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Drop Off/ Pick Up/ Parking

At Ivey Ranch, the safety and security of our campus and our students, families, and staff is of the utmost importance. In order to maintain safety during our arrival and dismissal, please note the following procedures:

  1. When turning left into the front parking lot on Via Rancho Road from the center lane, you must wait until you are the first car in line before turning into the parking lot.  Cars MAY NOT go around the line and enter the school from the right lane or enter the oncoming traffic lane to go around cars that are waiting to turn left.  The Oceanside Police Department has asked us for your partnership in following this safety rule.
  2. There are two lanes that exist once cars enter our front parking lot. 
  • The right lane is a drop-off/pick-up lane ONLY, and there is absolutely no parking. If you enter this lane, plan to move forward with traffic, and allow your child to enter/exit your vehicle without the driver getting out. The adults in the front of the school will be happy to help with guiding your child to the car, helping with their backpacks, and opening/closing car doors if needed.
  • The left lane is for entry to the parking lot ONLY, and cars may not use this lane to go around other cars into the drop-off/pick-up lane. In addition, students will not be allowed to enter or exit vehicles from this lane as it is not safe for them to go in between cars during this busy time. Please park only in the visitor spaces that face the school.
  • The area in front of the kindergarten building is for bus loading ONLY, and cars may not park or pick-up/drop-off in this area.
  • For afternoon dismissal, kindergarten students and their siblings should be the only students picked up by car in the front of the school.  
  • 1st - 5th grade students getting picked up by car should be met at the back gate, with students getting into cars along Mesa Drive, or with parents parking at Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Park.  
    • When arriving for pick up at the back gate, parents must be parked legally (not double-parked or in the red fire lane) in order for teachers to dismiss them to your car. We recommend parking at MLK Park and walking up to the back gate.

As always, we appreciate your partnership in making our school a safe place for students, staff, and families.  Please take a few extra minutes, slow down, and be considerate of others as you come to campus, and our arrival and dismissal from school can be a pleasant and safe experience for everyone.  Thank you.