Wesley International Academy is situated in a residential, high traffic area along Memorial Drive. With its location in mind, it is imperative that all parents, students and staff practice safety procedures and are courteous and considerate during drop off and pick up. Please be respectful to our neighbors, other parents, staff and volunteers during carpool. It is a hectic time. If we all work together, the process is safe for our students and will work much smoother.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Morning carpool drop off will be on Connally Street only. Follow the directions based on the direction from which you are traveling.
For the safety of our students and families and other motorists, do not drop off students on Memorial Drive. Proceed through the carpool line or park on side street such as Kelly Street and walk your child to the front auditorium door.
Early Morning drop off, 7:00 a.m. – 7:25 a.m.: During this time students may be dropped off and enter through the auditorium entrance. There is no charge for early drop off.
Officers will be stationed at:
- Connally St./Memorial Dr.
- Martin St./Memorial Dr.
- Kelly St. /Memorial Drive
- Between Logan St. and Woordard Ave.
Map of Routes
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Printable Map is located under the General Documents box on right hand side of screen.
Traveling from the Eastside on Memorial Drive (Moreland Ave, Boulevard, Hill St., etc.)
Traveling West on Memorial Drive, pass the school then:
LEFT on Martin Street (pass the school)
LEFT on Logan Street, merging with the other carpool traffic coming from the Westside
LEFT on Connally Street, drop off point – look for staff*
Traveling from Westside on Memorial Drive (I-20, West End, Hill Street, etc.)
Traveling east on Memorial Drive you must:
RIGHT on Fraser Street
LEFT on Rawson Street
LEFT on Martin Street
RIGHT Logan Street, merging with the other carpool traffic coming from Eastside
LEFT Connally Street, drop off point – look for staff*
Look for staff starting at the fence entrance at the back of the school to assist with dropping off your child. WIA staff will be on the sidewalk to open doors. Carpool will only be one lane.
*Students must exit on the RIGHT side door of vehicle. For the safety of all, students cannot exit on the street.
Woodward Avenue is OFF LIMITS for WIA Parents! This is the exit route for the residents of the Capitol Gateway community so they will not be inconvenienced by our morning carpool.
Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. are tardy. Parent/guardian must park (on Connally or Kelly Streets), walk their child into the WIA office and sign him/her in so that the student may get a tardy slip to go to class.
3:20 – 3:55 p.m.
Carpool routes in the afternoon will follow the same plan as the morning routes.
Afternoon Carpool will start promptly at 3:20 p.m. and end at 3:55 p.m. We are using a public street for carpool, so there will be no opportunity to “line up” or sit idle. At 3:20 p.m., carpoolers can pull up for pick up. We want to maintain a healthy relationship with our neighbors.
Students cannot be checked out after 2:45 p.m. Identification is required for all student checkouts.
Late Pick Up
Students (walkers and car riders) not picked up by 3:55 p.m. will be escorted to a classroom awaiting pick up. Students who are walkers/car riders will not be allowed to be released between 3:55 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Late charges will incur beginning at 4:05 p.m. of $1.00 per minute.
For parents walking children to school, they must escort students to the front door entrance in the mornings. If parents are going to remain in the building they must check in at the front office.
Walkers will exit the building off of Kelly Street (ground floor of Wesley) next to the fenced in air conditioning unit. Parents should line up along the fence along the side of the school and have their child’s carpool number in hand. Once your number has been entered into the system by the staff, you can go to wait for your child along the fence on the other side (like you are looking towards Memorial Drive).
We are strongly advising parents to utilize carpool for mornings and afternoons due to space restraints and safety concerns.
Those students riding vans will convene in the back hallway by the gym or they can sit in the gym in lines until their vans arrive. The vans will enter in the back parking lot and will have students enter on the vans back there. Again, NO parents should be utilizing that back entrance to come into the school to go get their child or see a teacher, etc. This is critically important!
Parking is limited. Parents must utilize public roadways – preferably those in close proximity to the school. The only exception is Kelly Street. Because of limited space, the parking lot in the rear of the school building is exclusively for WIA faculty and staff. As a matter of safety, the only cars permitted in the rear parking lot will be those that occupy a defined parking space. Persons who double park and block vehicles already in place will be reported to the authorities.
We have been informed that the businesses next door have hired a tire booting company as parents are parking and blocking their ability to service their customers. Please be warned that if you park on their property and are not a paying customer, you are at risk if being booted or towed. We want to be sure that the Wesley International Academy community are good neighbors to the area residents and businesses.