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 Shuttle Bus Service free of charge 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 of four have to be accompanied by a parent/guardian!
PLEASE NOTE: For everyone who has not signed up for the Shuttle Bus Service or a Parking Pass, the Shuttle bus is the default option! For both ways, to and from the school, you will be assigned to a specific bus, #1, 2, 3, or 4. Please make sure to ONLY take your assigned bus! In-person classes will start on January 26, 2022.
Chaperones: There will be NO chaperones on board. Chaperones will wait at the school bus stop for unaccompanied children age 4 to fourth grade and drop them off at their respective classes - vice versa at midday.
In the morning: Four yellow school busses from the German International School will leave the Bolger Center at 8:40 am and circle between the Bolger Center and the school.
At midday: The busses will leave the school at 11:40 am and circle between the school and the Bolger Center.
All students who have not been picked up at the Bolger Center by 12:00 pm will be returned to the GLC office. Parents will then be notified.
Busstop Location: Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Dr., Potomac, MD 20854: Map
Signing 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.
Please read the following Parking and Traffic Rules and Driver’s Guide GLC (Klicken Sie bitte hier für eine druckbare Version - nur in Englisch verfügbar):
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
:: 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
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
:: 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
:: 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
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
:: Infractions against the Parking and Traffic Rules lead to the following consequences:
1. Infraction: Warning
2. Infraction: Warning
3. Infraction: Exclusion from classes
Während der Online-Anmeldung haben Sie die Möglichkeit, sich für einen Parkschein oder für den Busservice anzumelden. Es gibt nur eine begrenzte Anzahl von Parkplätzen/ausweisen, die in der Reihenfolge der Anmeldungen vergeben werden!
Jeder, der weder für den Bus noch für einen Parkschein angemeldet wurde, wird für die Hin- und Rückfahrt einem bestimmten Bus zugeordnet, #1, 2, 3, oder 4. Bitte fahren Sie NUR mit dem ihnen zugeordneten Bus!