Traffic Safety / Pick up and Drop off

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Bell Schedule (updated 08/25/21)
Breakfast Hours: 8:30am
Student Drop-off Begins: 8:30 am
Classroom Open: 8:45 am
School Starts: 8:50am (K, 4th and 5th grade)
School Starts: 9:00am (1st, 2nd, 3rd grade)

Recess: 10:30am (K, 4th and 5th grade)
Recess: 10:50am (1st,2nd, 3rd grade)
Lunch: 12pm (K - Yard, 4th - Cafe, 5th - Outside Benches)
Lunch: 12:45pm (1st - Cafe, 2nd -Covered Benches, 3rd - Roundtables/Blacktop Benches)
Dismissal: 1:50pm (K Yard
Dismissal: 3:12pm (1st, 2nd, and 3rd - Driveway), (4th and 5th - Parking Lot)
(4th and 5th siblings pick-up at the Driveway)

Lincoln is a CLOSED CAMPUS, this means you may not escort your child to their classroom or pick them up from their classroom at the end of the day. 

At drop-off and pick-up, only 3 gates will be open: the kinder gate, the parking lot gate and the gate at the end of the driveway. All gates will have staff supervision.

Morning Drop-off

Morning drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m.
•    Kindergarten - K Yard (8:50 start)
(Older siblings may be dropped off here and proceed to the large playground/class.)
•    1st, 2nd, 3rd - Driveway (8:59 start)
•    4th & 5th - Parking Lot (8:50 start)
(4th & 5th grade siblings should be dropped off at the Driveway.)
For 1st thru 5th grades, drop-off is valet style, meaning by car.

*Starting Wednesday, October 6th, we are discontinuing ‘green screening’ students at the front gates of our K-12 schools each morning. We have yet to see a ‘red screen,’ which we believe is an indication that parents are keeping students home if they are not feeling well or are exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19. More information from TUSD here. *

Afternoon Pick-up
Afternoon pick-up times:
•    Kindergarten -1:50 p.m.
•    1st thru 5th - 3:12 p.m.
(Early Out Wednesdays - 2:27 p.m.)
Pick-up locations:
•    Kindergarten - KYard
•    1st, 2nd, 3rd - Driveway
•    4th & 5th- Parking Lot
(4th & 5th grade siblings should be picked-up at the Driveway.)
For 1st thru 5th grades, drop-off is valet style, meaning by car.

Please Note:
All students must be picked-up on time as teacher supervision ends at 3:30 p.m (2:45 p.m. on Early Out Wednesdays).

Campus gates will be locked from 9:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. daily. If you are late, please go to the office from the front gate and inform the office staff. 

For the YMCA drop-off, please drop your child off at the cafeteria (access through the parking lot)

To come onto the school grounds, you will need to press the button located to the left of the front gate. Listen for the click to enter. Please then check into the office. If you are visiting the campus, please sign in and have your volunteer badge or get a visitor badge from the office.

Traffic procedures/ Drop-off and Pick-up:

West Side Driveway Entrance on 166th St:

Traffic runs one-way. Drop-off and pick-up are at the end of this gate. Do NOT stop in front of the main office or obstruct traffic. Parking is available in this lot. All vehicles MUST parallel park.


Staff Parking Lot:
Traffic runs one-way through the parking lot. Please drop-off and pick-up in the designated areas only. Be mindful of pedestrians using the paths.
Do NOT park your vehicle in the staff parking lot. All unauthorized vehicles will be cited and towed.


Please note: 
The East side field gate on Van Ness Ave is not lopen for pick-up and drop-off.