Since PDS shares parking and common areas with the Second Presbyterian Church, it is necessary to coordinate traffic so that each institution might assure the safety of all individuals. When picking up or dropping off your child, please abide by the following guidelines:
Drive with extreme caution before, during, and after school.
Watch for children crossing the driveways.
Observe all stop signs and crosswalks.
Please allow extra time and a good measure of patience and grace. We would respectfully request that parents picking up or dropping off children follow these guidelines:
Do not block driveways and/or park under the porches connecting the buildings
Do not park in front of the school. If you park, please use the west parking lot in front of the gym.
Do not park in reserved spaces and spaces marked by yellow or red curbs
On days of special school activities, parking in the immediate area is extremely difficult. Please do not abandon your car in the driveway. Use the lot east of the Sanctuary and the additional lot across Goodlett
Because of the extremely heavy traffic in the morning and afternoon, we ask that you do not make a left hand turn onto Poplar from the one-way drives on either side of the school building. A right turn may be inconvenient, but it is considerably safer and will ease the backup of traffic onto Poplar.
The Central Avenue driveway on the east side of the school building is one-way during carpool times only. It is a two-way driveway at all other times.
Do not use your cell phones, PDAs, or devices used for emailing, texting, internet browsing, etc. A momentary distraction could have a deadly result.
Do not form double lines.
Abide by the guidelines set for your son’s particular grade level.
Parents may not pick up boys at any of the school playgrounds.
Do not allow your child to stand up in the car with his head through the sunroof.
Do not transport more children in your car than you have seatbelts; you must be able to buckle in every child in your vehicle.
Faculty members on carpool duty will not allow a driver to leave the parking lot if he/she does not have enough seat belts for every child in the vehicle.
Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.
With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.