Pick Up Line, Uniforms, Tardies and Detentions, Planned Absence/Sick Students, Late Lunch Drop Off, etc.

Pick Up/Drop Off Line

Drop Off (Morning)

 7:15-7:30 a.m. Middle School Athletics

Only drop off upper school students at this line, no Kinder-5th siblings can be dropped off in the middle school athletics drop-off line.

7:30-7:45 a.m. Upper School

Pull inside the cones and as far forward as possible before stopping to let your student out.

7:45-8:00 a.m. Lower School

Pull up to the farthest cone and a GCA staff or volunteer will help your student unload with their backpack and make it into the school doors.

Pick Up Line (Afternoon)

Have your car line sign visible. If you do not have your car line sign, park and come into the main entrance and get a car line sign before going back through the line to get your student.

3:00 p.m. Lower School

All lower school students will group with the youngest sibling so pick up at the designated spot of your youngest. Pull forward to the farthest cone with your car line sign in your window and we will deliver your student to your car.

 3:30 p.m. Upper School

Pull forward to the farthest cone with your car line sign in your window and we will send your student to your car.

Student Parking:

Students are allowed to park in the west parking lot, down by the portables. When backing up they will need to be careful of cars passing them in the carline.

If you are leaving before 3:30, please walk up to the main entrance and check out. 


Click HERE for the full uniform policy.


An update from last year is students can wear any kind of approved shoe on chapel, dress-up days, Monday. They are no longer required to wear a dress shoe

-If your student’s dress-up day Monday uniform has not arrived yet, please have them wear either a polo or white dress shirt until their official shirt has arrived.

-If your student’s Tuesday/Thursday uniform has not arrived by the first day of school, have them wear khakis and a solid color polo until their uniform arrives.

Tardies and Detentions

All students who arrive after their drop-off line has ended and the doors are locked must enter through the main entrance doors. They will check-in with the front desk team and be sent to their classrooms.


All Upper School students who are tardy will need to get a tardy slip and will receive a 10 minute after school detention for any unexcused tardies. 

-If your student’s class they are tardy for is in the Modulars, park by the modulars and get a tardy slip from Julia Yu in the back office before sending them in to class.

All detentions for tardies or other broken policies must be served the same day by the student. If they cannot serve it the same day, they are allowed to move it to the next in-person school day with permission from the Upper School Attendance Clerk (Autumn Pearson)

If a student receives a detention, we will email the parent who is marked as correspondence to inform you and please arrive 10 minutes after 3 and park and come in the main entrance doors to get your student.

If you are leaving before 3:30 you will serve your detention with Julia Yu in the back office.

Planned Absences/Sick Students

If you have a family vacation or an absences you know is planned and would like to get approval for it please fill out THIS FORM here, also found in the forms section at the bottom of the nest.

If your student wakes up sick, please email attendance@gcafrisco.org to let us know and we will mark them excused for the day.

Excused Absences:

Class day lesson plans may be accessed in FACTs Family Portal.

All homework that was due the day your student missed class is due the first day back.

All homework that becomes due while you are out is due the 2nd day back including work completed in class.

Late Lunch Drop-Off/Visiting Campus

Do you have something to drop off to your student after the drop-off lines are closed and the building is all locked up? As a part of our security plan, here is what we ask you to do:

Please park and place all late drop-off items in the cart outside the main entrance doors with something marking which student/grade they need to go to. Thank you for helping us keep our building secure!

If you do need to visit campus for any reason (to volunteer, to visit a classroom, etc.) please enter by the main entrance doors, sign-in with the front desk and receive a visitor badge.

Water Bottles/Drinks at School

We highly recommend and encourage your child bringing a water bottle to school and would prefer clear water bottles but any kind of water bottles are allowed. 

Only water is allowed in class, no other beverages.


Phones need to be put away before exiting your vehicle in the car line and cannot come out until students are back in their car. Students may have a phone but it should be in their backpack on silent the entire time they are on campus.

If a student is found with a phone out or in their pocket it will be:

  1. Collected by the faculty/staff who observed it
  2. Parent can pick it up at the desk the first time it is collected
  3. The second offense will result in student banned from bringing phone on campus


  • If students needs to contact you they may go to the front desk and receive permission to use their phone at the front desk.
  • Certain teachers may allow students to use their phone for a specific purpose in class like research or to play a game but this is at the discretion of the teacher.

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