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Carpool Protocol

Greetings Griffin Family!

In order to ensure the safety of all of our students, faculty, staff, and parents, please read this document in its entirety. 

We are fully aware that carpool can be a stressful time, however, our main priority is the safety of our students, teachers, and volunteers. Please give yourself ample time to complete the carpool process, as there are no shortcuts once you are in line. 

There are only one entrance and one exit during carpool. We will have teachers and/or volunteers present throughout to expedite the process. Please follow any instructions you receive from those on-duty. Followed well, this process will be smooth and incident-free.

As mandated by the City of Frisco, we can never have a carline queue that overflows onto Frisco Street. We believe that following the plan provided here will keep cars off of Frisco Street while allowing us to keep pickup times at a minimum.

Each family will have one carline number.  It is important that students memorize their numbers. 9th and 10th-grade students do NOT have numbers unless they have younger siblings. 

Pull up to the farthest available cone. Your student can only exit your vehicle at an attended cone. Do not allow any student to exit your vehicle before you are stopped at a cone and your vehicle is in PARK. For safety, all students must exit only from the passenger/curbside side of the vehicle. Planning and organization will make exiting the vehicle a smooth process and will reduce stress. Please do not exit your vehicle, as there will be someone at each cone to open doors and greet your student. You must turn right (north) onto Frisco St. when exiting.

The campus will be opened at 7:30 am.  Do NOT drop off students earlier than 7:30 a.m.

Start Times:

K-5 at 7:45 a.m.

6-8  at 8:00 a.m.

9-10  at 8:20 a.m.

When dropped off K-8 students will go directly to their classrooms and 9-10 students will to the gym.  K-5 students may be dropped off on the backside of the buildings near the playground until 7:40. All other students need to be dropped off in front of the Lower School. Do not stop in front of the Upper School or the gym to drop off students.  Pull all the way around and do not get out of your car. We will have faculty available to assist students.


  • Pull up to the farthest cone

  • Put your vehicle in PARK

  • Be organized and ready

  • Have students exit from the passenger side

  • Turn right (north) onto Frisco St.


  • Let students exit before you arrive at a cone

  • Get out of your vehicle

  • Honk your horn or yell

  • Attempt to leave the line early or take a shortcut


You must have your carpool tag/number visible to those on-duty at the entrance. Numbers are recorded and relayed to on-duty teachers who are inside with the students.

As in morning drop-off, pull up to the farthest cone.  When you arrive at the cone, put your car in PARK. Once your student is in your car and secured with a seat belt/car-seat, please wait for the on-duty attendant to give the signal to exit. Do not attempt to go around the cones or leave before you are signaled to do so. 

When you exit the campus, YOU MUST TURN RIGHT (NORTH) ONTO FRISCO ST. Waiting to cross and turn left at the median will cause a backup and could be a safety hazard. 

If you have students whose carpools are at different times, you will pick them up during the latest carpool. For instance, if you have a second-grade student and a seventh-grade student, the second-grader will wait and go with the seventh-grader. Otherwise, you will go through the carpool line twice. If your student is not ready when their carpool cone is called, you must go through the carpool line again. Remind them to pay attention during carpool!

Release Times:

K-5 at 3:15 p.m.

6-8 at 3:30 p.m.

9-10 at 3:50 p.m.


High school parents, please do not arrive on campus until 3:50. If you arrive early, you will be asked to leave campus and return at the proper time.  High school students will not participate in carline but be released en masse at 3:50. If a ninth grader has a younger sibling or carpools with a younger student, the highschooler is responsible for going to the gym to retrieve the younger student and then find their ride home.

You cannot park at the Frisco Business Park at any time.

You cannot stop on Frisco Street at any time to drop off or to pick-up students.

You cannot turn left onto Frisco Street after leaving our campus.

Please follow the directions of all staff who are on carpool duty.

Please refrain from using your cell phone while carpool is active.

Do not get out of the carline to pass cars in front of you unless directed by staff to do so.

If you must remove your student/s early from school, please do so before 2:30.

Please display your carline number from your rearview mirror.

If your student is a walker, a signed parent release form must be on file in the office.  The parent must provide evidence that they live or work within a one-mile radius of the school.  For safety reasons, walkers will be released after the carline is over.

Only those people you have previously authorized may pick-up your student. If your student is riding home with another FCA Frisco family, you must send an email to the office and your student’s teacher at least 30 minutes prior to carpool authorizing that specific family to transport your student. 


  • Have your carpool tag/number visible

  • Have only previously authorized persons for pick-up

  • Email office prior to authorize other FCA family pick-up

  • Pull up to the farthest cone

  • Put your car in PARK

  • Secure students in seat belts/car-seats

  • Wait until the latest carpool for K-5 and 6-8 pick-up

  • Turn right (north) onto Frisco St.


  • Attempt to leave the cones or take a shortcut

  • Honk your horn or yell