Virtual Back to School Night / Kiss and Ride Updates

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Virtual Back To School Night (BTSN)

Kiss and Ride Updates - with MAP

  • We have been informed that our new Kiss n’ Ride and staff parking lot will be completed this weekend!  This is great news.  Starting Monday 9/19, we will have wide scale changes in the way that we drop off and pick up as well as park at West Potomac.  A major part of the renovation plans involved creating new traffic patterns to help with congestion on campus as well as along Quander Road.  I do want to reiterate before providing you information that, all students are assigned a school bus in Fairfax County.  Therefore, if the Kiss n’ Ride is a challenge or a strain for you as a parent dropping off their child, you can allow your student to ride the bus. 
  • A map showing the new routes is now available here. The main thing to pay attention to is that there will now be THREE separate entrances and exits to our campus. 
  • The main entrance that includes the Gym, Entrance Door (1), and the bus loop, will now ONLY be a bus loop.  The loop will close off to staff and any other car drivers every morning by 7:30 am and every afternoon by 2:30 pm.  This is to allow for busses to drop off and pick up. The loop WILL be open to car traffic from 8:00 to 2:30 pm.
  • The entrance near Springbank and the Senior parking lot will ONLY be accessible to staff and students with parking lanyards/hang tags on their mirrors.  This access will be restricted starting at 7:30 am and 2:30 pm.  Again, this is to allow for arrival and dismissal.  This area WILL be open from 8:10 am to 2:30 pm.
  • The new Kiss n’ Ride entrance will be at the far end of the school (old Academy entrance and Pully).  All Kiss n Ride vehicles must enter here drive through the front parking lot around the side of the school to the back new staff parking lot area.  Those vehicles will loop around the perimeter of the lot and drop off students at the back doors (multiple doors in this area will be accessible) where they can enter.
  • To help with the transition we will have a soft opening of the new Kiss n Ride starting Friday afterschool.  I encourage you, if you are a Kiss n Ride parent, to come by over the weekend and drive the new area so that you can get familiar with the pattern and signage.  There will be limited access on Saturday morning due to striping of the front Academy lot.  It may be best if you want to come on Saturday to come after 2pm. 
  • It is important that we follow these traffic patterns as the renovation was designed and contingent on these new patterns.  I thank you in advance for your patience and support during this transition.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the main office and reach out to our security staff.