Kiss and Ride Procedures

Cooper’s Kiss and Ride plan is designed to help keep students safe, as well as maintain traffic flow during arrival/dismissal times.  Due to FCPS Department of Facilities renovations, the back of our campus is occupied with temporary Learning Cottages, referred to as “South Manor”.  Again for this year, Kiss and Ride drop-off and pick-up will occur in the back parking lot (previous tennis courts).  

It will be important to understand, follow, and adhere to the following procedures:

Drop-off in the AM

  • Kiss and Ride drop-off is located at the back of the school beginning at 7:00 am.
  • Cars enter from Balls Hill Road, proceed straight, bear right around the building, and onto the back parking lot.
  • There is a designated drop-off zone where students disembark, walk between the B and C quads, proceed up the stairs, and enter at door number 6 (**New this year).  
    • Note: After you have made the turn in the loop, please have students exit your vehicle on the right side (see map for the drop-off location)
  • Cars exit the parking lot at the location that they entered.  
  • Access road (Dead Run) is closed during arrival and departure.
  • Cars are not permitted in front of the school from 6:45 am - 7:30 am. 

Pick-up in the PM

  • Cars will use the same Kiss and Ride traffic loop for pick-up as in the AM.   
  • Students will exit the school from doors 6 and 7 and meet the vehicles at the car line
  • There will be no parking or driving in the front parking lot from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. 

We need to do everything we can to guarantee the safety of our students.  Therefore, no students should ever be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Dead Run
  • Balls Hill Rd
  • Georgetown Pike cross streets
  • Parking lots and intersections that lead into the school. 

Staff members will be available to answer questions regarding the procedures above.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work together to provide a safe and efficient system for dropping off and picking up students.