Carpool

The main focus of the procedures that we have set in place is to maintain an arrival and dismissal system that is safe, and also efficient and courteous to the parish and school community, and our surrounding neighbors. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way.

Carpool Assignments

  • Families with a last name beginning with A-M will be placed in the front lot. If your family exits towards Route 28, please park in Bay 1.  If your family exits towards Stonewall Road, please park in Bay 2.
  • Families with a last name beginning with N-Z will be placed in the back lot.


All Saints Carpool – Front Parking Lot

Morning Carpool – Front 

  1. For morning carpool, families have the choice to drop off in either the front or back lot. The exception to this is families with Pre-Kindergarten students; we ask that these students are dropped off only in the back lot due to the close access to the classrooms.
  2. Front Parking Lot for carpool must turn into the property at the Stonewall Road entrance by the Parish Activity Center.
  3. Upon entering the property, cars bear right and head straight into the carpool line marked by traffic cones.
  4. Students are dropped off in front of the parish office where they are greeted by All Saints staff and student safety patrols to insure the safety of everyone in carpool.
  5. After safely exiting their vehicles, students walk toward the Courtyard, past the Statue of the Blessed Mother, and into the school by way of the breezeway doors.
  6. After dropping off children, drivers exit the front parking lot at the Center Street/Route 28 exit. All drivers must turn right at the stop sign onto Center Street/Route 28.
  7. Children may not be dropped off prior to 7:40 AM unless escorted to Extended Day by their parent/guardian. Students are asked to begin arriving through carpool at 7:40 AM and be present in their classrooms when the bell rings at 8:00 AM.

Afternoon Carpool – Front

  • Closing prayer will take place at 3:00 PM with students exiting the building shortly thereafter.
  • School staff and safety patrols will be on hand to monitor the parking lots to insure the safety of everyone in carpool.

Dismissal for Elementary and Middle School Families

Parents assigned to the Front Parking Lot, according to the list provided at the beginning of the school year, will arrive prior to dismissal and park in rows in the area in front of the Parish Office and Parish Activity Center (PAC).

To increase efficiency, parents are asked to park in accordance to their exiting preference:

  • Those wishing to exit via Route 28/Center Street should park in Bay 1.
  • Those wishing to exit via Stonewall Road should park in Bay 2.

Parents are assigned a parking bay to create a sense of predictability for students especially for Rainy Day Dismissals. It is very important that parents park only in their assigned area, i.e. front vs. back parking lots, as the system has been organized based on the total capacity for each parking area.

Once student dismissal begins, students dismissing to the front of the school will gather in the Parish Courtyard. Assembled by grade level in lines facing the Parish Activity Center, the students will await their parents who will walk from their cars into the Courtyard via the sidewalk leading to the PAC.

Parents will pick up their children in the Courtyard and continue to walk around the perimeter of the Courtyard before returning to their cars.

In an effort to ensure the safety and security of our students, children will only be released to their parents and approved rides via the organized dismissal system.  Parents will not be permitted to pull their children from class lines as they exit the building or pick them up outside the main entrance at dismissal time.

Once students and families are safely in their vehicles, drivers will be dismissed beginning with the lane closest to the exit following the practice of “first in, first out.”

  • For example, in Bay 1, the first row of vehicles closest to the church will exit first and be followed by the remaining rows.
  • In Bay 2, the last row which is nearest Stonewall Road, will be dismissed first. Parents who arrive late will continue to queue behind the rows of parked cars and proceed to Bay 1 once the lanes are clear.Reminder: When entering and exiting the property, please use right turns only. This will minimize the traffic on Stonewall Road and help us to maintain a positive relationship with our neighbors.

Dismissal for Pre-Kindergarten Students

To eliminate the need for Pre-Kindergarten parents with siblings to walk across the Courtyard to pick-up additional children prior to returning to their cars, siblings and carpool companions of Pre-Kindergarten students will exit the front doors of the school at dismissal immediately following the Pre-Kindergarten children. They will report to the dismissal area used for the Pre-Kindergarten, i.e. the sidewalk directly adjacent to the driveway across from the church.  After the Pre-Kindergarten parents have picked up their children at that location, they will return directly to their cars parked in front of the church.

Important Notes:

  • Parents may not park on Stonewall Road or surrounding areas. All parents/guardians are expected to participate in the school organized carpool system. For the safety of all students and personnel, the cooperation of all parents is required.
  • Parents whose children will be walking to and from school are asked to provide written authorization to the office on Orientation Day. Students who walk home from school will be escorted to the end of the school property by an All Saints staff member. Any students needing to cross Stonewall Road will be supervised during the crossing.
  • Students who choose to ride bicycles to school must enter the property via the driveway adjacent to the Knights of Columbus building or the path adjoining the faculty parking lot. Upon entering the property, all students must dismount and walk along the edge of the driveway/sidewalk to the bicycle rack located behind the school. All students must wear a helmet and follow the guidelines established by city of Manassas and the state of Virginia.
  • Students who remain after school for clubs and activities must report directly to the moderator’s room so they can be supervised until the activity begins. When the activity adjourns, the teacher/moderator will escort the students to the front door of the school where they will meet their parents. If students have not been picked up within 10 minutes, the teacher/moderator will escort them to Extended Day.
  • If there is a change in your arrangements for dismissal, please notify your child’s homeroom teacher in writing. Students will not be released to other drivers or allowed to walk home without parent permission. Parents who wish for their child to walk or ride a bicycle home must submit a note to the homeroom teacher and school office.
  • For the safety of students and families participating in the dismissal process, parents are asked to refrain from bringing pets through the carpool lines. This will reduce the potential for allergic reactions among students, and allow for an efficient and safe dismissal from school.
  • Parents are reminded to refrain from using cell phones while operating their vehicles in the parking lots. With many students, parents and staff walking across the parking lot at dismissal, it is important that parents not be distracted while driving their vehicles.
  • In that our carpool system brings together many people, it is a time for discussion and community building. However, once dismissal actually begins, we ask that parents wrap up conversations so that complete attention may be directed to the children and we may avoid any unnecessary delays.
  • Carpool/Parish Office Courtesy –Each afternoon as the school prepares for dismissal, important meetings and discussions take place in the parish office. Some of the meetings are particularly sensitive, such as in the case of parish staff assisting a family in the planning of a funeral for a loved one. Out of respect for the ministries that operate out of the parish office, parents are asked to closely supervise their children to insure that any games or noise outside the parish facility are not disruptive. Everyone’s cooperation in maintaining an atmosphere of respect and consideration is appreciated.
  • Some traffic challenges are the result of cars left unattended in the carpool lanes. Parents are asked not to delay in returning to their vehicles after picking up their children so the exit from the parking lot may begin promptly and efficiently.
  • When arriving for afternoon dismissal, parents are reminded to use great caution when exiting vehicles. We recommend that parents not open their doors until the next row of cars has arrived in the adjacent parking spaces.
  • For the safety of all involved, drivers are asked not to exit the carpool lines unless directed by a staff member to do so. Teachers only wave drivers forward after verifying that the adjacent lanes are clear of pedestrian traffic.
  • Due to the business of the closing of a school day, parents wishing to sign out their children at the end of the day must do so by 2:45 PM. In accordance with this policy, the office staff will not call students to the office after 2:45 PM.

Parking:

  • It is important that parents park only in those areas identified for our carpool system.
  • Those volunteering in the school during the day are asked to park in front of the church. Please refrain from parking in the lot across from the priests’ parking area (Lot #2), since this section is reserved for parish staff.
  • Parents are asked not to park beyond the carpool area. Though doing so does allow for a quick departure, it is not fair to the parents who patiently participate in carpool each day nor does it communicate a positive message to the children.

Rainy Day Dismissals

On days when inclement weather occurs during dismissal, students will be dismissed using the carpool system in a different manner than it is regularly used. Here are some points to keep in mind on these rainy day dismissals:

  • Park in the assigned parking bays as usual.
  • Parents will be asked to stand directly in front of the row of cars in which their vehicles are parked.
  • Students will exit the building in an orderly fashion and look for their parents standing at the front of a row in their assigned bay.
  • Students will walk directly to their parents from the Courtyard area.
  • Faculty members will be present to monitor this process and there will be an assigned staff member on both sides of the building to gather and supervise those students who do not immediately see their parents.
  • Dismissal of bays will proceed as usual when all cars have been loaded.

 


 

All Saints Carpool  – Back Parking Lot

Morning Carpool – Back

  1. For morning carpool, families have the choice to drop off in either the front or back lot. The exception to this is families with Pre-Kindergarten students; we ask that these students are dropped off only in the back lot due to the close access to the classrooms.

 

  1. Families dropping off in the Back Parking Lot for carpool must turn into the property at the Stonewall Road entrance by the Knights of Columbus Hall.
  2. Upon entering the property, cars bear right and head straight into the carpool line marked by traffic cones.
  3. Students are dropped off at the back sidewalk where they are greeted by All Saints staff and student safety patrols to insure the safety of everyone in carpool.
  4. After safely exiting their vehicles, students walk down the sidewalk to the breezeway doors.
  5. After dropping off children, drivers exit the back parking lot onto Stonewall Road.
  6. Children may not be dropped off prior to 7:40 AM unless escorted to Extended Day by their parent/guardian. Students are asked to begin arriving through carpool at 7:40 AM and be present in their classrooms when the bell rings at 8:00 AM.

Afternoon Carpool – Back

Closing prayer will take place at 3:00 PM with students exiting the building shortly thereafter.

School staff and safety patrols will be on hand to monitor the parking lots to insure the safety of everyone involved in carpool.

Dismissal for Elementary and Middle School Families

Parents assigned to the Back Parking Lot, according to the list provided at the beginning of the school year, will arrive prior to dismissal and park in rows in the area in front of the playground.

To increase efficiency, when the rows closest to the playground are filled, parents are asked to park across the parking lot facing the playground by the sidewalk.

Parents are assigned a parking bay to create a sense of predictability for students especially for Rainy Day Dismissals. It is very important that parents park only in their assigned area, i.e. front vs. back parking lots, as the system has been organized based on the total capacity for each parking area.

Once student dismissal begins, students dismissing to the back of the school will gather on the sidewalk. Assembled by grade level in lines facing the parking lot, the students will await their parents who will walk from their cars to the sidewalk leading to the students.  Cones and stanchions will be present to help guide parents.

Parents will pick up their children and continue to walk around the cones and stanchions before returning to their cars.

In an effort to ensure the safety and security of our students, children will only be released to their parents and approved rides via the organized dismissal system.  Parents will not be permitted to pull their children from class lines as they exit the building or pick them up outside the main entrance at dismissal time.

Once students and families are safely in their vehicles, drivers will be dismissed beginning with the lane closest to the exit following the practice of “first in, first out.”

Important Notes:

  • Parents may not park on Stonewall Road or surrounding areas. All parents/guardians are expected to participate in the school organized carpool system. For the safety of all students and personnel, the cooperation of all parents is required.
  • Parents whose children will be walking to and from school are asked to provide written authorization to the office on Orientation Day. Students who walk home from school will be escorted to the end of the school property by an All Saints staff member. Any students needing to cross Stonewall Road will be supervised during the crossing.
  • Students who choose to ride bicycles to school must enter the property via the driveway adjacent to the Knights of Columbus Hall or the path adjoining the faculty parking lot. Upon entering the property all students must dismount and walk along the edge of the driveway/sidewalk to the bicycle rack located behind the school. All students must wear a helmet and follow the guidelines established by city of Manassas and the state of Virginia.
  • Students who remain after school for clubs and activities must report directly to the moderator’s room so they can be supervised until the activity begins. When the activity adjourns, the teacher/moderator will escort the students to the front door of the school where they will meet their parents. If students have not been picked up within 10 minutes, the teacher/moderator will escort them to Extended Day.
  • If there is a change in your arrangements for dismissal, please notify your child’s homeroom teacher in writing. Students will not be released to other drivers or allowed to walk home without parent permission. Parents who wish for their child to walk or ride a bicycle home must submit a note to the homeroom teacher and school office.
  • For the safety of students and families participating in the dismissal process, parents are asked to refrain from bringing pets through the carpool lines. This will reduce the potential for allergic reactions among students, and allow for an efficient and safe dismissal from school.
  • Parents are reminded to refrain from using cell phones while operating their vehicles in the parking lots. With many students, parents and staff walking across the parking lot at dismissal, it is important that parents not be distracted while driving their vehicles.
  • In that our carpool system brings together many people, it is a time for discussion and community building. However, once dismissal actually begins, we ask that parents wrap up conversations so that complete attention may be directed to the children and we may avoid any unnecessary delays.
  • Carpool/Parish Office Courtesy –Each afternoon as the school prepares for dismissal, important meetings and discussions take place in the parish office. Some of the meetings are particularly sensitive, such as in the case of parish staff assisting a family in the planning of a funeral for a loved one. Out of respect for the ministries that operate out of the parish office, parents are asked to closely supervise their children to insure that any games or noise outside the parish facility are not disruptive. Everyone’s cooperation in maintaining an atmosphere of respect and consideration is appreciated.
  • Some traffic challenges are the result of cars left unattended in the carpool lanes. Parents are asked not to delay in returning to their vehicles after picking up their children so the exit from the parking lot may begin promptly and efficiently.
  • When arriving for afternoon dismissal, parents are reminded to use great caution when exiting vehicles. We recommend that parents not open their doors until the next row of cars has arrived in the adjacent parking spaces.
  • For the safety of all involved, drivers are asked not to exit the carpool lines unless directed by a staff member to do so. Teachers only wave drivers forward after verifying that the adjacent lanes are clear of pedestrian traffic.
  • Due to the business of the closing of a school day, parents wishing to sign out their children at the end of the day must do so by 2:45 PM. In accordance with this policy, the office staff will not call students to the office after 2:45 PM.

Parking:

  • It is important that parents park only in those areas identified for our carpool system.
  • Those volunteering in the school during the day are asked to park in front of the church. Please refrain from parking in the lot across from the priests’ parking area (Lot #2), since this section is reserved for parish staff.
  • For the safety of the children, it is important that each family participate in the school organized carpool system. Similarly, parents are asked not to park beyond the carpool area. Though doing so does allow for a quick departure, it is not fair to the parents who patiently participate in the carpool each day nor does it communicate a positive message to the children.

Rainy Day Dismissals

On days when inclement weather occurs during dismissal, students will be dismissed using the carpool system in a different manner than it is regularly used. Here are some points to keep in mind on these indoor dismissal days:

  • Park in the assigned parking bays as usual.
  • Parents will be asked to stand directly in front of the row of cars in which their vehicles are parked.
  • Students will exit the building in an orderly fashion and look for their parents standing at the front of a row in their assigned bay.
  • Faculty members will be present to monitor this process and there will be an assigned staff member on both sides of the building to gather and supervise those students who do not immediately see their parents.
  • Dismissal of bays will proceed as usual when all cars have been loaded.