Drop off & Pick up

TK - Kindergarten
1st - 5th grade
Daily Drop off: 8:00 - 8:15 am
Daily Pick Up: 1:45 - 1:55 pm
*Minimum Day Pick Up: 11:45 - 11:55 am
Daily Drop off: 7:45 - 8:00 am
Tuesday - Friday Pick Up: 3:00 - 3:10 pm
Monday Pick Up: 1:40 - 1:50 pm
*Minimum Day Pick Up: 11:30 - 11:40 am
       Daily morning care is available, free of change, for all ARCA students between          7:30 - 7:45am in the cafeteria. Parents must check students in by 7:40 am to access this support.
Drive Line - Drop-off & Pick-up Routine:
  • Pull up to the designated drop-off location. Please stay in your car when dropping off your child. (If parking, please look both ways when crossing the parking lot.)
  • Continuously drive forward until you are bumper to bumper with the car in front of you, unless directed otherwise by a school staff member. 
  • Have your child ready to exit the vehicle after you have stopped in the drop-off zone (jackets and backpacks on). If students need support getting out of the car, or if items need to be gathered from the trunk, please park to not stall the flow of traffic. 
  • Always have your child exit/enter the vehicle on the passenger side to ensure they are not walking into the flow of traffic. 
  • When it is safe to do so, and one car at a time, will make a U-turn at the far end of the parking lot and drive slowly back toward the exit gate. Be prepared to ONLY make a right-hand turn onto Hazel Avenue when exiting.

Please Do Not:

Cut in line to take an open spot to drop off your child.
Get out of the vehicle to help your child while driving through the traffic line.
Store your child’s backpack/belongings inside the trunk, if you do not plan to park.
Leave your car unattended anywhere in the traffic line.
Use drop off/pick up to have a conversation with staff. Instead, please call, email, or park and walk to the front office.
Park in non-designated areas of the parking lot, including the designated fire lane.
Park and Walk - Drop-off & Pick-up Routine
Park vehicles in spaces along the South end of the school property (see map).
Keep disabled parking spaces open for those in need,  in accordance with vehicle code.
Keep building/school staff designated parking spaces open.
Walk your child across the flow of traffic and safely along the pedestrian sidewalks to our designated school entrance.


*If parking in Radiant Church’s far back lot to walk students into and out of school, please monitor your student(s) and siblings at all times. As a reminder, Creek Oaks Ln (the street between ARCA and Radiant Church) is private and can not be used by ARCA families to drive through and park on. Families are able to wait for students outside of the black perimeter gate, in the gravel area, or at the blue picnic tables on the grass at arrival and drop off. 

* Please note that all of these are the “default procedures” applicable to most students. If a student with special needs requires modifications, please contact the Principal to work out an alternative procedure.