Employee / Student Boundaries Policy
Assembly Bill 500 (AB500), effective January 1, 2018, adds section 44050 of the California Education Code, which requires schools to provide the section on employee interactions with pupils in its code of conduct, to parents and guardians of enrolled students on the School’s website. The following document shares portions of the School policies, which are included in the School’s Employee Handbook, including language relating to interactions between pupils and employees.


Parking and Traffic Requirements
At Redwood Day, we want our families to feel welcome to walk their children onto campus in the mornings and also feel confident if they prefer to drop their children off in front of school. We respect our neighbors by making sure they have parking spaces in front of their homes and that traffic on our street is safe for all. To achieve all this, we expect that families, visitors, and faculty/staff read and agree to the traffic and parking rules outlined below.

FAQs

List of 4 items.

  • Parking On Campus

    At this time, there is no parking on campus for families during morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up except for special events. The parking lots will be reserved for faculty and staff until further notice. If you plan to walk your child to the front of the School in the morning, please park on MacArthur Blvd.
  • Drop-Off & Pick-Up Rules

    Drop Off
    • All students in Grades K-8 can be dropped off at school as early as 7:45 a.m. for early morning care. This means that Lower School students (K-5) can be dropped off anytime between 7:45-8:20 a.m. and Middle School students (6-8) can be dropped off anytime between 7:45-8:40 a.m.

      • Students in grades K-1 will enter campus and play in stable groups in designated areas until 8:20 a.m.
      • Students in grades 2-5 will enter campus and play in stable groups in designated areas until 8:10 a.m. Students will be dismissed to their classrooms at 8:10 a.m. to get ready for the day. 
      • Students in grades 6-8 who arrive between 7:45-8:10 a.m. will be supervised outside the main gates to the Middle School campus until 8:10 a.m. At that time, students will enter campus, and they will be supervised outside in the Middle School Yard until 8:35 a.m. when they will be dismissed to class.

    • The parking lot will NOT be open to families for drop-off in the morning. If you plan to walk your child to the front of the School in the morning, please park on MacArthur Blvd. We need to be able to safely manage the drop-off line and can’t accommodate cars coming in and out of the parking lot. 

    Pick Up
    • We need all parents/guardians to follow the schedule below to ease congestion in the afternoon:
      • Kindergarten: arrive no earlier than 2:50 p.m. and no later than 3:05 p.m.

      • 1st-2nd Grades: arrive no earlier than 3:10 p.m. and no later than 3:25 p.m.

      • 3rd-5th Grades: arrive no earlier than 3:15 p.m. and no later than 3:30 p.m.

      • 6th Grade: arrive no earlier than 3:45 p.m. and no later than 4:00 p.m.

      • 7th and 8th Grades: arrive no earlier than 3:55 p.m. and no later than 4:10 p.m. 
    • If you arrive earlier than the times listed above, Redwood Day staff will tell you to exit the line and return to MacArthur Blvd. We don’t like telling people to do this, but we need to in order to ensure that all students can get home safely. Thank you for not arriving any earlier than the times listed above.
       
    • Starting Monday, August 30, if you have a child in the Lower School and a child in the Middle School, we will automatically send your Lower School child to our X-Care program (free of charge) at their dismissal time unless you tell your child’s teacher that you are coming to pick your youngest child up first and then coming to pick your older child up later. We will provide supervision for your Lower School child until your Middle School child’s dismissal time.

    • If you have more than one child in one of our divisions (Lower or Middle School) please arrive at the designated time above for your OLDEST child. Your younger child(ren) will be with your oldest child ready to be picked up.  

    • The parking lot will NOT be open to families for pick-up in the afternoon. We need to be able to safely manage the pick-up line and can’t accommodate cars coming in and out of the parking lot. 
  • Neighborhood Parking

    Please remember that there are several parking restrictions on streets surrounding Redwood Day. We work hard to maintain good relations with our neighbors, and ask for your cooperation in this effort. 
    • There is no parking on the following streets: Sausal (the small street just after the freeway overpass), Morrison (the street that intersects Sheffield at the stop sign), or on the opposite side of Sheffield.
    • Please DO NOT park across from Redwood Day and walk your child across the street.
    • If you park on Sheffield Ave. to walk your child(ren) into school, please park on our side of Sheffield only. This expectation extends all the way down Sheffield to E. 29th Street. This is part of our agreement with our neighbors and the City of Oakland. 
    • Please observe the STOP sign just after Redwood Day on Sheffield Ave. when you make a U-turn to head back out toward MacArthur. It is important because:
      • It’s the law!
      • It’s a major safety concern
      • We want to teach our students to be good drivers when they grow up
  • Sheffield Avenue Neighborhood Parking Agreement

    In partnership with our Sheffield Avenue neighbors, Redwood Day works diligently to preserve a positive relationship and remain mindful about parking and the number of vehicles we bring into the neighborhood. Redwood Day has a long-standing parking agreement with our Sheffield Avenue neighbors, which is as follows:
    • We agree to never park on Sausal Street
    • We agree to never park on the opposite side (to Redwood Day) of Sheffield Avenue
    • For major events, faculty/staff are encouraged to park off-site to create additional spaces in our lot
    • For major events, we highly encourage families to park off-campus on MacArthur Boulevard
    Please consider carpooling whenever possible to help alleviate traffic on Sheffield, address limited parking for major events, and help us comply with our neighborhood agreements.