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SCL Parking Procedures

Every family will be assigned an afternoon (pick up) parking space. These assignments are made in the best interest of the youngest children attending SCL. The first two rows are reserved for First Grade families and their carpools. We encourage carpools and sharing of spaces in order to accommodate all the SCL school families. The Back Lot by the playground is usually reserved for families with Kindergarten children and their carpools.

Please remember the following times:

  • School begins at 7:40 A.M.
  • Children can be dropped off no earlier than 7:20 A.M.
  • Drivers picking up should arrive by 2:40 P.M.
  • School is dismissed at 2:45 P.M.

Lot Descriptions:

  • School Lot (SL) - Primary lot used for school/church parking, sports activities, etc.
  • Church Lot (CL) - Small parking lot on north side of church  Lindbergh Lot (LL) - Adjacent to Church lot. Exits to Lindbergh with right turn only.
  • Back Lot (BL) - Lot around the playground near the Kindergarten/Music room entrance as well as the lot parallel to Sappington Road.
  • YMCA (YCare) - Attending YCare 5 days a week
  • Parking (999) - For families who don’t need a permanent assignment or whose child walks home. For those who may occasionally be picking up, you will have to choose a late line to wait in or pick up your child after the lot is empty. Please plan to meet your child at the front school entrance/exit to assure he/she gets safely to your vehicle.
  • VIP – For families who have purchased a VIP parking space at the school picnic or auction. These spaces are reserved along the school drive next to the Parish Hall heading north to Sappington Road passing the Parish Center and the Parish Office.
  • Special Needs – designated as space “HC.” Any family having special needs can request a space in the handicap section.

Parking Lot Safety and Operating Procedures

Morning Drop-Off

Front Door Drop off for grades 1st-8th WITHOUT a Kindergarten student:

Option 1 - Please enter the north drive entrance (church canopy). Drive along the ball fields and then along the side of the gym and drop off near the front of the school building at the main entrance. If you are the first car, please pull your car forward, past the school entrance sidewalk, so several cars can unload at a time. Please remain in line and follow the cars in front of you. We ask you to please make this a quick stop due to the large volume of cars that must go through this line. Children should exit from the side of the car closest to the school. If it is necessary to walk around the car, encourage the children to walk around the front of the car until they are safely on the sidewalk. Please advise children to stay on the pavement. Proceed to exit between the Parish Center and the Parish Office.

Option 2 - Enter the first SCL south entrance and proceed left up the hill toward the school lot. Pull over to the sidewalk by the Parish Hall and begin drop-off. If you are the first car, please pull forward as far as possible to the end of the sidewalk so that other cars can pull in behind. When finished dropping off, please exit the driveway between the Parish Center and the Parish Office.

Kindergarten Door Drop Off for Kindergarten Students and their carpool:

Enter the first SCL south entrance by making a right turn into the drive by the playground and lower fields. Drive straight with the playground being on your left, keep right and drop off at the south entrance near the back doors of the school. Proceed to make a left turn, thus making a loop on the lot and return to the same drive to exit.

For safety reasons, please refrain from parking and having kids walk through the drop off line.

Afternoon Pick Up

If your assigned spot is on Church Lot, Lindbergh Lot, or Back Lot, please back in to your spot so that you are ready to exit. If your spot is on the School Lot, please park your car so that the front of the car is facing the school. To minimize having to back up, please pull forward into the front space of your zone if you are the first to arrive. If you are in the perimeter of the School Lot, please back into your spot.

2:35 P.M. Bell will signal.

2:40 P.M. All traffic will be stopped. Entry to the lots will be prohibited. A late line will be formed on the driveways of the entrances. School is dismissed.

2:50 P.M. SCL Patrol and teachers on duty will direct release of parking lot zones on a rotating basis. Students who have not gotten in their cars are kept at the school entrance or the entrance to the Lindbergh lot.

Zone Dismissal

Please allow 15 minutes to clear the lot after all the children have entered the cars. The parking lot has been divided into zones. The SCL patrol will signal and control the release of the zones. No car should move towards the exit until released by the SCL patrol – this includes the Lindbergh Lot. SCL patrol will release each Zone on a daily rotating schedule.

VIP:   Released first daily before all zones.
  Zone 1: Spaces 1 – 27 Released first on Monday
  Zone 2: Spaces 28 – 53 Released first on Tuesday  
  Zone 3: Spaces 54 – 75 Released first on Wednesday
  Zone 4: Spaces 76 – 105 Released first on Thursday
  Zone 5: Church Lot, Spaces 156 - 194 Released first on Friday
  Zone 6: Lindbergh Lot, Spaces 106 - 155 Released with first Zone (daily)
  Zone 7: Back Lot, Spaces 196 - 217 Released first on Mon, Wed & Friday
  Zone 8: Back Lot, Spaces 218 - 239 Released first on Tuesday & Thursday

If you need to make a permanent parking change, please contact the office (314) 843-2819

Parishioners, Grandparents and Visitors

Parishioners, Grandparents, and Visitors are not always aware of the school’s parking procedures. At dismissal, someone may inadvertently park in the numbered spaces. Although it does not happen frequently, to be courteous to our visitors and Parishioners, please park in the visitor spaces near the school or in the back lot near the back doors.

Please remember our safety patrols are there to ensure the safety of your child. Please give them the consideration and courtesy they deserve. These are teachers and students who have volunteered their time to help us.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation!


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