Primary & Intermediate 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
Arrival/Morning Entrance begins at 9:05 a.m.
Tardy Bell - 9:15 a.m.
Dismissal for parent pickup is at 3:40 p.m.
Bus dismissal is at 3:45 p.m.
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 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.
Parents that park to pick up their child, should use caution as they cross the loop at the designated crosswalk.
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 SOUTH/MCCOY CENTER LOOP - Grades 1-3
Entrance to the south loop is accessed from Dublin-Granville Road for Primary School students in the blue, purple hallways. 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. The McCoy Loop is one way. You must exit the loop onto Dublin-Granville Road by turning right on the MS side of the loop. It is not permitted to go against traffic and exit out of the entrance on the McCoy side.
PRIMARY SCHOOL EAST/MAIN ENTRANCE LOOP - Grades 1-3
Entrance to the east loop is accessed from Route 605 for Primary yellow hallway students. 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.
DAYCARE BUS LOOP - Grades 1-3
Entrance for Primary and Intermediate Daycare buses is accessed from 605 by turning west into the entrance located at the Chatham Green Drive traffic light. All children should embark or disembark curbside only for safety.
NORTHSIDE LOOP/CHATHAM GREEN LOOP - Grade1-3
This driveway is located north of the Primary School gymnasium and is accessed from Route 605 for Primary students in the Green Hallway. 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.
*** Please Note: Families with multiple students in the Primary School will pick them up at the youngest student's spot. Older students will meet them there. For example, a family may have a first grade student in the purple hallway and a third grade student in the green hallway. The older student will walk to the first grade student's location (McCoy loop for purple hall).
Visitor & Volunteer Parking
There are two access points to the Primary school.. 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.”