival line will open at 7:25 am each morning and close at 7:50 am.  All students will be marked tardy after 8:00 am.

Staff will be outside to assist with drop-off and opening car doors.

* You must be in the drop off/ pick up zone before your child may exit the car. Your child may ONLY exit the car from the RIGHT (passenger) side.  The drop off/pick up zone is the sidewalk in front of the school directly

* All Champions  MUST use the arrival line or you must park in an IC Imagine visitor  parking space and walk your child to the door. You MUST use the crosswalk if you are walking your child to the entrance or visiting the front office.  

* Always follow the signals given by the Collegiate Leaders directing traffic and at the crosswalk. 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Early Drop off 7:10 – 7:23

Our arrival line will officially open at 7:10.  Children dropped off between 7:10 and 7:23 will report to the gym.  At 7:23 these students will transition to their classrooms. If you are taking advantage of this, please do not send your child with open food or drink as there is no Food or Drink allowed in the Gym.  If your child is used to eating breakfast in the car, this must be done before exiting the car.

Car line Close Time: 7:50

Lower and Middle School students will enter the building through the double doors to the left of the front office. Upper School students will enter the building through the second set of double doors around the right-hand corner behind the gym.

We will be closing the arrival line at 7:50 in order to allow your student to arrive to class on time. No students will be marked tardy until all cars in the Arrival Line have been unloaded. You will need to park in the visitor parking area before allowing your student to exit the car.  

  • K-5 Champions must be escorted across the crosswalk.  
  • Middle and Upper School students may walk by themselves.  

Dropping off Students with Bulky Items

Beginning Monday, if you are dropping off several students at once, students have a lot of things/ bulky items to carry (instruments etc.), you need to visit the front desk, or a child that needs to be walked to the door, you will be directed to park in the Visitor’s Parking (Spots V1-V20). If you are planning to enter the parking lot to do this, please turn on your left turn signal and move in to the far left turn lane as soon as you are able to do so. Doing so will get you parked quickly and efficiently! Our staff will be in place to help you, please be sure to follow all of their directions.

At 7:57 the arrival line will close for all Champions and the loop will be coned off at the entrance to the parking lot.  

  • You will need to park in the visitor parking area before allowing your student to exit the car.  
  • K-5 Champions must be escorted across the crosswalk.  
  • Middle and Upper School students may walk by themselves.  

At 8:00, school will begin.  ALL Champions will be tardy if they arrive after that time.

  • K-5  Champions should be escorted across the crosswalk and into the front office to be signed in and receive a tardy slip.
  • Middle and Upper School Champions may in walk by themselves and sign in at the front office.

Dismissal 

(begins at 2:40 depending on the dismissal scenario that applies to your family)

All children must be picked up following the dismissal procedure that applies to your family. You will not be able to walk in to pick up children after their dismissal has already begun.

** Please note: Sign-outs for early pick-ups will end each day at 2:20 for Lower School Champions (K-5). Sign-outs for early pick-ups will end each day at 3:05 for Middle and Upper School Champions (6-12th). **

General Dismissal Guidelines

  • Use your turn signal at the entrance to the school.
  • Your car tag should be visible to staff from a long distance.
  • Your car tag should be displayed from the time you enter campus until after your child is in your car. 
  • Please keep all gaps between cars closed!
  • Our campus is tobacco/vape free.  Do not use these substances/items in the car line.
  • Please adhere to the dismissal windows for your car tag color.  These are below.
  • Please do not form a line on our campus prior to car line opening. This creates a chaotic and unsafe situation for our school.  If you arrive early, you will be asked to leave.
  • Lower School ONLY (Yellow and Blue tags) dismissal ends at 3:10.  Please be in line prior to 3:10.  
  • Middle and Upper School students are in class until 3:10. Purple and Green tags will not be permitted to enter the line early.  This creates a chaotic and unsafe situation for our school. If you arrive early, you will be asked to leave.
  • Middle and Upper School Dismissal line will be closed at 3:40.  If you arrive after 3:40, please park and walk up to pick up your child.
  • When the last car in the car line has been loaded, remaining students will be sent to ASCEND.

Dismissal lines for Kindergarten Students (blue tags) begin at 2:40// Cars may not enter the line before 2:20

Dismissal lines for K-5 Students (yellow tags) begin at 2:50// Cars may not enter the line before 2:20

Dismissal for any combination of Lower, Middle, and Upper School Students (purple tags) begins at 3:15 // Cars may not enter the line before 3:00

Dismissal for only Middle and Upper School Students (green tags) begins at 3:20//Cars may not enter the line before 3:05

arrival and dismissal

Use the chart above to determine which procedure you will follow for dismissal, including lane designations. Please refer to the maps and information posted on our website to familiarize yourself with the dismissal process prior to the first day of school.

If you have students in more than one grade level, you need to use the car tag that corresponds with your OLDEST child’s grade level.

Kindergarten ONLYBlue

Any combination of K-5 ONLYYellow 

Any combination  that includes Middle and Upper School Students →  Purple

ONLY Middle and Upper School Students →  Green