Parking around Cumberland School is limited and parents/guardians are encouraged to park on Ardmore, Courtland, the west side of Marlborough (two hour parking), or on the north side of Hampton. Double-parking in any location is prohibited. Encourage your child to cross at the crosswalks, not to run across the street mid-block. For your convenience, there is a Hug and Go area in front of the school on the east side of Marlborough, directly north of the bus parking area.
Hug and Go: The Hug and Go area allows you to pick up or drop off child(ren) without getting out of the car. To use this area, pull in to the area and pull as far forward as possible. Children should enter or exit the car on the curbside only. If you use this area at pick up time, please continue to pull forward as soon as a car in front of you leaves the area, making more room behind you for other cars to pull in. Remain in your car at all times in this area.
Parking Lot: The parking lot at the north end of Cumberland School is for STAFF USE ONLY. By law, the handicapped parking space is to be used only by cars with a handicapped license or hang tag. This space should not be used for loading or unloading.
NO STUDENTS ARE PERMITTED IN THE PARKING LOT
Please do not use the parking lot for picking up or dropping off students.
In order to provide our children with the safest environment possible, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:
- A specific area for bus parking has been established on the east side of Marlborough Drive, directly in front of the school. No auto parking is allowed here during the hours of 7:30-3:45.
- No U or Y turns are permitted on Marlborough or Ardmore. This includes the use of the school or residential drives to turn around. Both U and Y turns clog traffic and create unsafe conditions for students.
- No double parking should occur even if the car is attended.
- Children should not cross Marlborough or Ardmore alone. Parents should walk their children across the street, at the crosswalk is safest.
- Organize neighborhood carpools.
- Allow your child to walk on a safety-conscious path to school, if possible. Consider organizing a Walking School Bus, with one parent/guardian picking up multiple children along to the route, walking children from multiple families to/from school.
- For older children, select a spot to meet a block away from school, avoiding the heaviest traffic congestion at the school.