- The main carpool drop-off between 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. is under the awning. Please pull up as far as possible to allow the maximum of cars.
- An ECLC staff member will help get the child out of the car and into the building. Parents may be asked to help if the child is having difficulty.
- Alternatively, the parent may park their car in the upper lot of the Montgomery Community Church parking lot (which connects to our property) and walk their child into the building.
- Starting 2023-2024, we will have a Safety Officer stationed in the MCC lot. If you intend to exit via MCC lot, you must follow the traffic lane straight from the ECLC/EBL Campus gate, stop at the stop sign, and then turn left into the Harper’s Point lot. For safety reasons, you may not cut across the parking lot to the right or exit in the front of MCC Church onto Montgomery Road.
- The designated bus pick-up area is just up the hill on the Founders’ Campus, near the top of the pathway that connects EBL and Founders’ Campus.
- EBL faculty and staff supervise KPrep - Gr 3 students while they gather in two of the Gr 3 classrooms then proceed to the bus area at Founders’.
- Please ensure your student knows his/her district name (i.e. Loveland, Mason, etc.) and bus #. Kindergarten teachers have a protocol for ensuring students get to the right buses. We encourage you to attach a tag to your child’s backpack with district name and bus #. Bus aides and bus drivers will also ensure that students are boarding the right bus, prior to them boarding.
- Inclement weather:
- During inclement weather, students will remain inside EBL until their bus is called.
- Each child needs to have a raincoat and poncho kept in their cubby throughout the year. If they wear it home, please be sure to send it back the next day.
- CHCA will provide each student with an umbrella to carry on their walk from EBL to the bus.
- Additional protocol:
- Please be sure your student knows whether he/she is riding the bus on a given day.
- If you need to change your child’s pick-up status on any given day, please call 513-247-9944 x101 by noon.
- We have 3 carpool areas to pick up your child(ren): Front Circle, road to the Montgomery Community Church, and Lower Circle.
- On the first day of school, head to the gym and stop by the carpool table to pick up your cards. Carpool pick-up will be assigned as follows (though please extend us grace as this may change early in the year should we experience unusually heavy traffic in one or more line):
- Front Circle – Last names A-G
- MCC Area– Last names H-O
- Lower Circle – Last names P-Z
- Pick-up lanes will not be open until 2:50 each day.
- All traffic will flow directly into each of the three carpool lanes.
- Additional protocol notes:
- Coming into our drive from Snider Road, you may be routed in front of Founder’s Campus. Please follow the directions of the staff member at the top of the hill.
- Do not get out of your car during carpool.
- Do not park in the front circle of EBL at any time. This is a fire lane to be kept clear at ALL times.
- Exercise extreme caution and GO SLOW when driving on campuses.
- DO NOT text and drive.
- Pull up as far as you can to the car in front of you. Leaving big “gaps” is not helpful as we need every inch of space for carpool.
Thank you using caution and for helping us ensure the safety of all children.
This video briefly describes traffic flow. Note that the morning drop off (00:27) lane will be in the 3rd row on the right just as you turn in from Snider Road. For afternoon pickup (01:34), turn right and choose 1 of the 8 pick up lanes.
Starting 2023-2024, we will have a Safety Officer stationed in the MCC lot. If you intend to exit via MCC lot, you must follow the traffic lane straight from the ECLC/EBL Campus gate, stop at the stop sign, and then turn left into the Harper’s Point lot. For safety reasons, you may not cut across the parking lot to the right or exit in the front of MCC Church onto Montgomery Road.
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Gr 7-8 Only Early Pick-Up:
- Who? Gr 7-8 students not involved with a club meeting or after school sport and with no PK-Gr 6 siblings
- Why? Alleviate student congestion during afternoon carpool.
- How does it work?
- Arrive no earlier than 2:45.
- Line up around the flag pole circle drive directly in front of the 7-8 entrance, pulling all the way forward to the curb adjacent to the end of the building or to the car in front of you. If needed, please use the last two lanes of the main parking lot to join the serpentine que. Faculty will assist with this procedure in the first weeks of school.
- After loading your student, exit quickly.
- The early pick-up lane shuts down at 3:05 p.m. All cars waiting on students or arriving late will be directed back to the holding lanes in the parking lot to pick up students as described in the video.
- Parents can drop/pick up students in the circle at the Main Entrance. Please pull all the way forward.
- Reminder: we have many new student drivers who park and drive in the MSL Upper School parking lot.
- Watch the pavement markings as some through-ways are one way.
- The lot surrounding the building is reserved for visitors, staff, and paying seniors.
- All students parking must purchase a pass.
Tips to Keep Your Child Safe
- Please don't block the entrance to the Armleder lot. (00:20)
- If you need to assist your student in buckling their seatbelt, please pull around the corner onto Elm Street before exiting the car. (00:27)
After picking up your student, you must merge left or turn right. You cannot go straight through W Ninth St from the carpool lane. Doing so endangers you, your student, and other drivers. (00:45)
Frequently Asked Questions (01:05)
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- Gr K-6 Carpool drop off/pick up is in front of the building stairs.
- Drivers must stay in their car for loading/unloading their students. At no time should a car be parked or left unattended in front of the building.
- Students may only exit/enter from the passenger side of the car (sidewalk side).
- While waiting in the car pool lane, please don't block the entrance to the Armleder lot so staff members can still come and go safely.
- Do not block multiple lanes on 9th Street (circle the block as necessary).
- Use the crosswalks properly and take proper precautions when crossing the street. (Set a good example!!)
- The parking lot is reserved for Armleder faculty and staff.
Morning Drop Off:
- School hours, including "earliest arrive" and "carpool starts" times, are on the myArmleder webpage.
- Your child should wait in the car until a staff member prompts you to go inside.
- The carpool number (provided the first day of school) must be displayed on the passenger visor with the student number clearly visible to facilitate quick loading.
The following school districts provide at least some transportation to CHCA. Please contact your school district’s transportation office to obtain information and/or a downloadable Transportation Request Form, as well as instructions for returning the completed form. Note that parents may have to occasionally arrange transportation as the district's schedule may not always coincide with CHCA's.
|School District||Telephone||District information/forms|
|Deer Park||(513) 936-4677||www.deerparkcityschools.org|
|Kings Local||(513) 398-8050 ext. 10024||www.kingslocal.net|
|Lakota (Petermann Bus)||(513) 755-5821||www.lakotaonline.com|
|Little Miami||(513) 899-2941||www.littlemiamischools.com|
|Loveland (PK - Gr 8 only)||(513) 683-3103||www.lovelandschools.org|
|Madeira (Petermann Bus)||(513) 561-1366||www.madeiracityschools.org|
|Milford (Petermann Bus)||(513) 575-1563||www.milfordschools.org|
|North College Hill||(513) 931-8181||www.nchcityschools.org|
|School District||Telephone||district information/forms|
|Cincinnati Public (Armleder and North Campus; Upper 9-12 students may ride Metro bus)||(513) 363-0327
|Fairfield City Schools||(513) 829-6603||www.fairfieldcityschools.com|
|Forest Hills||(513) 231-3335||www.foresthills.edu|
|Indian Hill||(513) 272-4591||www.indianhillschools.org|
|Lebanon City Schools||(513) 934-5838||www.lebanonschools.org|
|Mt. Healthy||(513) 728-4985||www.mthcs.org|
|Northwest Local School District||(513) 825-4600||www.nwlsd.org|
|Oak Hills||(513) 574-2161||www.ohlsd.us|
|West Clermont (Petermann Bus)
Some elementary students may be eligibile; contact district for details.
|Winton Woods||(513) 619-2405||www.wintonwoods.org|