Arrival Procedures

  • Doors Open at 7:35 a.m.

    • Students should never arrive at Northgate Crossing Elementary before 7:35 am.
    • Before this time, staff members are not on duty to supervise students.
    • Your cooperation in dropping off your student after 7:30 am is needed and appreciated.
    • At 8:00 am the gate on side B is closed. At that time, all school doors will be locked and you will need to drop off your child on side A.
    • At 8:05 your child is considered tardy and you must park and come into the front office to sign them in. 
     
    Car Riders: 
    • Pre-K - First Grade Car Riders are dropped off and picked up on side B (the larger parking lot).
    • Second - 5th Grade Car Riders are dropped  off and picked up on side A (parking lot in front of the building).
    • *If you have siblings in (Pre-k -1st Grade) & (2nd- 5th), then please use side B (the larger parking lot) to drop off and pick up. 

Dismissal Procedures

  • Dismissal procedures begin at 3:25. 

     

    Side B (larger parking lot): (Pre-K - 1st Grade Car Riders) and (Bus Riders)

    • Buses and Daycare Vans must enter pick up line FIRST followed by parent/guardian vehicles for car riders. 
    • You must only enter the line by making a left turn from Northgate Crossing Boulevard. 
    • Pre-K - First Grade Car Riders are  picked up on side B (the larger parking lot).
    • The older siblings will be with the (Pre K - 1st graders).
    • You should display your TEAL (Side B) car rider tag in your car window until your child gets into the car.  
    •  TIP: Put your car rider tag on a pant hanger and hang it from your rear view mirror.
    • This helps teachers read your name from far away and speeds up our dismissal process!

       

    Side A (parking lot in front of building): (2nd - 5th Grade Car Riders) and (Daycare) 

    • Second - 5th Grade Car Riders are  picked up on side A (parking lot in front of the building). 
    • You should display your ORANGE (Side A) car tag in the window until your child gets into the car.
    • *If you have siblings in (Pre-k -1st Grade) & (2nd- 5th), then please use side B (the larger parking lot) to drop off and pick up.
    • The older siblings will be with the (Pre K - 1st graders).
    •  TIP: Put your car rider tag on a pant hanger and hang it from your rear view mirror.
    • This helps teachers read your name from far away and speeds up our dismissal process!

    **YOU MUST HAVE THE STUDENTS CAR RIDER SIGN TO PICK UP YOUR CHILDREN. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE CAR TAG, YOU WILL HAVE TO COME INSIDE FOR AN ID CHECK. IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE AUTHORIZED PERSON FOR PICK UP, PLEASE SHARE THIS SIGN OR GET TWO COPIES.**

     

    Walkers

    -Students who walk home, may be picked up at the designated parent pick-up in front of the PK playground. PK to 2nd grade students will not be allowed to leave campus on their own, they will only be released to a guardian or parent.


Bus Riders

  • How do I find my Bus Route #? 

    1. Visit this website
    2. Type in your address 
    3. Select Grade Level 
    4. The system will give you a BUS ROUTE # (This is different from the number that is written on the bus. Our school goes by bus route #'s because physical bus numbers may change due to maintenance needs.)

     

    Things to Remember:

    •  Spring ISD Transportation recommends all students/parents arrive at their designated stop at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time of the bus.

      -Buses will pick students up in parking lot B, in front of the cafeteria and gym. Normally, buses arrive between 3:15 and 3:25.

      -Please remember that bus drivers cannot release Pre-K and Kindergarten students at a stop without visually confirming that a guardian is present. They must have the student's pin number.

      -If bus riders of any grade do not make it off the bus at their stop for any reason, the bus driver will bring them directly back to school when they finish their route, and the student will need to be picked up by a family member.

     

    TEXT ALERTS + LATE BUSES

    Parents,

    If you are not getting text messages about late buses and other school matters, your phone number may have been opted out. To ensure you are receiving text messages from Northgate Crossing and Spring ISD, please follow these steps:

    Text START to "60680" for non-emergency messages.

    Text START to "54968" for emergency messages.

    We are aware of some very late arrival times of some of the bus routes, both AM and PM, and we completely understand the frustration for parents. We do send parents text messages each afternoon about late buses. However, we are unable to send morning text alerts about late pickups, as we are not provided access to that information.

    Spring ISD transportation is in charge of bus times, and they are currently struggling with a driver shortage, resulting in many drivers having to do additional high school routes before they pick up elementary students. For any scheduling issues you encounter, we encourage you to reach out to Spring ISD transportation at (281) 891-6490.


Transportation Changes

  • Transportation changes must be submitted in writing.

    The note can be submitted in the following ways: 

    • note sent with child in the morning and given to classroom teacher 
    • note given to the front office 
    • note sent in an email to Sara Ruiz: sruiz14@springisd.org
    • note WITH SIGNATURE faxed to: 281- 891- 8781
    • We do not take transportation changes over the phone.

    ALL changes must be submitted by 2:30 PM. 

    In order for the front office staff to give their full attention to getting our students home safely, no changes will be made after 2:30 PM and the child will be sent home by his regular means of transportation.

     

     


Student Pick Up

    • If you need to pick your student up before dismissal, you must come into the front office and sign out the student by 2:30. 

    • After proper identification is made, we will call your student to come to the front office to leave campus. 

    • Please remember that per the student handbook, no student is to be released after 2:30 PM

    • While this policy may cause some inconvenience, our number one priority is the safety of all students at Northgate Crossing Elementary.