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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Bixby Middle School Morning Drop-Off (via vehicle)

For Parents / Guardians planning on dropping your student off at Bixby Middle School (BMS) in the morning via vehicle, please take a moment to familiarize yourselves with these terms and procedures prior to entering campus. Also, please be mindful of our school zone on Mingo.

  • Students can enter the building starting at 8:20am.
  • Marquee Campus Entrance – The ‘Marquee Entrance’ is the original entrance / exit off of Mingo to the BMS campus and North Parking Lot. It is the entrance closest to our BMS marquee.
  • The Big 'B' - Landmark close to the BMS north parking lot to reference for traffic flow. 
  • Loop Campus Entrance – The ‘Loop Entrance’ is the newly-constructed, northern-most entrance / exit off of Mingo to the BMS campus
  • North Parking Lot – The ‘North Parking Lot’ is the BMS parking lot located directly north of the BMS building.
  • South Parking Lot – The ‘South Parking Lot’ is the BMS parking lot located directly south of the BMS building.
  • South Campus Entrance – The ‘South Entrance’ is the entrance / exit off of Mingo south of the BMS building.
  • Main Building Entrance – The main building entrance to the middle school is the building entrance closest to the flag poles.

For the 2020-2021 school year, parents / guardians dropping their BMS student off  via vehicle will enter campus using the Marquee entrance. As you pull onto campus from Mingo, stay to the right of the Big B, following the driveway in a one-way, counter-clockwise direction around the north parking lot. The right lane of that oval drive will bring you curbside to the main building entrance, forming a single-file line for drop off. The left lane will bring you to the parking lot isle closest to the marked crosswalk in the north parking lot, forming a single-file line for drop off. Parents / Guardians may use either lane for student drop off. Parents / Guardians’ vehicles must be in the designated drop-off areas before unloading students from the vehicle, pulling as far up as possible in the designated areas before unloading students. Students will unload from vehicles in the designated areas only. Students must use the marked crosswalk when moving from the north parking lot to the main building entrance. 

  • Parents / Guardians dropping students at school are required to follow the instructions and directions of our crossing guard and staff while on campus.
  • The Loop Entrance will not be used for student drop-off. The South parking lot will not be used for student drop-off.
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BMS Traffic Flow North

No vehicles are allowed to enter the back parking lot while school buses are present.  All  vehicles that are in the back parking lot when school buses enter must remain parked in a marked parking space until all school buses have exited the parking lot.  School buses have right-of-way at all times.  The front parking lot is designated for all student drop off / pick up.  Vehicle violating traffic flow process or parking lot protocols may have their access to the BMS restricted or revoked .  

Bixby Middle School Afternoon Pick-Up (via vehicle)

For Parents / Guardians planning on picking up your student at Bixby Middle School (BMS) in the afternoon via vehicle, please take a moment to familiarize yourselves with these terms and procedures prior to entering campus. Also, please be mindful of our school zone on Mingo.

  • School release times: Regular days - 3:46 pm, Early Release Fridays  - 2:47 pm. 
  • Students are required to use the marked crosswalk located just north of the main building entrance when crossing into the north parking lot from the BMS building.  
  • The Big 'B' - Landmark close to the BMS north parking lot to reference for traffic flow.
  • Loop Campus Entrance – The ‘Loop Entrance’ is the newly-constructed, northern-most entrance / exit off of Mingo to the BMS campus. 
  • Marquee Campus Entrance – The ‘Marquee Entrance’ is the original entrance / exit off of Mingo to the BMS campus and North Parking Lot. It is the entrance closest to our BMS marquee.
  • North Parking Lot – The ‘North Parking Lot’ is the BMS parking lot located directly north of the BMS building.  Parents / Guardians can access this parking lot by using the Marquee Campus Entrance, keeping to the right of the Big 'B' following the counter clock-wise traffic flow, and entering this parking lot using any of the three openings as you follow the oval drive with the 3rd used exclusively for student drop-off and pick-up in the mornings and afternoons. 
  • South Parking Lot – The ‘South Parking Lot’ is the BMS parking lot located directly south of the BMS building.  The South Parking Lot will not be used for student pick-up during our afternoon release. 
  • South Campus Entrance – The ‘South Entrance’ is the entrance / exit off of Mingo south of the BMS building.
  • Main Building Entrance – The main building entrance to the middle school is the building entrance closest to the flag poles.

Parents / Guardians picking up their BMS student in the afternoon can enter campus using either the Marquee Entrance or Loop Entrance

Using the Marquee Entrance: 

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As you pull onto campus from Mingo, stay to the right of the Big 'B', following the oval driveway in a one-way, counter-clockwise direction around the north parking lot. The right lane of that oval drive will bring you curb-side to the main building entrance, forming a single-file line for pick-up. Students can also be picked up from the North parking lot by using the left lane of the oval driveway, entering the parking lot using the 3rd parking lot opening.  This will bring you to the parking lot isle closest to the marked crosswalk in the north parking lot, forming a single-file line for pick-up. Parents / Guardians may use either line for student pick-up. Parents / Guardians’ vehicles must be in the designated pick-up areas before loading students into a vehicle, pulling as far up as possible in the designated areas before loading students. Students will load vehicles in the designated areas only.

w/ North Parking Lot (parking & waiting)

As you pull onto campus from Mingo, stay to the right of the Big 'B', following the driveway in a one-way, counter-clockwise direction around the north parking lot.  Using the left lane of the oval drive, enter the north parking lot by using either the 1st or 2nd lot opening.  The 3rd lot opening is reserved for the north parking lot pick-up line. All vehicles using the north parking lot for student pick-up must be parked in a marked parking space prior to and during student pick-up.  Students using the front parking lot to load into vehicles may only load into vehicles parked in a marked parking space.  Parents / Guardians’ vehicles must be in the designated pick-up areas before loading students into a vehicle.  Students will load vehicles in the designated areas only.  


Using the Loop Entrance:  As you pull onto campus from Mingo, keep to the right, following the two-way traffic Loop driveway around to the loop located at southwest corner of the BMS campus.  This two-way drive opens to a two-lane, one-way loop.  Parents / Guardians picking up students using the Loop Entrance will use the right lane, forming a single-file line to wait on, and load students.  The left lane of the two-lane loop is to be kept clear to allow vehicles to exit the loop after loading their student.  Parent / Guardians are not to load students while in the two-way traffic section of the Loop Entrance.  Students are not be allowed to load into vehicles in the two-way traffic section of the Loop Entrance.  

  • Parents / Guardians dropping students at school are required to follow the instructions and directions of our crossing guard and staff while on campus.