Shuttle Bus Service and Parking Pass Information

Shuttle Bus Service

Due to Zoning regulations established by the Montgomery County Board of Appeals, we have to ask parents/guardians not to drive or park on Chateau Drive Saturday mornings to drop off or pick up students.
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 international School and back.

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone, students as well as accompanying parents/guardians without a valid Parking Pass, the Shuttle bus is the default option! 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! Bus passes will be distributed at the Bolger Center on February 26, 2022, the starting day of in-person classes.

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 will leave the Bolger Center at 8:40 am and circle between the Bolger Center and the school.

At midday: Busses will leave the school at 11:40 am and circle between the school and the Bolger Center.

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

Parking Permit

Due to Zoning Regulations by Montgomery County, the GLC must comply with those regulations in order to continue the German language program at the German International School. Drop-off or pick up by cars (with or without a valid parking permit) not remaining/parking on school grounds during class, can not be permitted. To park on the school parking lots, a valid parking permit is required.

Please read the following Parking and Traffic Rules and Driver’s Guide GLC:

Parking and Traffic Rules and Driver's Guide GLC

The purpose of the following 'Parking and Traffic Rules' is to enable the safe use of, and considerate behavior on the parking lot and within the neighborhood. Since we are located in a residential area, it is particularly important for our school to maintain good relationships with our neighbors.

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 busses.
:: Drop-off and pick-up of students at the school, on Chateau Drive, and on Kentsdale Drive is NOT ALLOWED.

Use of the Parking Lot
:: The use of the parking lot is restricted to teachers, employees, students, and their drivers with a valid parking pass WHO STAY ON SITE DURING CLASS.
:: The instructions of supervision and administrative staff must be followed.

Drivers' Guide and Vehicle Registration
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These 'Parking and Traffic Rules' that serve as a Drivers' Guide have to be obeyed by all students, their drivers, and employees of the German Language Courses at the German International School Washington D.C.
:: All students, drivers, and employees who sign-up for a parking pass are required to provide their license plates during the registration process.

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. Out of respect for the neighbors, a speed of 20mph is suggested.
:: Drive on the 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 a 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 lanes, vehicles will be towed).
:: Do not obstruct parking spaces to allow others to pull in and out.
:: Vehicles may only be left unattended when properly parked in a marked parking space.
:: Vehicles transporting children less than 10 years of age are asked to use the elementary school parking lot where all parking spaces have direct access to walkways.
:: ONLY vehicles with a valid parking pass visibly placed behind the windshield shall be parked on the school parking lots.

Pedestrian Behavior on the Parking Lot
:: Use the shortest possible path to the pedestrian walkway after parking the vehicle.
:: Students may only be in 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:

Incident:
1. Infraction:     Warning
2. Infraction:     Warning
3. Infraction:     Exclusion from classes

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At the time of registration, you will be asked to apply for a parking pass (one/family) or to sign-up for the shuttle bus service which is free of charge. There is only a limited number of parking spaces/passes available which are issued on a 'first-come-first-serve basis'.

For everyone who has not signed up for the shuttle Bus Service or obtained a parking pass, the Shuttle Bus Service is the DEFAULT OPTION. Due to current circumstances, students and their accompanying parents (only one/family please) will be assigned to a specific bus, #1, 2, 3, or 4. Please make sure to take the same bus to and from the school.

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