CAR RIDER LINE

RESPONSIBLE, PATIENT DRIVERS = SAFE STUDENTS

This Year's Car Line - Mornings and Afternoons

This year at Spearman we have had a drastic increase in student numbers. Due to this larger student population, we have a rise in car riders as well. Please know that we continue to do our best to make sure the car lines go as safely and efficiently as possible.


*Here are our daily transportation averages for our 605 students :


  • Morning Bus Riders: 134
  • Morning Car Riders: 471
  • Afternoon Bus Riders: 199
  • Afternoon Car Rider: 406


We will continue to try and make our car line go as quickly as possible, with our first priority being student safety. However, as you can see from the high volume of car riders this year, the car line may be somewhat longer than in years past.


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we unload and load over 400 car riders each day. Please know any policies or procedures put in place here at Spearman are for the purpose of doing what is in the best interest of children and their safety.

*IF YOU WOULD LIKE FOR YOUR CHILD TO START RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS TO or FROM SCHOOL (or both), PLEASE CONTACT THE FRONT OFFICE @ 864-947-9787

Morning Procedures for Car Riders

Between the hours of 7:15 am - 8:15 am


As mentioned above, we have around 470 car riders each morning. Students can be dropped off at 7:20 am. The early car riders go to the gym where they get to read, play their ipad and are supervised by teachers. Each homeroom teacher picks their class up from the gym at 7:45 am. So feel free to drop your child off early.


*Please know, if most of the 470 cars decide to arrive at school between 7:45-8:00 am, the car line will inevitably get backed up, leading to late arrivals.


*The more cars that arrive early and the more spread out the car riders are, the less backed up the car line will become.

HELPFUL HINTS TO HELP YOUR MORNINGS AND AFTERNOONS MOVE AS QUICKLY AND SAFELY AS POSSIBLE:

1. Give yourself plenty of time each morning and afternoon


2. Carpool if possible. This can cut down on the amount of cars greatly.


3. Have your child prepared to exit the car (book bag ready, lunch money, papers signed, etc).


4. Have your car seats and booster seats on the right side of the car.


5. Please inform anyone who may be picking up your child of the car line procedures (grandparents, neighbors, etc.)


6. Teach your child to buckle themselves. If you need to assist them, please pull forward past spot number 1 to buckle them. This keeps the car line moving.


7. Stay off of your cell phone as you're unloading or loading your child.

MORNINGS HAVE MANY VARIABLES THAT AFFECT YOUR COMMUTE, SO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME EACH MORNING TO ALLOW FOR THESE REQUIRED MORNING PROCEDURES.

Thank You

Thank you for your willingness to always do whatever is necessary to make every aspect of Spearman the safest and best possible. Although there is no easy or perfect way to drop off and dismiss over 400 car riders, we feel the designated procedures and policies will keep our car line moving safely and efficiently in the mornings and afternoons.

I truly appreciate your support, understanding and patience.