Car Loop Procedures


  • The carpool loop is for student drop-off or pick-up only.

  • Drivers may not exit their vehicles in the car loop during arrival/dismissal.

  • If you need to assist your child to enter/leave the building or simply want to say good-bye, you MUST park your vehicle in a regular parking space.

  • Pull all the way forward in the car loop to minimize the traffic line in the parking lot. If necessary, wait for a staff member or volunteer to open the door to assist your child in exiting the vehicle.

  • Do not pass vehicles in the car loop. Wait your turn and proceed accordingly.

  • Reduce your speed and exercise extreme caution!
    Distracted driving is dangerous! Do not use your cell phone while driving in the parking lot and/or car loop.
    Do not attempt to drive away as you turn back to look at and wave to your child. Eyes on the road!

Fire Lanes/Car Loops Policy

This serves as a reminder that parking in designated fire lanes and/or bus loops is prohibited. This prohibition extends to staff, students, visitors, spectators at athletic events, day care vans, and after school activity vans such as karate centers, clubs, etc.
Any vehicle parked in a fire lane or obstructing a fire hydrant must be moved to an authorized parking space.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Law§ 21-101.1(b)2,3 states,
A person may not drive a motor vehicle in violation of any provision of this title on any property that is owned by or under the control of this State or any of its political subdivisions, county boards of education, or community colleges and that is open to vehicular traffic and used by the public in general. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection is in violation of the law to the same extent and is subject to the same penalty as if the motor vehicle were driven on a highway.

As you know, in a critical emergency, the loss of even one minute caused by vehicles blocking fire and police department access can become critical. If you have any questions, please contact Ronald Despenza, Supervisor of Transportation at 410-222-2925.