Display your school issued, PINK carpool number by HANGING it on the inside of your windshield. The St. James Spirit Store sells carpool clips, or, suction cup hooks from Office Depot, or a child’s clip-type clothes hanger works well. If you misplace your tag, you will need to request a new one in person at the school office.
Turn off ALL distractions! Send your child off in the morning and greet them in the afternoon with positive attention. Turn off the DVD player. It is difficult to get your child’s attention to get them in and out of the car if a show is playing. Please end your phone calls BEFORE you approach the school; Louisiana RS 32:300.8 prohibits the use of electronic communication devices in a school zone, with limited exceptions; violators are subject to a fine of $175.
Please STAY in your vehicle! Let the teachers load and unload your children. Also let your babysitters and grandparents know they need to remain in their cars when in line.
Pay attention and follow the deputy’s directions. It is a busy time of day and there are a lot of students to load and unload. The deputy is there to help us out and ensure everyone’s safety.
Do NOT cut in line! The front of the carpool line is on Fourth Street. The line wraps around to Convention and can go all the way to the interstate in the afternoon. Please do not enter the line from Fourth or Fifth Street (or any other side streets). Approach the school on Convention Street.
Pedestrians: Please cross the street at the corners! It is the law and for the children’s safety.
The ‘walk up’ carpool line is in front of the school steps on Convention Street. A teacher will come by often to write down your carpool number and call your child. Please keep siblings with you (not running around); we do not want a child falling in front of a vehicle.
If you are in a carpool ‘pool’, display the other family’s number alongside yours.
Keep the floorboard of your car free of debris! Please make sure trash is secured in your car. Falling paper, flying tissues, rolling pencils, tumbling cups, jumping dogs, etc. create a hazard for the teachers and children.
This is an important time in your child’s school day. Help us make it a safe and happy time for everyone by helping us stay efficient and on time!