The safety of all our students during Pickup and Dropoff is incredibly important.

We need your help to ensure a smooth flow of traffic during these congested and busy times. Please discuss and decide as a family where the designated pickup and dropoff points will be for your child/children. Never double (or triple) park in the street to pick up your child, and please use the crosswalks. Please follow the directions of all posted signs, staff, volunteers and crossing guards.

Please drop off and pick up your students on time. There is no supervision before our school opens in the morning and your child should be picked up within 15 minutes of school ending. 

Traffic Safety

The safety of our students and school community is of great importance and heavily relies on our Fern Families following the safety rules of the road and rules of our Drop Off Lane. 

Drop Off Lane rules:

  • Drivers may enter the Drop Off Lane at the corner of Fern Avenue and El Dorado Street.  
  • Parent and Guardian drivers are to remain in the car and continue to pull forward to the Drop Off Sign. 
  • Once your student exits the passenger side of the vehicle they should proceed onto campus and drivers should safely merge onto Fern Avenue and drive towards Torrance Blvd. 
  • U-Turns are not allowed on Fern Avenue in-front of the school during drop-off and dismissal time periods. This is dangerous during these drop-off and pick-up times, it is also disruptive to the flow of traffic.

Please do NOT park or get out of the vehicle while in the Drop Off Lane.  We need to maintain the flow of traffic to get our students to school on time, and our parents / guardians off to their next destination in a timely manner. 

Parents and Guardians driving on the opposite side of Fern Ave. (on the resident side) please take note of the following rules and general courtesy guidelines:

  • DO NOT block or park in front of our neighbors driveways, even for a brief period. They have places to be and we want to be courteous.
  • DO NOT let your child cross the road by themselves, they should utilize the crosswalk at Fern Avenue and El Dorado or Fern Avenue and Torrance Blvd. 

We share the ultimate goal with you to keep our children safe. With your help as drivers behind the vehicles, guiding and teaching your child road safety along with us, and by maintaining road safety we can be successful in this endeavor together. Thank you in advance for your patience and help in this matter.

Pickup and Dropoff Procedure

TK and Kindergarten Parents:

  • Students will enter and be dismissed at the Kidnergarten gate.  This gate is to the North of the school's main doors.  

First and Second Grade Students

Entering Campus:

  • All first and second grade students can also enter campus through the kindergarten gates at 8:35am. These students should proceed to the playground where they can find their teachers and their areas to line up.


  • First grade students will exit through the kindergarten gate at Dismissal at 3:03pm.
  • Second grade students will exit through the front doors of the main building at 3:03 pm.

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students

Entering Campus:

  • All third, fourth and fifth grade students may line up to enter campus at the front doors of the school. These front doors will open at 8:35am and students will be directed to the playground to line up with their teacher.


  • Third Grade students will exit the Southernmost gate off of the old kindergarten playground off Fern Avenue at 3:03 pm
  • Fourth Grade students will exit the southernmost gate close to the corner of Elm and El Dorado at 3:12pm.
  • Fifth Grade students will exit the gate closest to the cafeteria off ELM Avenue at 3:12pm.