Arrival and departure on campus will be facilitated by a new app called SchoolPass, a student safety and communications platform which Duchesne will use to automate, expedite, and manage student arrival, attendance, and dismissal. Parents will have the ability to make real-time updates to their child’s arrival and dismissal plans using the SchoolPass app on their mobile device, including giving permission for alternate persons to pick-up in carpool. This new system will allow us to streamline dismissals and maintain physical distance between students while they wait to be picked up.
Daily drop-off and pick-up for all divisions will be via carpool only. Parents will not be allowed to park and walk in with their child(ren) at this time.
In order to streamline arrival and reduce traffic congestion, each grade level must arrive during their designated timeframe and use their assigned entrance. See below for information about early arrivals. Families who have daughters in multiple divisions should drop off at the time and location of the youngest child.
Pre-K3/Pre-K4: Drop off is located at the Lower School circle. Students may enter the building between 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. using the side entrance at the Petite Hearts playground and go directly to the classrooms. Teachers will help escort students to the classrooms.
Kindergarten – 4th Grade: Drop off is located at the Lower School circle. Students may enter the building between 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. using the Lower School entrance and go directly to their classrooms.
Middle School: Drop off is at the Wilkinson Family Library hallway entrance for all Middle School students. Students may enter between 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. and go directly to their advisory classrooms.
Upper School: Drop off is located at the Wilkinson Family Library hallway. Students may enter between 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and go directly to their A bin classroom or a marked sit spot location. Students who drive should park in the parking garage.
Lower School students who are registered for Extended Morning may arrive between 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. using the entrance to the gym outside the Lower School entrance.
Upper School students may not enter the building prior to 8 a.m. except for special circumstances and with prior approval.
Upper School students who arrive late and park their car in the garage should enter through the Lower School entrance. Late arrivals who are dropped off should enter through the Agee Reception Center.
Families who have daughters in multiple divisions should pick up at the time and location of the oldest child. All families must remain in their vehicles and use the carpool lanes. There will be no parking in the garage.
Lower School: Students will remain in their classrooms and report to the Lower School circle when notified by a faculty/staff member that their vehicle has arrived at the carpool circle. Dismissal will begin at 3:15 p.m.
Middle School: Students will remain in their classrooms and report to the Lower School circle when notified by a faculty/staff member that their vehicle has arrived at the carpool circle. Dismissal will begin at 3:25 p.m.
Upper School: Students will be picked up at the Wilkinson Family Library hallway exit. Dismissal will begin at 3:45 p.m.