Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Our main priority is the safety of students and staff. All rules and procedures are designed with this goal in mind, so please help us keep everyone safe, happy, and ready to learn by using patience and consistency during arrival and dismissal.

Car Rider Drop-Off /Pick-Up Guidelines

When dropping off or picking up students, please follow the traffic flow in the map below and all instructions of AGS staff.

► Key point: Always pull up to the very end of the diamond lane during arrival and dismissal to allow for as many cars as possible in the “U.” This alleviates congestion on Carlisle Rd.

As shown on the map (download PDF version), you will be directed to fill in the diamond lane. All cars will be instructed when to move by an AGS staff member during the designated arrival and dismissal times. 

For the safety of all, students should only enter or exit the car from the passenger side in the diamond lane. Once a child is picked up or dropped off, motorists can cautiously move from the diamond lane into the left passing lane. 

If you arrive after the start of school at 9 a.m., please park your car in the Early Childhood Lot off Danforth Dr. and walk your child into the building through the main office to sign him or her in tardy.

► Per Illinois Law (625 ILCS 5/12-601.1), “A person, regardless of age, may not use a wireless telephone at any time while operating a motor vehicle on a roadway in a school speed zone.”

Guidelines for Parents in Walking Distance to School

Stay on designated sidewalks and hold your child’s hand when crossing streets. All AGS students will enter and exit the building through the AGS door on the east side adjacent to the AGS parking lot. Upon arrival, staff will meet students at the main door and escort them to their classrooms.