About Drop-Off and Pick-Up in Downtown

Aug 10, 2018 -- Posted by : admin

Navigating Downtown Statesville

Safety is our top priority in the mornings and afternoons. Please follow all applicable traffic laws. If you are unable to turn in to the car lines, do NOT stop in the middle of the road to wait. You must circle the block and come back around. If you are walking, utilize crosswalks instead of jaywalking. The Statesville Police Department may issue tickets for stopping in the roadway or parking in a no-parking zone prior to dismissal. Please don't stop early!

If you are parking in downtown and walking to the school, be sure to park only in public parking areas. Local businesses that own their parking lots will tow unauthorized vehicles. In particular, avoid parking in the City Center parking lot or using it as a cut-through to Cooper Street. City Center may tow unauthorized vehicles.

K-5 Drop-Off

K-5 Drop-Off is from 7:30-7:55am. During this time, you may drive through the car line to drop your student off with one of our staff members. Car line staff will assist your student in exiting the vehicle and ensure they make it in the door safely. Please work with your child to teach him/her how to buckle and unbuckle as this will help keep things moving. 

If you or another family member typically walk your student to school, please walk your student to the main entrance on East Broad Street. Walk-ups are not permitted at the back door / in car line for any reason. When walking through Downtown Statesville to ARS, please utilize crosswalks and follow all rules of the road. We understand this may add time to your commute; however, it's essential for student safety, and it's the law!

Please do not drop students off at the back door if there is nobody there to greet you. If this is the case, you will need to escort your student to the main entrance on East Broad Street and sign them in. Students should not be dropped off unattended. If you are arriving after 7:55am, you will need to sign your student in at the front office.

6-8 Drop-Off

6-8 Drop-Off is from 7:30-7:55am. During this time, you may drive through the car line on Cooper Street to drop your student off at the back door. Please note that the back door is locked promptly at 7:55am. Students arriving after 7:55am must be signed in at the front desk by a parent or guardian.

If your student typically walks or bikes to school, they may enter through the front or back doors. There is a public bike rack located on the sidewalk in front of the middle campus. Students who are walking or biking to school should be careful to follow all applicable traffic laws. Always use a cross-walk to cross streets in downtown.


K-5 Pick-Up

K-5 Pick-Up begins at 2:45 for K-2 students, and at 3:00 for 3-5 students. It ends at 3:15. We use the PikMyKid app for afternoon dismissal. This app allows our teachers to quickly see how a student is being dismissed (walker, car line, or afterschool), so they can ensure students arrive in the correct location for dismissal.

If you wish to walk up to pick up your student, please indicate in the PikMyKid app that your student is a walker. Changes can be permanent, one-time, or recurring. Changes must be entered no later than 2:00pm on the day of the change. We are unable to accommodate last-minute changes, and as a result you may be asked by walker area dismissal staff to return to your vehicle and go through the car line. Please note that you must present a car tag either on paper or digitally for your student to be released. No walk-ups are permitted at the back door or in the car line area at any time.

If you wish to utilize car line, please indicate in the PikMyKid app that your student is a car rider. Changes can be permanent, one-time, or recurring. Changes must be entered no later than 2:00pm on the day of the change. We are unable to accommodate last-minute changes, and as a result you may be asked by car line staff to park your vehicle and walk to the walker dismissal area on East Broad Street. Please note that you must present a car tag either on paper or digitally for your student to be released. Parents arriving without a car tag will need to present photo identification and may have to wait until dismissal is over to have their ID verified. Please do not enter the car line until 2:45pm, and remember that you must circle the block if you are unable to pull into the alley.

If you wish to help us with car line and walker area efficiency, you may "Announce" your arrival in the PikMyKid app when you enter car line. One of our staff will confirm your arrival and location in line when they see your car tag. Students cannot be released until your announcement has been confirmed by a staff member.

If you wish to delegate pick-up to another individual, please indicate this change in the PikMyKid app no later than 2:00pm on the day of the change. Changes can be permanent, one-time, or recurring. You will need to enter the individual's name, email address, and cell phone number. Once you have delegated pick-up, give the individual your car tag or instruct them to register for the PikMyKid app to access the digital car tag.


App Registration & Help

If you need to register for the parent app, please follow these instructions. Your mobile phone number entered during registration must match what the school has on file. If it does not match, you will be unable to access settings for your student.

If you need help with the PikMyKid app, email support@pikmykid.com. They will be able to assist you more effectively and efficiently than ARS staff can.

PikMyKid Parent User Guide


6-8 Pick-Up

6-8 Pick-Up begins at 3:15pm on Cooper Street behind the middle campus. Please do not enter the middle campus car line prior to 3:15pm. When entering car line, be sure to stay on the right side of Cooper Street. If you also pick up from the K-5 car line, please do not enter the 6-8 car line directly.

If you woud like to park and pick up your student, you may walk to the back gate on Cooper Street. Please do not pick up students from the front office unless absolutely necessary.

If your student will walk or bike home, please inform the office to place them on the walker list. Students may not travel home unattended without prior parent approval. Additionally, students who walk or bike on their own must travel directly to their home or a parent's place of business. Finally, students are not permitted to exit through the front door in the afternoon.

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