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Waiters Program (K – 5)

Waiters for 2023-2024 School Year

Who wants to go through carline twice! Waiters is designed for families with at least one student in Meridian primary (K – 5) and at least one student in Meridian secondary (6 – 12).


Meridian staff provides a safe place for primary students to wait during after school time until their secondary siblings are released from school at 4:10 p.m. (MTTF) and 1:35 p.m. (W).


This option allows K – 12 siblings to be picked up at the same time rather than through two separate carlines. For more information regarding the Waiters program please email [email protected].


**Registration is required and late fees will apply for each student picked up late**



How much is Waiters?

The Waiters program commitment fee for 2023-2024 is:


Semester: $30 per student

Annually: $60 per student


Be sure to submit payment for each primary student who needs to participate in the Waiters program. Commitment fees are nonrefundable.


Families that have used Waiters in the past may notice that we have increased our commitment fee for 2023-2024. This has been done to meet the increase in overall costs to operate. We are, however, offering the option of paying per semester which is new for 2023-2024.



How to register

2023-2024 Registration opens May 1

Step 1: Read all the important information below before paying, especially the "*Stop* read before you pay" section.


Step 2: Please go to MySchoolBucks to fill out the form and pay the Waiters Commitment Fee for each primary student participating.


Step 3: Your Payment Confirmation Code confirms that your spot is reserved.


*Stop* Read before you pay

For students currently enrolled in Meridian School: Please login to your MySchoolBucks account to purchase.


For students new to Meridian School:

  • Check out as a guest.

  • Please document your Payment Confirmation Code or print your Payment Confirmation page as you will not receive an emailed receipt.
Multiple students registration and payment:
  • Add each student's enrollment fee to your cart individually by clicking "Purchase". Do not click “Pay” until all students have been added. 

  • If you try to pay for each student individually in a 24 period you will get an error message. If so, you will have to wait 24 hours before registering and paying for additional students.

Waiters dos and don'ts

Do. Secondary siblings will be required to pick up primary siblings from the Waiters holding area and walk them to the dismissal area immediately at secondary dismissal.

Don’t. Secondary siblings who repeatedly choose to socialize in other carlines and do not pick up their primary sibling immediately will result in the withdrawal of their primary sibling from the Waiters program.

Don’t. Parents are not permitted to walk up and pick up primary students as staff will not have documents for identifying authorized adult pickups.

Do. On days the secondary sibling is not able to pick up their primary sibling immediately from Waiters other arrangements must be made. Dismissal changes must be made via pikmykid and emailed to [email protected] by 2:30 p.m. (MTTF) and 1 p.m. (W).

Do. Parents wishing to pick up their primary student early from Waiters need to do so before 3:00 p.m. (MTTF) and 12:30 p.m. (W) through the front desk, otherwise they will need to pick-up their students through Waiters carline.

Do. All Waiters must be picked up by 4:35 p.m. (MTTF)  and 2:05 p.m. (W). Students who are not picked up on time will be escorted to the high school office and late fees will apply.

Waiters late pick ups and fees

  • Students who are not picked up from Waiters, 4:35 p.m. (MTTF) and 2:05 p.m.(W), will be considered a late pick up. They will be escorted to the high school office. Late fees will start accruing in 5 minute increments and charged per each student picked up late.

    0001 – 5 minutes = $5
    06 – 10 minutes = $10
    11 – 15 minutes = $15
    16 – 20 minutes = $20
    21 – 25 minutes = $25
    26 – 30 minutes = $30
    31 – 35 minutes = $35
    36 – 40 minutes = $40

  • Late Pick Up Fees will be invoiced/emailed via MySchoolBucks. Fees must be paid within two weeks and should be paid by MySchoolBucks. Failure to pay the late pick up fee within two weeks will result in withdrawal from the Waiters program.

  • Four late pick ups by either secondary students or parents will result in withdrawal from the Waiters program.