Shuttle, Carpool & Second Avenue

Chamlian Shuttle Service


Welcome to a seamless, safe, and engaging start to every school day! We are excited to offer our exclusive Shuttle Service, designed with your convenience and peace of mind at heart. Departing daily from the easily accessible Park & Ride at 3930 Lowell Ave. in La Crescenta, our shuttle service is tailored to make your child’s commute as comfortable and hassle-free as possible.


Why use the Shuttle?

Efficient Departures, No Lines: Recognizing the importance of efficiency and convenience for our families, our shuttle service is meticulously scheduled to ensure no waiting times or lines at the school driveway. Swift, streamlined boarding and departures mean you and your child can enjoy a hustle-free, relaxed commute experience.

Flexibility for Academic Excellence: If your child wishes to utilize office hours for extra assistance or enrichment, you may sign up for the latest afternoon shuttle time slot. 

Limited Space, Unlimited Care: We provide an intimate, engaging ride. Spaces are limited, ensuring that each ride not only upholds the highest standards of safety but also personal attention.


Various Departure Times

Morning Departures to School:

  • 7:55 AM for those who welcome the day early
  • 8:05 AM, perfect for those who need those extra minutes
  • 8:15 AM to round off our morning departures

Afternoon Return to Park & Ride Lot:

  • 2:50 PM exclusively for our youngest learners (TK-2nd Grade)
  • 3:05 PM ready to welcome students in TK-5th Grade
  • 3:20 PM & 3:40 PM: open for all Chamlian students (TK-8th Grade)


Shuttle Service Guidelines

  1. Supervision: Your child’s safety is our priority. Park & Ride boasts a secure environment, with a large parking lot and zero wait times. With a dedicated security guard and adult supervision we will ensure your child’s ride to and from school is safe and comfortable.
  2. Timeliness: We honor the clock and our commitment to punctuality and kindly request parents do the same. Please be present by 3:45pm at the latest, to pick up your child. After 3:45pm , your child will be shuttled back to school, awaiting your arrival.
  3. First-Come, First-Served: Sign up early to secure your spot!
  4. Adherence to Guidelines and Service Privileges: For the safety of our students and the smooth operation of this service, it is essential that all students, parents, and guardians strictly adhere to the guidelines provided. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the loss of privileges to use this exclusive shuttle service.

Shuttle Sign Up: Ready to secure your child’s seat on the Chamlian shuttle? Please complete the Chamlian Shuttle Service Form no later than Friday, August 16, 2024. 


Join Our Carpooling Initiative


At Chamlian Armenian School, we are deeply invested in fostering a sustainable environment for our families. In line with our commitment to reducing traffic congestion around our school, we are eager to encourage our families to embrace carpooling.


Carpool Incentives: As an incentive we offer a $75 discount on monthly tuition for every car participating in a carpool. This significant initiative underscores our dedication to minimizing peak-time traffic, enhancing our community bonds, and forwarding our collective environmental responsibility.


Carpool Guidelines: To ensure our carpooling program runs smoothly and adheres to our goals of efficiency and sustainability, we ask participating families to follow the guidelines:

  1. School Decal Requirement: Every carpool vehicle must proudly display the decal provided by the school. This decal is not just a marker of your commitment to our environmental and community goals but also simplifies identification and access.
  2. Consistent Check-Ins: Keeping our carpooling efforts transparent and accountable involves regular check-ins. These check-ins allow us to ensure that our carpooling program remains effective and rewarding for all participants.
  3. Full-Week Commitment: To qualify for the monthly tuition discount, each carpool must commit to operating 5 days a week. This full-week carpooling ensures maximum impact in reducing traffic and supports a consistent and reliable commuting pattern for our families.

Carpool Sign Up: We hope you will consider joining the many families who are already making a positive impact through their carpooling efforts. To sign up for our carpooling program please complete the Chamlian Carpool Form. 


Second Avenue Pick-Up & Drop-Off


In our ongoing efforts to streamline the drop-off and pick-up process while enhancing the safety and convenience for our older students, we offer an exclusive walk-up gate option on Second Avenue for our 4th-8th grade families. Please note, for the safety and comfort of our students and parents, the Second Avenue gate will be closed on rainy days. On these days, all drop-offs and pick-ups will revert to our main entrance on Lowell Ave.


Second Avenue Gate Use Guidelines

  1. Designated Parking on Boston Ave: Parents should park in the designated spots along Boston Ave. For the safety and consideration of our neighbors and students, driving directly onto Second Ave is not permitted.
  2. Morning Drop-Off Procedure: The Second Ave gate will welcome students each morning from 8:05 AM to 8:20 AM. We ask parents to accompany their students to the back gate at the end of the Second Ave cul-de-sac, staying until a school staff member has securely received your child. No student should be left unattended.
  3. Afternoon Pick-Up Protocol: In the afternoon, the gate will open from 3:20 PM to 3:45 PM. To maintain a punctual operation, the gate closes sharply at 3:45 PM. Should you find yourself running late, you willl need to reroute to the Lowell Ave driveway for pick-up. Parents have the choice to meet their child at the cul-de-sac on Second Ave or wait for a school personnel to escort their child to the designated areas on Boston Ave. Students will only be released to parents who have safely parked in the designated spots.
  4. Adherence to Guidelines and Service Privileges: For the safety of our students and the smooth operation of this service, it is essential that all students, parents, and guardians strictly adhere to the guidelines provided. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the loss of privileges to use this exclusive gate service. Our goal is to ensure a safe, efficient, and respectful drop-off and pick-up experience for everyone involved. Your understanding, cooperation, and compliance are crucial in maintaining this service for the benefit of our families and community.

To register for Second-Avenue drop-off and pick up, please complete the Second Avenue-Pick Up Registration Form no later than Tuesday, August 20, 2024.