Whether it’s carline, athletics or field trips, our top priority is the safety of our students, staff and families. With that in mind, we offer a number of transportation conveniences.
Safety is of the utmost priority when transporting our students, faculty and staff. We follow the recommended standards of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). All vehicles undergo daily safety inspections and we perform all scheduled maintenance as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
We offer a transportation service to and from school for our families in the Moore, Harnett and Wake County areas.
Pick up and drop offs are at designated public locations at scheduled times with a grace period of 5 minutes. The bus driver will leave no child unattended, and pickups must be made by an authorized pickup person. You will find the exact times and locations we service on our School Transportation Registration Form.
Annual transportation contracts are available as one-way or round-trip. A transportation registration form must be on file in the school office prior to a student using GCS transportation. Fees are charged directly to the student’s FACTS account according to the payment plan chosen at the time of enrollment. As-needed daily transportation is also offered if seating is available at a rate of $25 per trip per child.
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Grace maintains several buses and vans for transportation of students and teachers to field trips, and GCS athletic teams and coaches to away games and meets.
We have roughly 750 vehicles come through our campus each day. We have carefully-planned carline protocols for morning drop off and afternoon pickup to insure the safety of our students, staff and drivers.
The morning drop off begins at 7:15 am when the Grace Café begins serving breakfast. Student must report to class by the time designated for their grade — times are staggered by grade from 7:45 am to 8:10 am to help safely manage the volume of traffic in our parking lots. Please follow the signs and obey the crossing guards. Students should be dropped off in the designated areas where they will be greeted by staff to have their temperature checked. Please do not drop off students by the gym or in the parking lot. If you have a reason to park and visit the school office, please use the crosswalks.
The parking lot closes from 2:15-2:30pm. If you are signing your student out early, you must do so before 2:15pm. Students are released for pickup on a staggered schedule by grade in order for carline to move efficiently and avoid backup onto the highway. Please do not arrive on campus until your oldest student’s pickup time.
If you need to drop off late or pick up early, please visit the school office. For your convenience, Extended Care is available for a separate fee. Before School Care is available starting at 6:30am, and After School Care is available through 6:30pm.
We require that anyone picking up your student be on your approved pickup list, or that you have previously notified the school office of a special pickup person for a specific day. You will receive communication from the school to setup your authorized pickup persons at the beginning of the school year using our school safety and dismissal platform, Pikmykid. You may update your authorized pickup list at any time during the year.
Emergency contacts are also considered authorized pickup persons. These are defined during the enrollment process and can be updated in FACTS at any time.
In addition, each family will be provided a named plaque to display on the dash of your vehicle during pickup to help our staff quickly get to know you and your vehicle.
Students with a valid North Carolina driver’s license may drive on campus. Students must register their vehicles and present their license information to the school office. A student parking permit sticker must be visible on the driver-side rear windshield. Invitations to apply for a Student Parking Permit will be sent via email to high school families. Please check our Back to School Resources or contact the school office for more information.
Driving to school is a privilege. If a student abuses this privilege by violating the law or school rules, it will be revoked. Students who wish to drive on campus are expected to abide by the following rules: