St. Benedict's Episcopal School

678.279.4300

Main Campus | Preschool - 4th Grade |  2160 Cooper Lake Road SE | Smyrna, GA | 30080
South Campus | 5th - 8th Grade | 4295 Weaver Street SE | Smyrna, GA | 30080

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Carpool Directions

Our carpool procedures have been created to maintain the safety and health of our students, their families, and our staff.

General Carpool Directions

  • Cell phones are not to be used once carpool has begun.   

  • We will not place a child into a car while a cell phone is being used. 

  • If you arrive early for carpool, please turn off your engine while waiting for carpool to begin to minimize the air pollution.   

  • Please move with the flow of traffic, and do not pass other cars or block the driveway.

  • Please pull up close to the car in front of you to avoid big gaps in the car line so that we can load and unload the children efficiently to keep the line moving.

  • Always move your car as far forward as possible and stay in your car. The teachers will bring or release (depending on age of child) your child to your car once cars have stopped moving.

  • If you plan to leave your car unattended, please park in a designated space, turn off the engine, remove the keys and lock all doors.

  • Please do not leave your child unattended in a parked car. 

Carpool Behavior For Students & Parents

  • To ensure safety during carpool, children should remain on the sidewalk or in the safety zone while waiting for their vehicle.

  • They should not run or play.

  • A classroom teacher will call for the child or children.

  • Children should always enter cars on the driver’s side.

  • Children should not cross the driveway to meet an approaching vehicle.

  • During carpool and at all other times, please model safe behavior for your children.     

  • Please avoid conferring with teachers during carpool, as they are responsible for student safety at this time.

  • If you have a need or concern,  schedule a time to talk with teachers outside of carpool.

Hanger Tags

  • Each family will be given two plastic hanger tags.

  • We ask families to affix these facing outward on their rearview mirror.

  • Additional hanger tags are available for purchase at $6.00 each. 

  • Please email Ami Mayo (a.mayo@stbs.org) to order additional tags.  

  • These tags greatly expedite the carpool process and should be used for every carpool. 

  • If someone attempts to pick up a student without the proper hanger tag, they will be asked to park and provide proper identification in the St. Benedict’s Episcopal School office.

  • If the driver is not on the pick-up authorization for the student and parents are unreachable, the student will be sent to the Passport Program and will NOT be released to the driver.   

Morning Carpool

In order to expedite the morning carpool process, please have your children ready for drop off.  

 

  • Middle School 6th - 8th Grades

    • 7:45 - 8:00 am

  • Kindergarten - 5th Grades​​

    • 7:45 - 8:10 am 

  • Preschool

    • 8:30 - 8:45 am

 

If you arrive at school once the carpool line has been closed, please park and walk your child into the building.  You will need to sign your child in as tardy where they will receive a tardy slip to take to the homeroom teacher.

Afternoon Carpool

Monday - Thursday

  • Preschool carpool

    • 12:45 - 1:00 pm

  • Kindergarten carpool

    • 2:25 - 2:40 pm

  • South Campus carpool (4th - 8th Grades)

    • 3:15 - 3:35 pm

  • Main Campus carpool (1st - 3rd Grades)

    • 3:15 - 3:35 pm

 

Fridays Only

  • Carpool for both campuses and all grades Kindergarten - 8th is 2:25 - 2:45 pm

 

Early Release days

  • Preschool carpool begins at 11 am 

  • South and Main Campus carpool begin at 11:50 am

Authorized Pick-Up And Early Check-Out

  • Early check-outs are NOT permitted within 15 minutes before normal dismissal times as referenced above  

  • If you pick up your child early from school, you must park your car in the parking lot, come inside the office, sign them out and the office staff will call to have your child brought to you  

  • Please do not park in the carpool lane

  • To add or delete someone from your student's authorized pickup list via ParentsWeb follow these steps:

    • Log into ParentsWeb --> Web Forms --> Family Demographic Form --> Transportation Form

    • Be sure to click Save at the bottom 

  • To obtain a 5-digit pickup code and bar code for an authorized pickup person, email pickup@stbs.org   

  • When you delete someone from your student's authorized pickup list, please also email pickup@stbs.org to immediately alert us of the change

  • Last minute pickup changes are to be emailed before 12:00 pm to pickup@stbs.org or called in after 12:00 pm to 678.279.4300

  • To arrange a one-time pick up, such as an after-school play date, email pickup@stbs.org before 2 pm 

  • You may copy the homeroom teacher on the email, if you wish. 

  • Please include the following information in the email:

    • ​​The full name of the individual picking up the student

    • Relationship to the student (if any)

    • A description of their vehicle (if not an existing St. Benedict's School parent)

    • Phone number to reach a parent if there are any questions.