Drop Off and Pick Up Procedure

Due to the higher level of community spread of COVID-19 in Texas, we have taken extra steps to create a safe environment for students, parents, and TMA staff. To that end, all programs will utilize carline for drop off and pick up, including Extended Day, and we will enact staggered times by program. While you are in carline, it is imperative that you stay in your car for safety reasons and the efficiency of carline. Teachers or staff members are responsible for ensuring children are safely seat belted into vehicles, so please do not distract them during this time. Also, please model grace and courtesy by entering at the end of the carline and waiting for a teacher to open the car door. Do not exit the vehicle during carline or jump ahead in the line, even if in a hurry.

Infants, Toddler, and Elementary students will enter through the exterior classroom doors to limit the use of our hallways. Early Childhood students will enter classrooms via the main hallway. Parents will not be allowed in the building unless it is an emergency to reduce the number of people coming into contact with other students and our staff.

We recommend that one parent be designated for drop off and pick up each day so our staff only comes in contact with this one family member.

At drop off and before parents drive away, all children will have their temperature checked. Following guidance, if it is over 100°, the child will not be able to attend TMA for 72 hours after symptoms dissipate or we receive a release from the child’s physician. Also following state regulations and the TMA COVID-19 Policy, we will ask parents about interactions with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases and send home any child who exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Chills-Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Any household member with close contact with a person who is suspected or lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

After the health check, all children are required to clean their hands before entering the building. We will use hand sanitizer to meet this requirement and then they will wash their hands with soap and water upon entering their class.

All children will be picked up through carline. A staff member will escort them from the classroom to the car.

Infant

Infants should be dropped off and picked up through carline at the courtyard entrance. Drop off occurs between 8:30-8:45 am, or, if you are enrolled in Before Care, between 7:30-7:45 am. Pick up occurs between 3:30-3:45 pm for school day students, or 4:15-4:45 pm for those enrolled in Extended Day. If preferred, parents may park and bring the child to the courtyard entrance.

Toddler

Toddlers should be dropped off and picked up through carline at the courtyard entrance. Drop off occurs between 8:30-8:45 am, or, if you are enrolled in Before Care, between 7:30-7:45 am. Pick up occurs between 11:30-11:45 am for half day students, 3:30-3:45 pm for school day students, or 4:15-4:45 pm for those enrolled in Extended Day. If preferred, parents may park and walk with the child to the courtyard entrance.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood carline takes place at the south pavilion and students will take their usual route to enter their classroom. Drop off occurs between 8:15-8:30 am, or, if you are enrolled in Before Care, between 7:30-7:45 am. Pick up occurs between 11:30-11:45 am for half day students, 3:15-3:30 pm for school day students, or 4:15-4:45 pm for those enrolled in Extended Day.

Elementary

Elementary carline takes place at the north pavilion and students will enter the classroom through the courtyard entrance. Drop off occurs between 8:00-8:15 am. Pick up occurs between 3:15-3:30 pm for school day students, or 4:15-4:45 pm for those enrolled in Extended Day.

2020-21 Staggered Drop Off and Pick Up Schedule

 Drop OffHalf Day Pick UpFull Day Pick Up
Before Care (I/T/EC only)7:30‑7:45 am  
Elementary8:00‑8:15 am 3:15-3:30 pm
Early Childhood8:15‑8:30 am11:30-11:45 am3:15-3:30 pm
Toddler8:30‑8:45 am11:30-11:45 am3:30-3:45 pm
Infant8:30‑8:45 am 3:30-3:45 pm
Extended Day  4:15-4:45 pm

Drop Off and Pick Up Map

Drop Off Pick Up Map CV19