Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up

This page provides student drop-off and pick-up procedures and parking information for the Wahsatch and Corona Campuses of The Vanguard School.  Additional information, including printed material and maps of the campuses, can be obtained from any of the building secretaries.

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Wahsatch Building Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Half-Day Kindergarten (Wahsatch Building)

Arrival: Drop-Off is from 7:30 to 8:00 AM.  Please do not drop off students prior to 7:30 A.M. as there will be no staff supervision before this time.  Parents arriving late must come into the building and sign in their child at the front office.  Always walk your child to/from the building, using the crosswalks.

Dismissal: Pick-Up is from 11:45 AM–12:00 PM Monday through Friday.  If you arrive after 12:00 PM, please park and walk in the front entrance to pick up your child.  Students who are not picked up by the end of dismissal are escorted to the front office (late fees will apply).

Full-Day Kindergarten WITH SIBLINGS in Grades 1 -3 (Wahsatch Building)

Arrival: Drop-Off is from 7:30 to 8:00 AM at the Wahsatch building along with the kindergarten student’s siblings.  Please do not drop off students prior to 7:30 A.M. as there will be no staff supervision before this time.  Parents arriving late must come into the building and sign in their child at the front office.  Always walk your child to/from the building, using the crosswalks.

Dismissal:Pick-Up is from 3:15-3:45 P.M.  Monday through Thursday, and 1:30-2:00 P.M. on Friday.  After this window of time, parents must come into the building and sign out their child at the front office.  Parents who walk into the building to pick up their child must wait at the reception area or in the Multi-Purpose space (when available) until dismissal starts to go down the hallway to pick up their child from the classroom.  Students who are not picked up by the end of dismissal are escorted to the office (late fees will apply).

Grades 1 -3 (Wahsatch Building)

Arrival: Drop-Off is from 7:30 to 8:00 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to 7:30 AM as there will be no staff supervision before this time.  Parents arriving late must come into the building and sign in their child at the front office.  Always walk your child to/from the building, using the crosswalks.

Dismissal: Pick-Up is from 3:15-3:45 PM  Monday through Thursday, and 1:30-2:00 P.M. on Friday.  After this window of time, parents must come into the building and sign out their child at the front office.  Parents who walk into the building to pick up their child must wait until dismissal starts to go down the hallway to pick up their child from the classroom.  Students who are not picked up by the end of dismissal are escorted to the office (late fees will apply).

Wahsatch Building Carline Procedures

You must adhere to the following procedures when using the carline:

  • The carline flows from west to east directly in front of the school building and turns RIGHT into the Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up lane on the east side of the building.  No left turn off of westbound St. Elmo Street into Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up lane in the driveway east of the building.
  • Please pull into the Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up lanes in the driveway on the east side of the building and on Wahsatch Avenue.  Do not let your child get out of the vehicle on St. Elmo Street.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times.  A staff member will come to retrieve your child from your vehicle, so please make sure they have their belongings gathered and are ready to exit from the right-hand side.
  • Turn right onto Wahsatch Avenue when exiting the Drop-Off/Pick-Up lane.  No left turn onto Wahsatch Avenue when exiting the Drop-Off/Pick-Up lane from the driveway east of the building.

Wahsatch Building Parking Procedures

You must adhere to the following procedures when parking:

  • Where parking is allowed:
    • On St. Elmo Street before the school (not in carline or small spot between the two parking lots)
    • On St. Elmo Street after Wahsatch Avenue
    • On the east side of Wahsatch Avenue (please adhere to the no parking areas and handicap areas.)
    • In the parking lot on the west side of the building by the shopping center
      Always walk your child to/from the building, using the crosswalks.
  • Where parking is not allowed:
    • In the staff parking lot where the Pick-Up/Drop-Off area is located for carline
    • In any other facility’s parking lot that is not associated with the school
    • In spaces reserved for the handicapped
    • Anywhere in the alley to the west of the grades K-3 (Wahsatch) building and between the shopping center and our school (where cars line up for Drop-Off and pick-up times)
    • On the west side of Wahsatch Avenue (north of St. Elmo Street)
    • Anywhere in the St. Joseph’s church parking lot
    • Anywhere that states parking is prohibited by law

A map of the Wahsatch Building (Half-Day Kindergarten and Grades 1-3) Drop-Off and pick-up locations has been provided here for your convenience.  Click on the image below to enlarge it for easier viewing.

Wahsatch Building (Half-Day Kindergarten and Grades 1-3) Drop-Off and Pick-Up Plan

(Effective: August 2018)

Southern Cross Building Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Full-Day Kindergarten WITHOUT SIBLINGS in Grades 1-3 (Southern Cross K Building)

Arrival: Drop-Off is from 7:30 to 8:00 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to 7:30 A.M. as there will be no staff supervision before this time.  Parents arriving late must come into the building and sign in their child at the front office.

Dismissal: Pick-up is from 3:15-3:45 PM  Monday through Thursday, and 1:30-2:00 P.M. on Friday.  After this window of time, parents must come into the Southern Cross building and sign out their child at the front office.  Parents who walk in to the building to pick up their child must wait until dismissal begins before going to their child’s classroom.  Students who are not picked up by the end of dismissal time are escorted to the Southern Cross Building front office area (late fees will apply).

Southern Cross Building Carline Procedures

You must adhere to the following procedures when using the carline:

  • Southern Cross Building Carline begins on southbound Wahsatch Avenue and continues onto westbound St. Elmo Street.
  • Enter the Drop-Off/Pick-Up area from the westbound lane on St. Elmo Street. DO NOT enter Carline Lane from eastbound St. Elmo Street.
  • Please pull into the student Drop-Off/pick-up lane directly east of and adjacent to the Southern Cross Kindergarten building.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times. Please DO NOT let your child get out of the vehicle. A staff member will come to retrieve your child from your vehicle; please make sure they have their belongings gathered and are ready to exit from the right-hand side.

Southern Cross Building Parking Procedures

You must adhere to the following procedures when parking:

  • Where parking is allowed:
    • On St. Elmo Street before the school (not in carline or small spot between the two parking lots)
    • On St. Elmo Street after Wahsatch Avenue
    • On the east side of Wahsatch Avenue (please adhere to the no parking areas and handicap areas.)
    • In the parking lot on the west side of the building by the shopping center
      Always walk your child to/from the building, using the crosswalks.
  • Where parking is not allowed:
    • In the staff parking lot where the Pick-Up/Drop-Off area is located for carline
    • In any other facility’s parking lot that is not associated with the school
    • In spaces reserved for the handicapped
    • Anywhere in the alley to the west of the grades K-3 (Wahsatch) building and between the shopping center and our school (where cars line up for Drop-Off and pick-up times)
    • On the west side of Wahsatch Avenue (north of St. Elmo Street)
    • Anywhere in the St. Joseph’s church parking lot
    • Anywhere that states parking is prohibited by law

A map of the Southern Cross Building Drop-Off and pick-up location has been provided here for your convenience.  Click on the image here to enlarge it for easier viewing.

Southern Cross Building (Half-Day Kindergarten and Grades 1-3) Drop-Off and Pick-Up Plan

(Effective: August 2018)

Corona Campus Arrival/Dismissal And Carline Procedures

Grades 4-6 Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Arrival: Drop-off is from 7:10-7:45 AM.  Please do not drop off students prior to 7:10 AM as their will be no staff supervision.  Parents arriving late must come into the building and sign in their child at the front office.

Dismissal: Pick-up is from 3:00-3:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 1:15-1:45 P.M. on Friday.  Parents arriving after these times must come into the building and sign out their child at the front office.  All students (including those with siblings) should be picked up at their respective campus, as there will be no walking between campuses.

Procedure:  When driving into the upper-level parking lot, there are two in-bound lanes.  The grades 4-6 lane is the left in-bound lane, and cars should turn into this lane immediately from Corona Avenue.  Halfway into the entrance, this lane splits into the carline lane (middle with junior high exiting right) and parking lane (left hand side).

The drop-off and pick-up zone for these grades is along the curbed area in front of Buildings A and B, designated with cross-hatching on the pavement.  Vanguard School staff will be present to assist your child(ren) in getting out of and into your vehicle.  Families may utilize any area where there is sidewalk space for drop-off and pick-up, but please remember to pull as far forward as possible when doing so.  For the safety of our students, please do not drop off or pick up children in the left lane.  If you wish to park and drop-off or pick-up your child(ren), utilize the appropriately marked crosswalk areas and accompany your child(ren) to and from the school building(s).

Grades 7-8 Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Arrival: Drop-off is from 7:15-7:45 AM.  Please do not drop off students prior to 7:10 AM as their will be no staff supervision.  Parents arriving late must come into the building and sign in their child at the front office.

Dismissal: Pick-up is from 3:00-3:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 1:15-1:45 P.M. on Friday.

Procedure:  When driving into the upper-level parking lot, there are two in-bound lanes.  Cars dropping off junior high students should turn into the far right lane.  Proceed down the road without passing until making the northward turn at the bottom of the hill toward the junior high dome.  Drop-off and pick-up can begin as soon as the sidewalk begins and can occur all along the paved sidewalk area.

Cars wishing to park or that have completed drop-off/pick-up may exit using the left-hand lane and proceed by departing via the lower lot.  The exit lane for junior high carline merges with the exit lane for the high school carline, so exercise caution.  Exiting from the lower lot onto Corona Avenue during drop-off /pick-up is right-turn only.

Grades 9-12 Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Arrival: Drop-off is from 7:30-8:00 AM.  Please do not drop off students prior to 7:30 AM as their will be no staff supervision.  Parents arriving late must come into the building and sign in their child at the front office.

Dismissal: Pick-up is from 3:15-3:45 PM Monday through Thursday and 1:30-2:00 P.M. on Friday.

Procedure:  Access the lower-level parking lot by taking Corona Avenue to the northern border of the Corona Campus and turning onto Park Lane.  From there, follow the road and turn right to follow along the curb where you may drop off your child(ren) wherever curb space is available.  Please make sure to pull as far forward as possible.

Cars wishing to park or that have completed drop-off/pick up may exit through the parking lot to depart.  The exit lane for the high school carline merges with the exit lane for the junior high.  High school families should yield accordingly.  Exiting from the lower lot onto Corona Avenue during drop-off /pick-up is right-turn only.

General Information and Reminders

  • The front (west) doors to The Vanguard School high school building (facing the upper-level parking lot) will be locked until 8:00 A.M.  All student arrivals must enter from the lower-level lot.
  • For children’s safety, there are to be no drop-offs or pick-ups on the access road leading to the lower-level parking lot (adjacent to the grass athletic field)
  • When exiting the Corona Campus from the upper-level parking lot, drivers in the left lane may proceed straight onto Hunter Avenue, or turn left onto Corona Avenue.  Drivers in the right lane must turn right onto Corona Avenue.
  • Observe and follow the directions of our crossing guards at all times.  This applies whether you are a driver or pedestrian, and whether you are a parent or child.
  • Drop-off and pick-up should occur only within carline or a designated parking space.
  • Crossing on the street or within parking lots may only occur in designated crosswalks.

Maps of the Corona Campus drop-off and pick-up locations have been provided here for your convenience.  Click on an image below to enlarge it for easier viewing.

Corona Campus (Grades 4-12) Drop-Off and Pick-Up Plan
(Effective: August 2018)
(Effective: August 2018)
Corona Campus - Upper Lot Drop-Off and Pick-Up Plan
(Effective: August 2018)
(Effective: August 2018)
Corona Campus - Lower Lot Drop-Off and Pick-Up Plan
(Effective: August 2018)
(Effective: August 2018)