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Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Safety and efficiency are our goals for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. In an effort to ensure that students enter and exit cars in a safe and organized manner, we need your partnership during these busy times of the day. Join us in adhering to the procedures described below for drop-off and pick-up.

Morning Drop-Off | 7:30-7:55AM

  • Drivers should approach Pacifica using Monrovia Avenue. From Monrovia Ave., turn left onto 15th Street and then turn right into the first Pacifica driveway. Driving down 15th Street and turning left into the parking lot is prohibited, as is making a U-turn at the intersection of 15th Street and Monrovia Ave.
  • When entering the parking lot, drivers should pull into one of two Alternating Queue Lanes (see diagram below), whichever has more room. Drivers will be directed by a Pacifica staff member to proceed forward into the Drop-Off/Pick-Up Zone.
  • Please pull as far forward into the marked Drop-Off/Pick-Up Zone as traffic allows. Drivers are not permitted to drop students outside of the Drop-Off/Pick-Up Zone (see diagram below).
  • Students may be dropped off along the entire length of the Walking Area, and are only permitted to unload along the passenger side of the vehicle. No trunk unloading is allowed in this zone. Students are to have all school materials, including backpack and lunch, ready before exiting the vehicle.
  • The driver must remain in the vehicle at all times and all driver side doors are to remain closed.
  • Once students are dropped off, drivers will be directed to pull forward and fill in all gaps in the Drop-Off/Pick-Up Zone.
  • To exit the parking lot, turn right onto 15th Street. Turning left onto 15th Street is prohibited.
  • Afternoon Pick-Up | 2:40-3:00PM

    As many Pacifica students are involved in a sport, afternoon pick-up will be naturally staggered.

    • Drivers are not permitted to queue up before school is dismissed at 2:40 PM. Your students will need a few minutes after the end of their last class to collect their belongings, connect with their teachers, and talk with their friends; please allow them this time and do not queue up prior to 2:40 PM.
    • Please pre-arrange your Pick-Up time with your student or carpool group so they are prepared and waiting for you in the Walking Area.
    • Pick-Up procedures are the same as Drop-Off; no left turns into the Pacifica parking lot, and no U-turns at the intersection of 15th St. and Monrovia.
    • To exit the parking lot, turn right onto 15th Street. Turning left onto 15th Street is prohibited.

    General Precautions:

    • Be your student’s best example. Please be courteous and follow all safety guidelines at all times.
    • Drop-Off is not permitted prior to 7:30 AM. Please arrange a ride for your student prior to 3:30 PM as supervision is not provided unless a school event is taking place.
    • Follow all directions from school safety personnel. They are there to help this process run smoothly.

    Drop Off:Pick Up Diagram 1

    Drop Off:Pick Up Diagram 2

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