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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Wesley International Academy Drop-off and Pickup Procedures

Wesley International Academy is situated in a residential, high traffic area along Memorial Drive. With its location in mind, it is imperative that everyone practice safety procedures and are courteous and considerate during arrival and dismissal. Please be respectful to our neighbors, other parents, staff, and volunteers. When we all work together, the process is safe for our students and community.

Arrival Timeline

Early Morning Arrival

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.

Morning Arrival

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

We encourage students to arrive on time for school.

Late Arrival

After 8:00 a.m.

Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. are tardy. Until 8:20 a.m. students may enter through the auditorium doors to receive a tardy slip for class. After 8:20 a.m., a parent/guardian must park (on Connally or Kelly Streets) and walk their child into the front office to sign in before going to class.

Dismissal Timeline

Early Dismissal 

Before 2:45 p.m. 

Students may be signed out early in the front office. Identification is required for all student checkouts. Students may be be checked out after 2:45 p.m. and will need to exit during regular dismissal.

Afternoon Dismissal 

3:20 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. 

Dismissal 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.

Late Dismissal 

3:20 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. 

Walkers and car riders not picked up by 3:55 p.m. will be escorted to a classroom to await pick up. Students will not be released between 3:55 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and late charges will incur beginning at 4:05 p.m. of $1.00 per minute.

Routes and Procedures

Carpool

For the safety of our students, families, and other motorists, do not drop off students on Memorial Drive. Carpool will be on Connally Street only. Route map and directions below:

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Traveling from the Eastside on Memorial Drive (Moreland Ave, Boulevard, 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 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.

Traveling from Westside on Memorial Drive (I-20, West End, 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 on Connally Street, Drop Off Point

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.

Please Note: 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 carpool.

Officers will be stationed at:

  • Connally St./Memorial Dr.
  • Martin St./Memorial Dr.
  • Kelly St. /Memorial Drive
  • Between Logan St. and Woodward Ave.

Walkers

Arrival: For parents walking children to school, they must escort students to the front door entrance or the front auditorium doors in the mornings. If parents are going to remain in the building, they must check in at the front office.

Dismissal: 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 at the side of the school and have their child’s carpool number in hand. Once a staff member has entered your number into the system, wait for your child along the fence on the other side (like you are looking towards Memorial Drive).

We strongly advise parents to utilize carpool for mornings and afternoons due to space restraints and safety concerns.

Van Riders

Students riding vans at dismissal will convene in the back hallway by the gym or sit inside the gym until their van arrives. The vans will enter the back parking lot to pick up students. No parents should be present near the back entrance to enter the school, pick up their child, visit a teacher, or any other reason.

Parking

Parking is limited. Parents must utilize public roadways – preferably those in close proximity to the school. 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 or block vehicles already in place will be reported to the authorities.

Please be warned that if you park at nearby businesses and are not a paying customer, you are at risk of being booted or towed. We want to be sure that the Wesley International Academy community are good neighbors to the area residents and businesses. We appreciate your help in this effort.