School Resources » Carline


During carline, Meridian staff and volunteers help move 1700 students through the carline in an hour! It’s a well-orchestrated daily occurrence, and we thank you for working with us to make it as smooth as possible. How can you help?


Be Knowledgeable. Read carline maps and procedures.


Be Caring. Be mindful, kind, and patient with our staff, students, and other drivers.

Be Principled. Follow safety measures and rules. Don’t talk on the phone or text when in carline. Follow traffic laws.


How do you get to your lane from off campus?

Did you know there are specific ways to enter our carlines, depending on which lane you use? Save yourself a headache and follow the directions below!

To get to Yellow, Green, and Orange Lanes 🟡 🟢 🟠

How to get to the campus - a map
  • Drive south on Mays St. and turn right onto Meridian Ln. If you are coming from the highway or from the south, head north on the IH-35 service road, turn right on Paloma and then right on Mays St.

  • The Round Rock Police Department asks us to use Paloma during carline because of high traffic. Do not take Jeffrey during carline.

To get to Blue Lane 🔵 

  • Drive north on Mays St. and turn left onto Meridian Ln. Oncoming southbound Mays traffic does not stop. 

  • You cannot enter blue lane from the north. It is illegal to make a right turn directly into the Blue Lane from southbound Mays.

All lanes

Give drivers grace if they need to merge from one lane to another. It happens to all of us. Drivers cannot merge from blue to green/orange lane, however. There is not enough room to do so safely.

Arrival carline procedures

The students day begins at 7:55 a.m. in Primary and 8:25 a.m. in Secondary. Please plan your arrival early enough so that your student can get to their classroom on time. If not using Early Green Lane, please do not arrive before the school doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Early Green Lane (recommended for grades 3+) from 7:20 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.


Primary (K-5) Carline is from 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.


Secondary (6-12) Carline is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.

Secondary students are encouraged to wait until after 7:55 a.m. to allow for Primary students time to arrive.

Arrival Carline Lanes (See map)

🟡  Yellow Lane | K-1 (plus older siblings)
🔵  Blue Lane | 2-5 (may may also choose yellow/green)
Students in blue lane should exit from the driver's side and walk along the fence to the staffed crosswalk behind the drop off zone
🟢  Green Lane | 2-5, K-5 breakfast eaters, and large families/carpools 
Families with only secondary students in the vehicle may choose the fastest lane above. Secondary breakfast is served in the Mays Cafeteria.
Students should be ready to exit the vehicle once you pull to a stop.

Early pick-up

Early pick-up of primary students (K-5) during the 30 minutes prior to dismissal (M,T,T,F 3 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. and W 12:25 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.) will not be permitted except in the case of emergency through an administrator.
During this time, students are preparing for dismissal and transitioning to other areas of the building, making it difficult to locate them for the remaining minutes. Please schedule your appointments accordingly.

Dismissal carline procedures

Primary (K-5) Carline (See map)

3:40 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. (1:05 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. Wednesdays)
   🟡  Yellow Lane | Kindergarten (PLUS siblings in 1st-5th)
   🔵  Blue Lane | 1st graders (PLUS siblings in 2nd-5th)
   🟢  Green Lane | 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders only (NO K-1st siblings)
   🟣  Purple Lane | Fast Lane pass holders only
  • Open the Pikmykid app to "announce" your arrival after you make a full stop at the Pikmykid stop signs. 

  • Vehicles idling in carline earlier than 3 p.m. may be asked to leave campus as they block school day traffic. (In fact, you're welcome to time your arrival between 3:35 and 3:45! Carline moves fast.)

Secondary (6-12) Carline (See map)

4:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1:35 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays)
   🟠  Orange Lane | Middle School (PLUS Waiters)
   🟢  Green Lane | High School (PLUS Waiters and Middle School siblings)
   🔵  Blue Lane | Middle School Students
  • Please do not arrive before 3:55 p.m. (1:25 p.m. Wednesday) You will block adults from picking up primary students and will be asked to drive around to enter carline again.

  • Can't make it by 4:30? Register for After School 6-12! 

Triple A and After School 6-12 dismissal procedures

During Triple A and After School 6-12 dismissal, families announce arrival on Pikmykid.

Triple A, K-5 (See map)

  • Enter through the Yellow Car Lane 🟡

  • Park in a parking spot, announce through Pikmykid, and walk up to the primary entrance to stand in line with your child's car tag in hand.

  • Staff will look for your car tag and call your student out to meet you. It may take a few minutes as they walk from the playground or another areas.

  • If you need to delegate for After School pickup, the app will not support delegations for After School. Please email [email protected] with the delegate's name and dates they will pick up your student. Your delegate should then bring their ID and the car tag to the front entrance during pickup.

  • Read on for more information on Triple A. 

After School 6-12 (See map)

  • Enter through the Yellow Car Lane 🟡 

  • Pull into the student parking lot (the Mays building south lot near the café doors) and put your vehicle in park. Open the Pikmykid app and “announce” your child.

  • Staff will notify your child and your child will walk out to the car.

  • If you need to delegate for After School 6-12 pickup, the app will not support delegations.

  • If your Pikmykid app doesn’t work a Meridian car tag must be presented to us through the glass window of the Mays Café patio doors.

  • Pikmykid will not support delegations for After School. Delegates with a car tag may come to the Mays patio doors and present their car tag. What if my delegate doesn't have a car tag? Please email Lisa Powers by 3 p.m. that day with the delegate's name. Your delegate will need to come to the Mays Café patio doors and show us an ID that matches.

  • Read on for more information about After School 6-12.

Visitor parking

Please park in designated visitor spots or on the grass along Meridian Ln. Not sure where those spots are? See our parking map!

Ticket-able offenses

Please keep in mind the below are illegal and RRPD enforces them.

  • Crossing three lanes of traffic on IH-35 service road, from IH-35 u-turn, to get into the Fast Lane/Meridian Ln.

  • Crossing over round raised lane markers

  • Making a right turn off of Mays southbound into the Blue Lane

  • Turning right from Greenhill Dr. to make a left on Mays to get to Meridian

  • Making u-turns on Mays St.

  • Blocking the intersection between Mays St. and Old Settlers Blvd.

Carline Safety

Do use crosswalks!
Do not turn right to the green or orange lane if entering via the blue lane.
Do zipper for Blue Lane in the afternoon. 
Do not block access to side streets and business entrances while waiting on Mays St.
Do enter Blue Lane by turning left from northbound Mays.
Do not turn left onto Mays St. when leaving campus
In the morning, do not enter Carline off of the IH-35 service road. This is a morning exit only. 
In the morning, you may turn both right and left onto Meridian Lane when leaving blue/yellow carline. In the afternoon, you may only turn left because Fastlane enters through the right.