Pickup and Drop-off Procedures

Morning Drop-off Car Line Procedure

Students may begin arriving on campus at 8:00 am.  At that time, all PYP students will be directed to food carts inside Gate 2 while all MYP students report to the cafeteria for breakfast.

For the morning car line, cars may enter the car line from either direction on Manhattan Ave; please take turns letting in one car from each direction. Once you reach a spot with a cone, your student(s) may exit the vehicle on the passenger side. There is typically a student safety patrol helping open and close vehicle doors.

At 8:15 am, K-8 teachers will open classrooms to receive students. From 8:15 am – 8:30 am students will be in their learning centers. 

Students will be allowed to eat breakfast in the cafeteria until 8:27 am.  At 8:30 am the school day and homeroom begins.  Students who arrive after 8:30 am will need to be signed in at the main office by a parent or caregiver.

Afternoon Dismissal Options and Procedures

After-school extracurriculars and Enrichment Clubs are available year-round. Students participating in onsite after-school program activities report to the cafeteria for sign-in. Dismissal of these programs happens at Gate 2. Please park and sign your child out from the teacher or enrichment vendor. (Please do not pick your child up in the carline or without signing them out. It creates a potentially dangerous situation, especially for our Kindergarten and First-grade students.) Learn more about extracurriculars and enrichment clubs.

Bus transportation is available to all Roland Park students. Bus riders board their buses in front of the office daily and then ride to a transfer station. For more information about buses contact the front office.

Car Rider Line:  

Download the "Pikmykid" app on your phone and watch the instructions here to register in the Pikmykid parent app.  Please announce your arrival each afternoon through the app when arriving for dismissal.

Car tags must be hanging on the rear-view mirror and visible when traveling through the car line.  The car rider line is located at the North entrance of the building off of Manhattan Ave. Traffic flows southbound on Manhattan Avenue.  Parents enter the exit end of the faculty parking lot and loop around toward the front of the school. Students will enter on the right/passenger side of each vehicle.  The cars will be released after all students in the line are securely in their cars.  Please follow the directive of school personnel as to exiting the car line.  We ask parents to stay in their cars during the dismissal process. 

HOST: The school district runs the HOST program at Roland Park, providing care before and after school, on non-school days, and throughout the summer. HOST is a fee-based program - click here for more information.

Jefferson Park and Ride: Spaces in the Jefferson Parking lot are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the beginning of the school year and auctioned off during the Roland Park Foundation Dragon Ball event each February. To pick up your student from Jefferson Park and Ride, enter the South entrance of the Jefferson parking lot directly south of Roland Park. Park in an available space and walk to the South gate next to the soccer field. Students will be released from this gate. Please then exit the parking lot from the North entrance. 

Loretta Ingram Dismissal: The City of Tampa Parks and Rec department offers free after-school care at Loretta Ingram Recreation Center. Program providers walk students in this program to Loretta Ingram from Roland Park daily.

Named Parking Spots: Four named parking spots are auctioned off during the Roland Park Dragon Fire Ball Fundraiser each year. These parking spots are in the teacher's parking lot, located east of the playground. Students are released as walkers to families choosing to use these parking spots for pickup.

Walker: Students may walk home after school. Students designated as walkers leave the school daily through gate one and are then escorted by the crossing guard across Manhatten Ave.

After-School Care Provider Pickup: Several after-school care providers offer pickup from Roland Park. Students enrolled in these programs board vans that pick up in the loop in front of the main office.

Volunteer of the Month Parking Spot: The Roland Park volunteer who logs the most hours each month gets the honor of parking in the coveted Volunteer of the Month spot. During this month, students can be dismissed as walkers and picked up next to the volunteer of the month spot.