Campus Traffic Flow

Obey all traffic laws in and around the campus!

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Student Drop-Off 7:30-8:15 am
If students walk or ride a bike to school, they will need to walk to the MPR doors in order to enter. Dropping off at the curb is strictly prohibited. Please follow the car line procedure for the safety of all staff and children.

All students will be dropped off on the south side of the school. Please drive south on 94th Street and enter the drop-off lines on the northeast corner of the parking lot and head west. Use both the A and B lanes. Drive around the building and field to the south side of the building. The drop-off zone is where the umbrellas are located.

Morning Drop-Off Ends at 8:15!
Students should be in their classrooms, seated, and ready to learn by 8:15 am. Please note that the drop-off lanes will be physically closed at 8:15. If arrival is after 8:15, please pull into the front parking lot and walk students into the front office to be signed in late. The front office doors are closed from 8:15-8:20 am for morning announcements.

Student Afternoon Pick-Up
All students will be dismissed through the car lanes. There is no option to pick up at the front office, except to check a student out early. Please make sure to have the blue placard with student’s last name and section (3A, etc.) clearly displayed on the driver-side visor when you turn onto 94th Street and enter the pick-up queue. If the placard is not visible or cars arrive before 3:10 pm/1:10 pm for the 2nd pick-up window, they will be directed to loop around and join the back of the line. Please do not switch lanes once your car has entered the school property, which would cause your child to head to an incorrect spot for dismissal and actually increase your pick-up time.

Parents of 3rd-5th grade ACS students with SPA siblings that would like to utilize the SPA drop-off and pick-up lanes may sign a permission slip allowing their child to walk between campuses. This permission slip must be turned in to the front office at least 24 hours before the child will be able to walk across to the other campus. You can scan and email the permission slip to office@archwayscottsdale.org. Note: A new permission slip is required each year for a child to have this privilege.

Full Day Schedule

Monday – Thursday

• Half-Day Kindergarten Students dismissed 11:45 am at the front of the school.
• Grade K-2 Students
 dismissed 2:50-3:05 pm. Siblings of older students will be held in their classrooms until 3:15 pm.
• Grade 3-5 Students and younger siblings dismissed 3:15-3:30 pm. Parents of 3-5 students should not enter the pick-up queue until 3:10 pm.
• 3rd-5th Grade Students
 who walk to Scottsdale Prep are released at 3:15 pm.

Early Release Schedule

All Fridays and other days specified by the Academic Calendar*

• Half-Day Kindergarten Students dismissed 11:45 am at the front of the school.
• Grade K-2 Students
 dismissed 12:50 pm. Siblings of older students will be held in their classrooms until the second pick-up.
• Grade 3-5 Students and younger siblings dismissed 1:15 pm. Parents of 3-5 students should not enter the pick-up queue until 1:10 pm.
• 3rd-5th Grade Students
 must be picked up at ACS on Fridays. If Scottsdale Prep has an early release, students may come wait outside for their younger siblings to be picked up.

*The calendar for the 2022-23 school year can be found here with early release days marked with a slash (all Fridays and various other days as noted). Please note that there are only full days and early release days (no half days as in previous years). There is ONE day (February 3) that releases at a different time.
Please note that our school schedule coincides with Scottsdale Prep for breaks and many of the early release Fridays, but not all Fridays are early release due to the requirements for middle and high school.