HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
A NOTE FROM WAY TO GO
PCK CARPOOL PROCESS
#2 – Each afternoon carpool window will have a specific color-coded sign given out at the fall Open House. Your assigned carpool loop and afternoon pick-up time are determined by the grade of the youngest child in the carpool. Always use the same loop for both drop-off and pick-up.
#3 – All cars must display the appropriate color-coded sign that reflects the designated carpool loop, time, and last name of the youngest rider. ONLY CARS DISPLAYING THE APPROPRIATE COLOR WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE PARKING LOT DURING EACH CARPOOL WINDOW. This is a critical element in the smooth flow of our process; DO NOT COME EARLY, we are not able to accommodate cars that arrive before their designated shift. Riders will not yet be outside waiting in the loading areas AND there will be nowhere in the parking lot for extra cars to wait.
#4 – Students will be led outside by the classroom teacher at their assigned release time – 3:10, 3:20, or 3:30. They will be waiting in their designated loop for pick up.
** Carpool registration can be done by filling out the online form here, or through the online Express Check-In process parents complete when registering students for school each July. During the fall Open House in August, please come to the carpool information table to make your color-coded carpool signs, pick up maps if needed, and get answers to your specific questions.
Loading and unloading will always be done on the right side of the vehicle. Unloading or loading on the left side of the vehicle puts children at risk from cars pulling around to exit.
Cell phones should not be in use during the loading process. Please hang up before entering the loading zone.
Drive cautiously and slowly throughout the entire carpool process.
North Carpool Loop – No parking or waiting is allowed on the two-lane Centennial Drive. Do not make a left turn from Centennial Drive into the parking lot during the morning or afternoon carpool process. Centerpark Loop is one way only, turn right only. Do not block driveways or streets.
South Carpool Loop – No parking or waiting is allowed on Pine Drive – it is a no parking zone and you can/will be ticketed. For safety, do not make a left hand turn out of the parking lot onto Pine Drive.
Please be courteous and follow all directions from PCK staff while in carpool. This keeps everyone safe and helps the process flow smoothly.
We are very pleased with the efficiency and convenience this carpool system affords us. Thank you for doing your part by arranging your carpools early and having younger students practice quickly buckling and unbuckling their safety seats. All families new to PCK will be given instructions and assistance, and someone may even contact you about joining or forming a carpool.
To reduce parked cars and confusion leading up to afternoon carpool, parents needing to pick up children earlier than the assigned time for your carpool are asked to do so at the front office by 2:45pm.
Some of our students use the Parker Call-n-Ride service through RTD. This may be an option for your family.
If you have questions and/or concerns about our drop off or pick up process, please contact our carpool coordinator at 303-840-7070.