Pick-up/Drop-off Information
Pick up and Drop off Reminder:

If you use this drop-off/pick up area, please use the below information to assist staff with making this area more effective for parents and safe for students.

Please pull as far forward as possible during both drop-off and pick-up times:  A red line is painted on the sidewalk for students’ safety so students can exit their cars and walk behind the painted red line until they get to the door they enter.   Regardless where students enter into the building, they can exit their car at any point and walk behind the red line to enter the building.  Staff will encourage students to stay behind the red line but it’s always helpful to remind students of this before they exit your vehicle.  I know that this is difficult if your son or daughter enters at the main entrance or second grade doors, but students can walk behind the red line to their door.  If you have students at both doors, please pull as far forward as possible and drop off all children at one time.  During pick-up time please follow the guidelines of pulling as far forward as possible and we will have your son or daughter walk behind the red line until your car has stopped.  Please encourage your child to point out your vehicle as you approach.

Early 5’s, kindergarten, and first grade will enter the building at 8:35: By having these grades enter the building using the doors located by the gym, students can line up and be ready to start their day.  All other grades enter the building using the front doors or the doors by the second grade classrooms at 8:40.

Please use the designated parking spots if you want to exit your vehicle during both pick-up and drop-off times:  I realize that we have limited parking but unless your son or daughter needs assistance with getting into your vehicle, please don’t exit your vehicle during pick-up and drop-off times.

Please only use the lane closest to the curb for drop-off and pick-up:   If we all work together with the drop-off and pick-up area, families will be able to move through the area more safely and effectively.  I realize that when there is a long line it can be tough to wait but having students walk between cars not only causes a dangerous situation, it impedes on the traffic waiting to exit the parking lot.

If you park your car, please get out of your vehicle and walk your child to the curb:  It’s very unsafe to allow your son or daughter to exit a vehicle and walk through the parking lot alone.  We have a large number of families who use our drop-off and pick-up lane each day so please if you choose to park, walk your child to the red line.

Please move through the parking lot at a slow rate of speed, especially during drop-off and pick-up times:  I realize that at the end of the day we are all very busy and would like to get out of the parking lot but when cars move too fast it, causes a very dangerous situation.

Thank you again for all your support to make our drop-off and pick-up routines run smooth and safe and efficient for our students, families, and staff!!

Robert Downey
Principal, Turrill Elementary School

785 South Elm Street Lapeer, MI 48446
Tel: 810-538-2379
Fax: 810-667-2470