Car Line – Do’s & Don’ts

Safety is our number one priority. In order to ensure the safety of Cherokee students Car Line procedures will strictly be enforced. Parents, as members of the Cherokee Community we ask that you share in the responsibility of keeping our students safe, by learning our parking lot procedures and abiding by them.

  • Cell phone use is not permitted while driving in the parking lot. Focus on keeping students safe. This includes the hands- free options through most cars. Please keep your focus on safety, not on your phone conversation.
  • Use the crosswalks and set a safe example for all our students.
  • When parking, walk your student safely to the crosswalk and/or walking them to the front of the school.
  • Students are not allowed in the parking lot without an adult.
  • DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP IN THE PARKING LOT IS NOT PERMITTED. Be patient and use the Car Line.
  • DO NOT PARK IN ANY RESERVED SPOT at any time. These parking spots are reserved for families who have bought the space at our spring auction. DO NOT PARK IN THEM AT ANYTIME, OR BLOCK THEM BY PARKING OR STOPPING BEHIND THE SPOT.
  • DO NOT STOP AND GET OUT OF YOUR CAR IN THE CAR LINE! THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY RISK FOR YOU, YOUR CHILD AND OTHERS IN THE CARLINE.
  • DO NOT PUT BACKPACKS IN THE TRUNK AND GET OUT OF YOUR CAR IN THE CARLINE TO GET YOUR CHILD’S BACKPACK.
  • Wait in line on the south side of 56th Street, OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL ZONE, before Car line opens for pick-up.
  • Do not block 56th Street traffic before 3:15 PM so cars and buses can access the school.
  • Be patient. Do not enter the exit lanes and do not illegally pass cars in a school zone – it is a safety hazard.
  • Please RESPECT all Car line volunteers- they are volunteering their time to help keep our students safe.
  • Students should be ready to exit the cars before entering the car line with backpacks packed, zipped, and ready to go. This is a Stop, Drop and Roll.