We encourage our students to walk and bike safely to school to get regular exercise, protect the environment, and build our Murch community. Murch is a model school in the DC Safe Routes to School program.
Safe Drop-off Procedures
There are many cars, parents, children, and other community members who are rushing to get to school, work, or other destinations in the morning. Please be patient. There is a lot of traffic on the streets around Murch. Parents who need to drive are encouraged to park a few blocks away and walk.
To ensure the safety of all our children, please abide by the following rules for morning drop-off on Davenport and Ellicott streets:
- Do not park in drop-zones, which are marked by signs on Davenport and Ellicott. They are for dropping off only.
- Do not double park or stop in the middle of the street and allow your child to cross. Everyone is in a hurry, and this creates a very dangerous situation.
- When you come up to a drop-off zone, please pull as far forward as you can. There is almost always a line of cars, and this will help to keep things moving forward.
- Do not pull into the parking lot on Davenport Street, or use the lot to make a U-turn, when dropping your child off.