Traffic

Agreement to Traffic Policies & Procedures

All policies and procedures defined below are in effect any time the school campus is open and apply to all parents and guardians as well as their designated drivers. Parents will be contacted immediately should they or their designated drivers be observed in violation of these procedures.

Permits & Quick Reference Guides
The school requires license plate numbers for all parents, guardians and designated drivers who are involved in drop-off or pick-up. If your family needs additional permits, please contact Geoff De Santis.

See a quick illustrated view of the Traffic Procedures.


More Information

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Schedule

Morning Drop-Off

Broadway Campus* and Pine/Octavia Campus Open
Hoffman Learning Commons is staffed for K-8 students

  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.

Morning Escorts/Traffic Commissioners On Duty

  • Monday-Friday, 7:50 a.m.
Afternoon Pick-Up

Kindergarten

  • Monday-Thursday, 2:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 2 p.m.
  • Midday Pick-Up, 11:45 a.m.

Grades 1-2

  • Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m.
  • Friday, 2:15 p.m.
  • Midday Pick-Up, 12 p.m.

Grades 3-4

  • Monday-Thursday, 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, 2:30 p.m.
  • Midday Pick-Up, 12:15 p.m.

Grades 5-8

  • Monday-Thursday, 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 3:05 p.m.
  • Midday Pick-Up, 12:35 p.m.

Grades 9-12
Monday-Friday, 3:15 p.m.

* Vehicles must have permits displayed for pick-up on Broadway campus. On both campuses, parents may not park in the pick-up lane; if students are not ready, please circle the block.

After School Program/Music Conservatory

All Grades
Weekdays, 4-6 p.m.
Vehicles must have permits displayed. Notify ASP faculty if someone other than the parent or authorized adult is picking up. Before 4 p.m., ASP/Music pick-ups may not use the normal queue. Please park legally in the neighborhood and walk to campus.

Athletics & After-School Activities

Athletics and After-School Activities

Pick-up rules still apply for pick-ups from athletics, drama practice or any after-school activity. If your child is not outside and ready to board curbside, please circle the block.

The ZoomX app is extra helpful for these after school pick-ups. Please be sure to use it: Open ZoomX mobile app; tap Pickup; select Student(s); tap Start; put phone away. (It works in the background and shuts off automatically upon drive-away.) Questions about ZoomX? Visit zoomx.us or email support@zoomx.us or joey.elftmann@sacredsf.org.

A note about the Pine/Octavia campus: Athletic teams often use the gyms at Pine/Octavia or the Buddhist Center across the street. Octavia is busy and narrow; double-parking will create a hazardous situation. If you arrive early, either drive around the block or find a legal parking space. Do not pick up on Pine Street, which is a fast-moving thoroughfare with limited sight-lines as it approaches Octavia.

Traffic Commissioners

Traffic Commissioners
Traffic Commissioners are school administrators and staff in yellow vests who are on duty to ensure everyone’s safety. They help direct the path of travel for cars in the curbside lane and help students get in and out of their cars with all of their items so you can remain in your car. Please alert them to any disruptions you see, but do not approach them to talk about other business. And remember, we are all in this together!

Traffic Procedures

Purpose

Convent & Stuart Hall is committed to creating a safe environment for students at all times, particularly during drop-off and pick-up. We are committed to partnering with our parents, neighbors and nearby schools to keep the flow of traffic running smoothly. We have designed our travel path in response to the city’s request to divert traffic off Webster and Vallejo Streets, utilizing Buchanan and Laguna Streets instead.

Procedure: The Single-Lane Queue on the Broadway Campus
  • Drop-off and pick-up both use a single-lane queue. The queue is on the westbound curbside lane on Broadway.
  • Traffic Commissioners will stop you from turning from Webster onto Broadway in either direction during drop-off and pick-up hours. Use Laguna or Buchanan to enter Broadway going west.
  • The queue is designed to keep traffic moving smoothly. Please pull all the way forward. Do not attempt to double-park. Drivers should not get out of their cars for any reason.
  • If you arrive before the assigned pick-up time, you will be asked to loop around the block (left on Fillmore, left on Pacific, left on Buchanan, left on Broadway).
  • Traffic Permits Required: Display your assigned permit at all times while in the White Zone on Broadway. If you do not have your permit, park your car legally in the neighborhood and walk to the school.
  • Use ZoomX mobile app for each pickup. It helps speed up the pick-up line, cut your wait in the car line and helps the school more safely manage your student’s dismissal. Open ZoomX mobile app; tap Pickup; select Student(s); tap Start; put phone away. (It works in the background and shuts off automatically upon drive-away.) Questions about ZoomX? Visit zoomx.us or email support@zoomx.us or joey.elftmann@sacredsf.org

Procedure: The Single-Lane Queue on the Pine/Octavia Campus
  • Drop-off and pick-up both use a single-lane queue. The queue is the southbound curbside lane on Octavia.
  • The queue is designed to keep traffic moving smoothly. Please pull all the way forward. Do not attempt to double-park. Drivers should not get out of their cars for any reason.
  • Do not drop-off or pick-up on Pine Street, which is a fast-moving thoroughfare with limited sight-lines as it approaches Octavia.
  • If you arrive before your student is ready, you may be asked to loop around the block (left on Bush, left on Franklin, left on Pine).

For the safety of our students, please read the examples below to better understand proper drop-off protocols. 

Acceptable drop-offs: 

  • A drop-off in the westbound curbside lane on Broadway and in the White Zone in front of the Pine/Octavia Campus
  • A drop-off in a legal parking spot 
  • Parking in a legal parking spot and walking your student(s) to school

Unacceptable drop-offs: 

  • A drop-off in a driveway 
  • A drop-off in a bus zone
  • A drop-off in the middle of the street in a non-curbside White Zone location

3 Simple Rules

3 Simple Rules That Always Apply to Pick-Up
  1. Arrive after the published dismissal time with your vehicle permit on display.
  2. Pull forward to the head of the line before stopping; if a curbside location is not available, circle the block. Do not attempt to park curbside or double-park.
  3. Drivers must remain in their cars at all times. Traffic Commissioners and Escorts are on duty to help students get in and out safely.

Ways You Can Avoid Traffic

5 Ways to Avoid the Traffic Snarl
  1. On "Walk to School Wacky Wednesdays," traffic on Broadway is reduced by as much as 40%. Consider making every day a "Walk to School" day.
  2. We encourage carpooling for families who don’t live within walking distance of the campuses. Use the Family Roster to find families in your neighborhood, and use the ZoomX app to update your child's teacher about carpools.
  3. Secure bike racks are available on both campuses for students and employees who ride.
  4. City transportation: Please consider public transportation if it is convenient.

    The Broadway campus is served by:
    • #1 California
    • #3 Jackson
    • #22 Fillmore
    • #24 Divisadero

    The Pine/Octavia campus is served by:
    • #1 California
    • #2 Clement
    • #3 Jackson
    • #22 Fillmore
    • #38 Geary
    • #47 Van Ness
    • #49 Van Ness

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  5. The California Corridor bus serves Convent & Stuart Hall students and Hamlin School students, starting at 31st Avenue and coming up California toward campus, dropping off in front of Herbst House. Visit the Family Information Form to access bus information.

    The morning Marin bus serves Convent & Stuart Hall, Urban School, University High School and Drew School. The cost is $12 for drop-in, with price-breaks for 10-packs and a year pass. Visit the Family Information Form to access Bus Information.

    For more information on bus routes, email Antonio Maglunog in the Business Office (tony.maglunog@sacredsf.org).

Ways To Disrupt Traffic

A Dozen Ways You Could Disrupt the Flow of Traffic
  1. Jaywalking
  2. Allowing students to exit a vehicle in a non-curbside lane
  3. U-turns
  4. Double-parking
  5. Parking in driveways, bus zones and red zones
  6. Parking in the white zone during posted hours
  7. Blocking an intersection
  8. Dropping off or picking up passengers in a driveway or traffic lane
  9. Horn honking, except as a warning of imminent danger
  10. Use of cell phones or texting
  11. Picking up or dropping off on Fillmore or adjacent streets
  12. Drivers exiting the vehicle at any time (getting backpacks out of trunks, etc.)

Who to Call

Who To Call

Please report absences or early pick-up at the School Office for each division before 8 a.m.

  • Convent Elementary: 415-292-3136
  • Convent High School: 415-292-3122
  • Stuart Hall for Boys: 415-292-3143
  • Stuart Hall High School: 415-345-5811
  • After School Program: 415-292-3157

Consequences

Consequences For Traffic Procedure Offenses

In order to create a safe environment for students at all times, particularly during drop-off and pick-up, any unsafe behavior must be corrected. Expect the following actions in response to traffic procedure violations:

  • 1st offense: Email from your child’s head of school
  • 2nd offense: Meeting with your child’s head of school
  • 3rd offense: Meeting with President Ann Marie Krejcarek

ZoomX Phone App to Make Pick-Up Easier

Created specifically for Convent & Stuart Hall, the easy-to-use ZoomX app provides more secure student transition and dismissal management, cuts down pick-up car line congestion and wait times, and saves up to 1,600 teacher hours and 1,500 parent hours per year.

Carpool & Dismissal Instructions: Use either the ZoomX web-app or mobile-app to send your teachers carpool and dismissal instructions. This saves parents, teachers and staff time and alleviates confusion around any carpool or dismissal instructions. Teachers and staff will only view their ZoomX Dashboard for their parent updates.

  • Open ZoomX app; tap/click Scheduler; tap/click Student; Edit Schedule (with Carpool or Dismissal update); tap ‘Save’. That’s it. Teachers and Staff will receive your update immediately. Your confirmation will be what you see on your screen. What you see is what they see.

After School Pick-ups: Use the ZoomX mobile app (iPhone or Android) for each after school pick-up. The app gives the school real-time pick-up arrivals, groups students by carpool and helps track student transitions.

  • Open the ZoomX mobile app before driving; tap Pickup; select Student(s); tap Start; put phone away. (It works in the background and shuts off automatically upon drive-away.)

Caregiver Partners: Ask your caregiver partners (i.e., babysitter, nanny, relative) to use the app. They may already have been added to your ZoomX family account. If not, simply send an email with their name, email and mobile to support@zoomx.us. They will be added right away.

Get Started: Visit zoomx.us > ‘First Time User’ button (top of page), and follow the steps listed there.

Questions, support:

  • Email joey.elftmann@sacredsf.org
  • Email support@zoomx.us
  • Visit the ZoomX Guide www.zoomx.us> Login > ‘User Action menu’ > ‘Guide’

Thank you for using ZoomX to help your school and parents save time.

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