Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

  • Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

    Parents who drop off or pick up children for school should plan to arrive in time to drop off or collect students at your building’s designated time. We ask all drivers to please pull up as far as possible in the waiting lines to allow for the children to be dropped-off and picked-up in the most efficient way possible. A tall white sign marked with the New Albany logo is at the furthest most point of our loops to designate the initial drop off/pick up point.

    To ensure the safety of all students, please observe the following:

    • Remain in your vehicle.
    • Children must leave/enter your vehicle on the curb side only.
    • Patiently wait in line – our goal is to always have our children arrive and leave school in the safest way possible.
    • If your child is already with you, please remain in line to await your turn to leave the pick-up/drop-off circle.
    • If you need to meet your child personally at the building, please park your car in the appropriate lot. For the Primary School, that is the lot between the McCoy Center and the Middle School. For the Intermediate School, that is the lot behind the Primary gymnasium.

      PLEASE NOTE: Traffic in all loops must continue to flow. Cars may stop just long enough to safely load or unload children. To prevent accidents, only one lane or line of cars is permitted. Please exercise patience and courtesy to keep our students safe.

    PRIMARY SCHOOL/MCCOY LOOP - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Students

    Entrance to the south loop is accessed from Dublin-Granville Road for Primary School students in grades 1, 2 and 3. Older siblings in grades 4 and 5 may also be dropped off at this loop adjacent to the south doors. Parents may not park in the loop. The pick-up and drop-off process must be continuous. All children should embark or disembark curbside only for safety. Parents who need to enter the building must locate a parking space in the adjacent lot. This can be done by traveling through the entire loop and then parking in an ope spot. Please do not park in the staff designated spaces. The Primary/McCoy Loop is one way. You must exit the loop onto Dublin-Granville Road by turning right at the McCoy entrance.  It is not permitted to go against traffic and exit left out of the entrance to the McCoy.

    DAYCARE BUS LOOP - Grades 1-5
    Entrance to the loop is accessed from 605 for Primary and Intermediate School Daycare buses. Parents may not park in this loop.  All children should embark or disembark curbside only for safety. Parents who need to enter the building must locate a parking space in the visitor parking spaces.    

    INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL/CHATHAM LOOP - 4th, 5th, 6th Grade Students

    This driveway is located north of the Primary School gymnasium and is accessed from N. High St. (Route 605). NOTE: If students in grades 4 and 5 have brothers or sisters in grades 1-3, it is suggested that all children in the family should be dropped off or picked up at the south loop between the McCoy Center and the Middle School. We are trying to keep things consistent. The pick-up and drop-off process must be continuous. All children should embark or disembark curbside only for safety. Parents who need to enter the building must locate a parking space in the visitor lot. Parent volunteers may find available parking in this vicinity.

    Special Note:
    MORNING INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 6TH GRADE DROP OFF FOR ELECTIVES
    (Formerly the Middle School Parent Drop Off/Pick Up Loop) 

    Entrance to the south lot is accessed from Dublin-Granville Road for all 6th grade students as their first class is an elective that will be held in the Middle School. There will not be supervision for 6th graders in the Intermediate School prior to their scheduled elective class at 8:00 AM. If your child needs to purchase a grab-n-go breakfast option, they may enter the Intermediate School from the playground side before arriving to their Elective.  Parents may not park in the loop.  The pick-up and drop-off process must be continuous.  All children should embark or disembark curbside only for safety.  Parents who need to enter the building must locate a parking space in the adjacent lot (the first lot on the left upon entering the driveway).  Please do not park in the staff designated spaces.


    Visitor & Volunteer Parking

    There are two access points to the Intermediate & Primary school buildings. Please observe the traffic directional signs and exercise caution and courtesy.

    Primary Main Entrance Drive

    Accessed from Route 605, the main driveway permits entry to New Albany Primary School.

    *PLEASE NOTE: During the school day, parking is NOT permitted along the curbs around the oval in front of the main entrance. Parking is permitted in official parking spaces only. Please do not park in areas designated for school staff – these spaces are numbered or marked as “RESERVED.”

    Primary Side Entrance Drive

    Accessed from Old Dublin-Granville (McCoy Center), permits entry to New Albany Primary School.

    Intermediate Main Entrance Drive (In front of the Intermediate School)

    Accessed from Route 605 by turning on Kardules Fields Way, the main driveway permits entry to New Albany Intermediate School.  

    *PLEASE NOTE: BUS LOOP INFO: During the school day, parking is NOT permitted along the curbs in front of the main entrance or in the bus spaces at the Intermediate School. Parking is permitted in official parking spaces only. Additional parking can be found behind the Primary gymnasium. You will need to enter the main entrance doors. Please do not park in areas designated for school staff – these spaces are numbered or marked as “RESERVED.”

    Intermediate Side Entrance Drive

    Accessed from Route 605 by turning on Chatham Green Dr., permits entry to New Albany Intermediate School.