This post is intended to help you learn about new processes for dropping off or picking up your students at our CSCSHC buildings. Please take extra care in studying the maps in this post before using one of our carlines at a Southern Hancock school building.
Community Relations Director Wes Anderson spoke with the principal of each building to review these procedures. Please see the video below for a more detailed explanation of each building than the post below contains.
(If you would like to skip ahead in the video to your specific building, please go to the following times: NPJH 00:55, NPI 6:30, SCE 12:30, NPHS 18:20, Buses 23:30.)
New Palestine High School
In the interest of student safety, district and NPHS administrators have decided to close gates in the NPHS parking lot to deter drivers from using the lot as a through street.
Please note that drivers must exit the lot in the same direction they entered due to the closure of gates, indicated in yellow on this map. All visitors who plan on entering the building are encouraged to enter from US 52 and park in the northern portion of the lot.
Drivers dropping off or picking up students may do so from either direction, however, they must exit the same way they came in. Please note the U-turn loops in the map above.
- If you are using the northern loop from US 52, please pull all the way around the U-turn to the gate near the auditorium entrance before dropping off your student.
- If you are using the southern loop from 500W, please drop off at the front entrance before making your U-turn to exit.
Staff and students are encouraged to enter from 500W and park in the southern portions of the lot. Staff will to park in the area shaded in purple. Students will park in the areas shaded in blue. There is additional parking available in the brown areas for students and staff to use after entering from US 52.
NOTE FOR NEW PALESTINE ELEMENTARY FAMILIES: All traffic going to NPE must enter from 500W. There is not a way to access NPE or the administration building by entering the NPHS lot from US 52.
New Palestine Junior High
All traffic entering NPJH for carline drop off or pick up must use the southern-most entrance into Sugar Creek Elementary. Do not attempt to join the car line from the road between the two buildings.
The carline will form at the end of the sidewalk on the west side of NPJH and then stretch backward from there into the SCE parking lot. This process is the same in the morning and afternoon. At 7:15 a.m., carline dropoff will begin. No students will be allowed inside NPJH before 7:15 a.m. Carline pickup in the afternoon will begin at approximately 2:40 p.m.
Please see this video which specifically focuses on the NPJH procedure:
After a student has been dropped off or picked up, the driver will make a U-turn in the northern portion of the carline area and then exit using the middle road between NPJH and SCE. Please note that for safety reasons, this middle road between the two schools is a one-way exit.
Please take note of this change and use this middle road as an exit only.
Bus parking at NPJH will be on the south side of the building near Doors 11 and 12 as indicated in the map above. Please do not drive through the bus parking area while buses are present.
New Palestine Intermediate
NPI will use two different procedures for drop off and pick up.
In the morning, car riders may enter from the NPJH side on 600W (the blue loop in the map below) or from the NPI front entrance on 200N (the green loop in the map below.)At 7:30 a.m., dropoff will begin. Upon completion of student drop off, drivers must exit the same way they came in.
In the afternoon, pickup will only go in one direction. This is due to an increased number of buses and concerns about traffic backup on 200S.
Drivers picking up students in the afternoon may ONLY enter from the NPJH side on 600W. Cars will pull into the northern-most loop (the green loop in the morning) and wait for dismissal. After pickup is complete, all traffic must exit to 200S.
Buses at NPI will enter from 200S and use the east side of the building to pull into the southernmost parking lot in the morning and in the afternoon, as indicated in the map above. As buses exit the lot after drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon, please be courteous in allowing them to exit the lot and begin their routes. Please do not drive into the bus parking area while buses are present.
Sugar Creek Elementary
While there are no changes in the dropoff, pickup, or bus procedures at SCE, we would like to encourage drivers to be mindful of additional traffic around the campus during NPJH and NPI car line times.
All carline traffic must enter from 600W on the north side of NPJH. Carline will form on the east side of NPJH. Please note that, unlike past years, this area is now a working parking lot. SCE’s car line will likely begin to form within 30-45 minutes following the start or end of the NPJH school day. Please be mindful and respectful of pedestrian traffic in this area while forming the carline.
After pickup or dropoff, drivers will exit through the “middle road” between NPJH and SCE. As a reminder, this road is now a one-way street and is exit only.
New Palestine Elementary and Brandywine Elementary
While there are no direct changes to drop off, pick up, or bus procedures at NPE or BWE, NPE parents should be aware of the changes at NPHS noted above that will restrict their ability to use the high school parking lot as a through street. All NPE traffic must enter from 500W near the administration building. There is not a way to enter the NPHS parking lot and drive to NPE.
NPE morning drop off map:
NPE p.m. pick up map:
BWE drop off & pick up map:
If you have additional questions about drop off or pick up procedures, please contact Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.