Parking Rules and Safety


Extreme caution will be exercised in the release of children to anyone other than a parent or guardian.  Therefore, it is imperative that parents send a note if there is a change in plans for pickup. Unless we have written permission from the parent/guardian, we will not release a student to another individual other than those listed on the regular dismissal form.If you decide to drive to school, please remember that student safety is our first priority.  It is extremely important that all parents and guardians follow these safety guidelines to ensure the safety of all Somerville students.

1.  General safety rules:

  • Please drive slowly, with caution, obeying traffic signs.
  • Do not park in the drop-off zone (in front of the school) between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • No U-Turns in front of the school; it is illegal and very dangerous.
  • No double-parking anywhere, anytime!
  • Park in designated areas only.  Do not park where “no parking” signs are posted.  
  • Use the sidewalks and crosswalks when you are walking from your parking spot.
  • Allow extra time for traffic, particularly in bad weather.
  • There is no parking in the faculty lot in the back of the school.  Parents should not enter this driveway at all from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

2.  Drop-off rules (8:30-8:35 am)

  • Drop-off is in the area in front of the school, heading north on Pleasant, from the kindergarten wing to the flagpole.  
  • When driving into the drop-off zone, you must pull over completely next to the curb.  
  • Remain in this area and pull up as far as possible to the end of the drop-off zone.
  • Children must use right side car doors only!
  • Do not reverse.  Wait for the car in front to move.   Cars are big, kids are small!
  •  If your child is unable to get out without assistance, park your car in an appropriate spot (the cut-out or another street) and walk your child!!

3. Pick-up rules (3:00 pm)

  • If your child is allowed to be dismissed without a hand-off, arrange a designated spot where your child will meet you.
  • Remind your child to come to this designated spot immediately after dismissal.
  • If using the pick-up zone (same as above) wait until you are in the appropriate area to let your child into the car.