• *Daily health screening and temperature checks for scholars are discontinued*

    Uplift Gradus Car Line

    The Uplift Gradus Car Line was created under the guidance of Uplift Education, the City of DeSoto, and our campus safety officers. Everyone is required to use the car line route for dropping off and picking up scholars. To keep car line safe for all scholars and parents, we do not allow parents to walk their scholars across the parking lot or street.

     

    Morning Car Line Procedures

    All vehicles will enter campus by traveling west on Seahawk Drive.

    Gates open for families to begin lining up at 6:30 a.m.

    Morning Car Line will begin at 7:25 a.m. Scholars may not be dismissed from their vehicle before this time.

    Street Arrival Map

    Street Arrival Map

    Morning Car Line Campus Route

    Morning Car Line Route

     

    Afternoon Car Line Procedures

    All cars will enter through the Entry Gate off Seahawk Dr and proceed into the parking lot. Cars will take an immediate right turn and split into their assigned lines, based on grade level, and follow the perimeter of the parking lot.

    (BLUE LINE) Pre K, 1st and 2nd grade scholars

    1. Have your car line tag displayed clearly on the passenger side of your windshield. 
    2. Proceed along the left lane Blue Line until you are forced to turn left into the staff parking lot. 
    3. Follow through the staff parking lot and stop at the traffic intersection facing the school. 
    4. Wait at the stop until the traffic officer directs you to pull forward.
    5. Park along the curb closest to the front side of the building and wait for a staff member to bring your scholar.
    6. Exit turning left out of the parking lot. Turning right toward Hampton Road is not permitted. Traffic on Hampton is too busy at this time, and this maneuver often endangers our scholars. 

    (RED LINE) 3rd, 4th 5th, and all Families with Siblings in both PreK-2 & 3rd-5th

    1. Have your car line tag displayed clearly on the driver side of your windshield. 
    2. Proceed along the right lane Red Line until cones separate the lanes. Stay right of the cones.
    3. Pull forward to the stop sign in front of the cafeteria. Wait for a staff member to bring your scholar.
    4. Wait at the stop until the traffic officer directs you to pull forward. Then proceed straight ahead to the exit gate.
    5. Exit turning left out of the parking lot. Turning right toward Hampton Road is not permitted. Traffic on Hampton is too busy at this time, and this maneuver often endangers our scholars. 

     Important Reminders

    • Scholars are not allowed to be escorted into the building by family members. This creates too much back up and is dangerous.
    • The front office will close during morning car line and 30 minutes prior to afternoon car line. Staff will not be available to assist guests at these times.
    • Have your car line number visibly displayed on the side of your vehicle windshield.
    • Wait until the cars in front of you proceeds before moving forward.
    • If the car line extends beyond our gates, please form a line close to the curb along Seahawk away from Hampton Rd, toward Kestrel Ave.
    • Scholars may not be dropped off prior to 7:25am.
    • Scholars not picked up 30 minutes after school dismissal will be considered a late pick up, and a fee will be assessed. (See fee details below)

     

    Afternoon Car Line Route

    Afternoon Car Line Route

     

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What time can I drop off my Scholar?

    • Gates will open beginning at 6:30 am. Scholars may not be released from vehicles before 7:25 am.
    • Scholars are expected in their classroom before 8:00 am when instruction begins.
    • Parents must sign their scholars into the front office after 8:05 am
    • Scholars late after 8:20 am will be given a partial day unexcused absence unless a doctor's note is turned into the front office.

    What time can I pick up my scholar?

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3:30 pm
    • Wednesday: 2:00 pm
    • Half-day Dismissal: 12:30

    What do I need to pick up my scholar from school?

    • A car line number card is required for picking up scholars.
    • Your car line number must be posted clearly in view of our parking lot staff taking the number. It must remain there until exiting the parking lot.
    • Families will receive two car line number cards at the beginning of the school year. Any guardian wishing to have someone else pick up their scholar from school will need to provide them a copy of the car line number card. Hand-written numbers are not accepted.

    What if I forget my car line number card when I go to pick-up my scholar?

    • Anyone without a car line number card will be asked to park and wait in their vehicle until the car line has completed. At that time, a staff member will be available to assist in verifying your ID to release the scholar.

    Can someone aside from me pick up my scholar from school?

    • Early dismissal from school is not allowed for anyone not listed on file for the scholar’s transportation list. A state-issued ID is required to scan for any early dismissal.
    • Families will receive two car line number cards at the beginning of the school year. Any guardian wishing to have someone else pick up their scholar from school will need to provide them a copy of the car line number card. Hand-written numbers are not accepted.
    • Anyone without a car line number card will be asked to park and wait in their vehicle until the car line has completed. At that time, a staff member will be available to assist in verifying your ID to release the scholar.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 will not be allowed to pick up a scholar.

    What if I cannot pick up my scholar at the dismissal time?

    • Scholars not picked up 30 minutes after dismissal will be escorted to late pick-up in the front office. 
    • A late fee of $25.00, per scholar, will be assessed for every 3rd time scholars are picked up late.
    • In the case of excessively or consistently late arrival for pick up, DeSoto authorities may have to be contacted for support.

    What if I do not want to go through the car line to pick up my scholar?

    • Everyone is required to use the car line route to help keep car line safe for all scholars and parents. We do not allow parent to walk their scholars across the parking lot or street.
    • The front office closes for car line 30 minutes before scholar dismissal. Scholars will not be released after this point, that is 3:00 - 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 1:30 - 2:00 pm on Wednesday, unless you call the office prior and explain the nature of the emergency. If you must check out your scholar early during this time, it will count as a partial day unexcused absence.