The regulations that have been established by the Montgomery County Board of Appeals constitute that as of September 2009 it is unlawful to drive onto school grounds on Saturday mornings to drop off or pick up students. It is also unlawful to park anywhere on Chateau Drive in order to drop off or pick-up students. Therefore the GLC provides a convenient solution with a free shuttle bus from the Bolger Center at 9600 Newbridge Dr., Potomac, MD 20854 to the German School and back. Parents and adult students without a parking permit need to sign up for the shuttle bus service! Students under the age four have to be accompanied by a parent/guardian!
Bus rides marked in red will have bus-chaperones on board for students Kindergarten to 4. grade who are signed up for bus transportation!
From Bolger Center to school in the morning:
Four yellow school busses from the German Intnernational School will circle between the Bolger Center and the school. The first bus leaves the Bolger Center at 8:40 am. Two busses will have chaperones on board. The last bus is for adult students ONLY and leaves the Bolger Center at 9:00 am.
From school to Bolger Center midday:
The first bus is for adult students ONLY and will leave the school at 11:30 am. The first bus for students will leave at 11:40 am.
All students who have not been picked up by 12:00 pm will be returned to GLC office at school. Busstop Location: Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Dr., Potomac, MD 20854: Map
Sign up for the shuttle bus is part of your online registration!
Our school is in a residential area, zoning laws apply and our neighbors have taken legal action to get relief from the increasing amount of traffic on Saturday mornings. Therefore, as of September 2009, we have to abide by new parking regulations in order to continue with our German language program at the German International School. The main commitment the school had to make is to disallow any pick-up or drop-off by cars not remaining (parking) on the school grounds during class, but rather to provide shuttle bus services from a remote location.
The purpose of the following Parking and Traffic Rules is to enable the safe and disciplined use of the parking lot and considerate behavior on the parking lot and within the neighborhood. It is particularly important for our school to cultivate good relationships with our neighbors. We are located in a residential area and must demonstrate care in our behavior, i.e. treat our neighbors with respect, protect their property and ensure their safety.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up :: All drop-off and pick-up must take place at the dedicated parking lot #2 at the Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Dr., Potomac, MD 20854. :: Students will be transported to and from the school by shuttle buses. ::Drop-off and pick-up of students at the school, on Chateau Drive and on Kentsdale Drive is NOT ALLOWED. Adherence to this rule will be strictly enforced.
Use of the Parking Lot :: The use of the parking lot is restricted to teachers, employees, students and their drivers WHO STAY ONSITE DURING CLASS. :: The instructions of supervision and administrative staff must be followed.
Drivers' Guide and Vehicle Registration :: These Parking and Traffic Rules serve as a Drivers' Guide for all students, their drivers, and employees of the German Language Classes and need to be signed for acceptance. :: All students, drivers, and employees are required to register their license plates on the enclosed form. This registration is for internal use only to enable identification of drivers in case of infractions against the rules; the data are treated strictly confidential.
Applicable Traffic Law :: Maryland Traffic Laws apply on school property.
Driving Behavior/Parking Restriction on Chateau Drive :: The speed limit of 25mph on Chateau Drive must be respected. With consideration for the neighbors a speed of 20mph is suggested. :: Drive on right lane only. Do not move onto the left lane when turning right into the parking lot. :: Do not drive with open windows while listening to high-volume music. :: Do not park on Chateau Drive and/or the neighbor's lawns. :: For school events the designated overflow parking must be used. :: Come to full stop before leaving the parking lot.
Driving and Parking on School Property :: The parking lot speed limit of 10mph must be respected. :: One-way circulation must be respected. :: No parking along the yellow curbs (fire lane, vehicles will be towed). :: Do not obstruct parking spaces and allow others to pull in and out. :: Vehicles may only be left unattended when properly parked in a marked parking space. :: Vehicles transporting children of less than 10 years of age are asked to use the elementary school parking lot where all parking spaces have direct access to walkways.
Pedestrian Behavior on the Parking Lot :: Use shortest possible path to pedestrian walkway after parking the vehicle. :: Students may only be on the parking lot to get in and out of vehicles.
Commitment to Respect Rules :: All students, drivers, and employees of the GLC commit to respect the parking and traffic rules. :: Infractions against the Parking and Traffic Rules lead to the following consequences: