Drop off & Pick up
Student Safety & Traffic Rules
To ensure our student safety and a smooth traffic flow, please follow the school's drop-off/pick-up rules and traffic flow maps. Thank you for your collaboration!
Van Slyke: Please do not block the alley, driveway, or public bus stop.
Como: Pedestrians must use the marked crosswalks when walking across Como Avenue to enter or exit the school building.
Drop off and Pick up map
The school provides school bus transportation with a contracted bus company. Many families have made carpooling arrangements. If you are interested in forming a carpool with TCGIS families, please visit our new carpooling website: tcgis-zuvon.org
Walking to and from school
Many students walk to school. Please be sure children walking on their own understand and practice safe pedestrian practices. If you wish to park in the neighborhood and walk students to school or pick them up on the courtyard for Walking Pickup, please avoid parking on Como Avenue and Van Slyke Avenue. There is ample street parking on Churchill, Oxford, Argyle and Jessamine.
Walking Pick-up is an efficient way to pick up students if you tend to arrive anytime between 3:00-3:15. Parents park on streets in the neighborhood and meet their children in the school courtyard at dismissal time. Please park on streets other than Como and Van Slyke.
Arrival & Pickup
School supervision is provided between the hours of 7:50 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for K-8 Monday through Friday. On Early Release Wednesdays in a typical year, supervision is provided between 7:50 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Students who are not picked up by 3:30 p.m. (or 1:00 p.m. on early-release days) will be brought to the Front Office. Please see the Family Handbook for further information.
In the first two weeks of a typical school year, Kindergarten parents will have the opportunity to walk their children to their classrooms. In this COVID-year, we will communciate different arrangements for Kindergarten parents. For pick-up, please follow the general pick-up rules.
Pick-up and Drop Off Recommendations
We acknowledge and appreciate that TCGIS is located on Waȟpékhute (wah-PEH-koo-tay) Dakota traditional, ancestral, and contemporary homeland, near Lake Medewaka, in the land now known as Minnesota (Mni Sota Makoce). Read our full TCGIS Indigenous Land Acknowledgement here.
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