Dear Irate Mother of kindergärtner at my daughter's school,
I wondered why, at the Kindergarten orientation, the teachers and principal spent soooo much time discussing drop off and pick up regulations. I got annoyed even. It really isn't that hard of a concept. Lane number 1: drop off/pick up. Lane number 2: through lane. Meaning, don't stop in lane. Apparently, that wasn't clear enough. So, here we go, one more time:
When you are in lane number 2, you don't stop your car. You stay in your car. You definitely DON'T get out of your car and then LOCK it. It really doesn't matter that the line in the pick up lane goes all the way out of the parking lot and into the street. That second lane is still a through lane.
You have other options, I hope you realize. If you really want to park your car, get out and pick up your daughter, really your best bet is to do that in a parking place. That way two kindergarten teachers won't come and tell you to move your car and then you won't be forced to yell at your daughter's kindergarten teacher. Nor will you be subjected to multiple cars honking their horns at you while you UNLOCK your car doors.
If your interested, I believe I still have one or two of the 63 handouts discussing this that my daughters' received at the beginning of the year. Apparently, your daughter missed that day.
Hope this helps,
A Concerned Parent