Carpool & Safety
The safety of all students is one of the most important matters pertaining to school each day.
K-6th GRADE MORNING CARPOOL (7 to 8 a.m.)
Parents should drop-off students on Pinehurst Street and Belhaven Street (fifth and sixth grade only) next to the curb only, not into the streets. If you wish to walk your child in, please park in the Pinehurst Street parking lot.
KINDERGARTEN AFTERNOON CARPOOL (12:15 p.m.)
Parents should form a line along the curb of Pinehurst Street (westbound). Teachers will accompany children to their cars.
1st – 6th GRADE AFTERNOON CARPOOL
See Carpool Map below
***Kindergarten students who have an older sibling at FPDS may be picked up at the kindergarten door on the Pinehurst Street side at 2:40 carpool by a PARENT ONLY.
RAINY DAY CARPOOL
On rare occasions when tornado warnings or severe thunderstorms are present at 2:40 p.m., students will not be dismissed to stand outside in dangerous weather conditions. The school administration will send out a text message indicating that parents must come into the building to pick up their carpools. In addition, administration will place a red flag outside the kindergarten entrance and on Belhaven Street.
Security guards are posted on both the Belhaven and Pinehurst Street parking lots 24 hours a day. Cameras are also posted inside and outside the building. ALL doors remain locked. Parents will use a code or be buzzed in at one door at the Pinehurst Entrance and one door at the Belhaven Entrance
MORNING CARPOOL: 8 – 8:15 a.m. Parents should enter from the neighborhood on Belhaven Street heading TOWARD North State Street (westbound). Teachers will unload children from the cars under the covered walkway. If you wish to walk your child in before 8 a.m., please park in the Pinehurst Street parking lot.
AFTERNOON CARPOOL: Noon - 12:15 p.m. Parents should form a line along the curb of Belhaven Street heading TOWARD North State Street (westbound). Teachers will accompany children to their cars and assist with loading them in.
**Preschool students will also have the option to be accompanied to the kindergarten suite at 2:40 carpool, so that parents picking up older siblings may meet them there. Siblings are not permitted to pick up or drop off preschool students from their classrooms or the kindergarten suite for morning or afternoon carpool.
RAINY DAY CARPOOL: Because of the covered walkway at drop-off and pick-up, preschool rainy day carpool will remain the same as usual.
Preschool early room is available in the Youth House from 7:30 – 7:45 a.m. for no charge. A parent must walk your child into the Youth House; from 7:45 until 8 a.m. walk your child to his or her classroom. Park in the Pinehurst parking lot and enter the building by the school office.
Kindergarten - sixth grade students arriving in the mornings between 7 and 7:30 a.m. are kept under administrative supervision in the cafeteria.
At 7:30, kindergarten students are dismissed to their classrooms, and first through sixth graders are dismissed to each grade’s “early room” until 7:45.