Back to School Traffic Reminders

Monday, July 29, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!  Please remember that the first couple of weeks of school everyone is trying to figure out their driving schedule so you can expect some traffic jams around SPX as everyone gets settled into the school year routine.  We promise that everything will fall into a more manageable rhythm soon!

How does carpool work?
St. Pius X does not have a carpool pick up system like you might have experienced at your grade school.  Parents and students are on their own to meet for pick up in the afternoon once school has dismissed. Please be clear with your student what time you’ll come for him/her and where you plan to meet; students like to socialize instead of move to their cars which means gridlock for everyone.  We ask that students get picked up to the back of campus.  If you must pick up your student immediately after school in the front circle, your student must come immediately to you in order to keep traffic moving.

St. Pius X Catholic High School is a one-way campus.  What does that mean?
St. Pius X is a ONE-WAY campus with only one entrance on Johnson Road and two exits leading back onto Johnson Road, and one exit leading to Plaster Road (via the “senior parking lot”).

We prefer that parents pick up students behind the school, proceed to the exit, and take a right onto Johnson Road and then either a right or a left at the stop sign at Johnson and Plaster.  You will find that as a one-way campus everyone must enter from Johnson Road which makes a left turn back out onto Johnson Road very difficult and then continues to back up traffic on campus which means others cannot enter campus because there is no movement while others wait to enter the campus and make their way around to pick up students.

You can also exit campus through the “senior parking lot” which is the parking lot to the right of the main exit driveway which leads to a down ramp and an exit onto Plaster Road.

If you do choose to use the front circle for pick up you are also requested to exit campus by making a right turn onto Johnson Road and then a right or a left at the stop sign at Johnson and Plaster.

If you take a right onto Plaster Road it will lead you up to Buford Highway.

If you take a left onto Plaster Road it will lead you to the service road that runs along I-85 which will take you south to the fly under a mile down on your left which leads you back north on the service road to Shallowford and I-85 North access.  Further down the service road you’ll come first to Clairmont Road and then to North Druid Hills Road.

Please remember that we are here to help!  Remember to check your Student Handbook which is available on PSLearning, and is a searchable pdf document once you download it to your desktop.  We are looking forward to a fabulous school year and look forward to seeing you back in the halls very soon!