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Arriving & Dismissal at Bates 

​Please refer to the Insider's Guide here.


Information on PickUp Patrol

Bates is using a web application called PickUp Patrol to help us better manage our dismissal process and make it easier for you to make changes to your children’s dismissal plans.

For more information, see here

Information on the Car Line

Bates is excited to host a Preschool at the Wellesley Schools (PAWS) classroom in the school year 2021/2022.  The PAWS students will start on Sept 9th, 2021.


In order to accommodate the PAWS dismissal at 2:45, the Bates car line will adjust our protocol.  Prior to 2:55 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, cars that arrive to line up for the Bates car line will be asked to wait on the eastern edge of the Bates campus.  After the PAWS car line has cleared the area in front of the school, around 2:55, Bates cars can pull forward through the front loop.  The Bates car line route will be the same and the order of cars will be maintained.  Bates students will begin loading into their cars in the front loop shortly after dismissal at 3:05 as usual.  


Finally, if you are new to using the car line for either student drop off or pick up, please take two minutes to view this video, which highlights the guidelines for using the car line at Bates.  Feel free to share this video with any family members or caretakers who will use the car line at Bates as well.

Please follow these rules when using the car line: 

  • Enter the carline from Westgate Road - in order to alleviate traffic on Elmwood Rd during dismissal, please use Pilgrim Road to Westgate in order to line up.

  • DO NOT take a left into the circle in front of Bates - again, please use Pilgrim to Westgate.

  • Please DO NOT IDLE your engine while waiting in car line before it starts to move.

  • PLEASE DO NOT PARK and leave your car in the line - it is meant to be a fluid line. This includes parking up on the Westgate portion of the line. Parked cars within this line create more traffic safety concerns and slow down the movement of the car line.

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