It is recommended that all students use the bus system provided by New Prague Area Schools. We believe it is the safest way to get to and from school, and we ask that you use this service for your child(ren). We recognize that there are times when you need to drop off and/or pick up your child(ren) from school. Here are a few rules to help all of our children and families get in and out of our parking lot safely and efficiently:
School Transportation - All buses will leave the school at approximately 3:50 p.m.
Student Pick Up - All children leaving Falcon Ridge, other than on a bus, must have written parent permission. As a last resort, and for last minute changes, you can call the office by 2 p.m to let us know that you will be picking up your child(ren). You have two options when picking your child(ren) up from school:
- Office Pickup - Park your vehicle in the north parking lot. Enter Falcon Ridge through the main front doors. Go to the front office area and meet your child/children. If it is before the dismissal bell, you must sign out your child(ren) out in the office. Office staff will call your child(ren) from the classroom(s) to meet you in front of the office. Exit the northeast doors. Exit the parking lot on the north side. Do NOT drive in front of the building where vehicle pick up is taking place.
- Curbside Pickup - When buses are still at Falcon Ridge, the first car will wait at the southeast corner of the north parking lot. When the buses are dismissed, a FR staff member will signal for the first six vehicles to pull up in front of the building. Once your child(ren) is in your vehicle, you can leave as long as there is not a vehicle in front of you. (Example: Vehicle 2 cannot leave until vehicle 1 is gone. Vehicle 4 cannot leave until vehicles 1, 2, and 3 are gone.) When all six vehicles are gone, a staff member will signal for the next six cars to pull up in front of the building. *We will not allow students to walk across the bus lane in front of the school to meet you on Columbus Avenue. This is not safe for your child(ren).
Walkers/Bikers - All walkers will gather at the front door (main entrance) and will be dismissed after all buses have left. Walkers heading east and north are to walk to the four-way stop at Columbus Avenue and 12th Street to cross safely. Walkers heading south will be directed down our front sidewalk to the sidewalk along Columbus Avenue and can safely cross at the four-way stop at Columbus and 7th Street/County Road 37. *Walkers will not be allowed to walk across the bus lane in front of the school. Instead, they should go to the nearest four-way stop sign to safely cross the busy street around our school. We have found these to be the safest walking routes for your child(ren).