Carpool Procedures

Safety is paramount, so please follow the guidelines below. They have been developed with you and your child(ren) in mind:


Morning Drop-Off — Your child may never be dropped off before 7:30 a.m., as we will not offer supervision until that time. Please do not drop your child off before you enter the driveway in front of the school (do not drop anywhere on Devine Street or adjacent streets).


Morning Carpool — In the morning, everyone enters from the Devine Street entrance by circling behind the school. You will come up Bonham Street, make a right at the light on Devine, and take a right into the school. DO NOT make a left turn into the front driveway from Devine Street. Please do not walk your child into school unless it is absolutely necessary.


Carpool Pick-Up — If you are sending someone to pick-up your child other than your regular driver, you may add that person to your family account in Renweb and then call the front office to alert the staff to the change.   


Afternoon Carpool - In the afternoon, if you are picking up one child, you will enter through the back gates of the school. If you are picking up multiple children, you will enter from Devine Street, again by circling behind the school. For the safety of all of our children, PLEASE do NOT use your cell phone when the carpool line is moving. Also, place a sign with your last name in the passenger-side window of your car. Please keep your car outside of the yellow line while picking up in afternoon carpool until 3:15. Detailed information regarding carpool procedures will be shared with you at the “New Parent Orientation.” If you have any questions, please contact the front office.


Young children needing assistance with carpool — Our school personnel is not allowed to assist you with fastening your child(ren) into your car. So, please be sure you are prepared to help your little one(s) buckle up. We want them to be safe!


Parking after 2:00 p.m. — Please do not park in the parking places located in the front drive-through area after 2:00 p.m. The afternoon carpool line begins to form at that time, and you could find yourself unable to move until the line clears after 3:00 p.m.

Pickup During Extended Care – If you are picking up your child from Extended Care, please park in a parking spot whenever possible. If you are picking up from an after school activity and need to park in the carpool line, PLEASE PULL ALL THE WAY OVER THE TO THE CURB SO OTHER CARS MAY PASS.

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Saint Joseph Catholic School

3700 Devine Street

Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 254-6736      (866) 456-7374

Extended care: (803) 744-0143

fax (803) 540-1913


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