Drop-Off and Pick-UP
AMS and the John Muir school share the same campus which makes for a great deal of congestion before and after school. If possible, please try to use the school bus, car pool, walk, or ride bikes, skateboards or scooters to school (saves gas, helps the environment and
If driving, please try to use the parking area that is the closest to your child’s classroom. The upper parking lot is best for 6th graders. The AMS main parking lot is best for AMS 7th/8th graders and John Muir students. The old bus ramp on Walker Avenue is available for parent drop-off and pick-up as well.
The bus ramp for all students is located behind the large gym and should not be used to pick-up students. The bus area is closed to other traffic when buses are present (7:45-8:45am; 2:30-3:30pm). After 3:30pm, parents may park in the bus area to attend events.
Please use extreme caution during our periods of congestion. With our shared campus we have students of varying ages arriving to and from school each day. Our school start and end times are staggered in an effort to help alleviate some of the chaos. See below for the times of each school:
John Muir: 8:20-2:50 AMS: 8:40-3:05 (Wednesdays 8:40-1:50pm)
DROPPING OFF STUDENTS SAFELY: Do not drop students off...
AT the bus ramp: The bus ramp is to remain clear at all times. Please do not use the bus ramp as a drop-off and/or pick-up area.
At the cross-walks: This is not a drop-off zone. Please pull into the parking lot to let your child out safely or drop them off at a less congested area of the street and have them walk to the cross walk.
AMS Campus Supervision Times & Procedures
Campus Supervision starts as scheduled below:
7:45am: Library & Middle gym, open 7:45am: Library & Middle gym, open
8:00am: Commons & Cafeteria, open 8:30am: Commons & Cafeteria, open
8:15am: Main Hall, open 8:50am: Main Hall, open
Students may go to their lockers when the first bell rings (8:33 a.m. Monday –Thursday & 9:23 a.m. Fridays).
Monday – Friday: Before 8:30 A.M. students must have a pass to see a teacher. If a student does not
have a pass, they may go to the office and request to see a teacher. The office will contact the teacher to see if they
are available. If the teacher is available a pass will be given to the student.
Wednesdays: Teachers are in meetings and will not be available to see students after school without an appointment.