For the 2015 - 2016 school year, PCY is initiating new carline procedures. You should have received a pick-up placard printed with your last name. Make sure it is placed on your dashboard and visible through your windshield when you arrive for afternoon pick-up. You must remain in your car while you wait for students to be released, even if you arrive 20 minutes before dismissal. Staff cannot take time to find parents that are chatting with others or looking for their children. As the student's last name is called, they will be directed toward the end of the pick-up area to get into the car. We will do our best to help students get in quickly and keep cars moving. Thank you for your support and cooperation. 

Supervision for students begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. If you must drop off or pick up outside of these hours, you must arrange for childcare.


Arrival Time

Start Time


A.M. Kinder

8:00 a.m.

8:10 a.m.

11:50 a.m.

P.M. Kinder

11:30 a.m.

11:20 a.m.

3:05 p.m.

Grades 1-3 Early Birds

8:00 a.m.

8:10 a.m.

1:50 p.m.

Grades 1-3 Late Birds

9:00 a.m.

9:10 p.m.

2:50 p.m.

Grades 4-6

8:00 a.m.

8:10 a.m.

2:50 p.m.

Transportation by Car

  • There are two carlines.

          a)  The circle driveway along Knight Way
          b)  The Gould gate

  • You must follow California state traffic laws at all times. Sheriffs periodically monitor the traffic and will give out tickets to those in violation of CA traffic laws.
  • Drivers are expected to adhere to the following rules for the safety of all:

          a)  Marked signs designate the drop off and pick up area. Children are allowed to exit only within the pairs of designated signs.

          b)  Parents can help expedite the flow of the carline by keeping good-byes brief and having children prepared to for a quick exit.
          c)  Drivers must stay seated in the car. If children need adult assistance with belongings, please pull forward to the parking zone beyond the drop off and pick up area.
          d)  Maintain the flow of carline. Do not park, double-park or leave your car for any amount of time in the drop off and pick up area.
          e)  Do not drop off or pick up your child in the staff parking lot.
          f)  Maintain a safe speed (5 mph) through the carline.
  • Children dropped off or picked up along Knight Way must use the designated crosswalks to cross the carline and/or street. Do not motion to your child to cross on their own.
Transportation by Walking or Biking
  • Families living West of PCY – Children walking or biking from the West of the PCY Campus should enter/exit the campus through the Gould Gate or the front office area.

    Exception: Late birds must enter the school through the Knight Way carline. Late birds may not arrive until 9:00 AM. They should enter the school by walking around the administration building and reporting to the lower playground where someone will be on duty to supervise them. Late birds are not to enter at the Gould Gate. 
  • Families living East of PCY – Children walking or biking from the East of the PCY campus should enter/exit the campus through the Knight Way/Oliveta Gate only. The reason for this is to keep children out of the parking lot and carline area.

  • Students in 4 – 6 grades may ride a bike if they have a signed bike permission slip (available in the office). Students who ride a bike are required by law to wear a helmet. If we find a student riding a bike and not wearing a helmet, we will inform the parents and may revoke the bike permit. Bikes must be locked and the school cannot be responsible for a lost or stolen bike.

Remember, when you choose to break the driving laws or PCY Traffic Procedures, you are modeling behavior that may be replicated by others parents and/or students. Please help us keep everyone safe and the carline running smoothly. Thank you for your attention and cooperation with the PCY Traffic Procedures.

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