Guidelines for Teachers/ Chaperones/ Students
It is important to follow all of the following directions to ensure the safety of all of our guests.
Guest Parking (smaller vehicles – not school buses)
Enter Gate 4 from Fairview Ave (south of Randolph on the east edge of the campus) and park in The O’Shaughnessy lot to your left. Walk towards the water tower and then follow the diagonal path that will lead you to The O’Shaughnessy through the tunnel. No parking permit is required anywhere on campus when you are attending the school show.
School Bus Arrival & Drop Off – Detailed Information
Buses are to enter the campus via GATE 3 on Randolph Avenue (just east of Prior). Continue straight ahead until you reach the speed bump and stop sign on the right-hand side of the road. You will be met there by staff who will assist your group from there. Please pay attention and follow instructions when asked to pull forward to drop-off/pick-up your group. A staff member from The O’Shaughnessy will help to guide your group safely off the bus and to the lobby. Pickup of groups will be from the same location following the performance.
Following the performance, after your group is loaded on your bus, you will be guided to exit campus toward Fairview Ave through GATE 4.
Following these directions will ensure that Emergency Vehicles have clear access to the campus and The O’Shaughnessy. Under absolutely no circumstances should students be let off their bus on Randolph Ave or anywhere else on campus.
Please arrive no sooner than 45 minutes before the performance and please remain on the bus until an O’Shaughnessy staff member arrives to give you further instructions.
An O’Shaughnessy staff member will direct you and your students through the tunnel to the central campus and to the front doors of The O’Shaughnessy. This entrance is wheelchair accessible on the north and south glass doors of the building which are ramped.
On campus parking for buses is absolutely NOT PERMITTED at any time. Parking on residential streets around campus is also prohibited. Instead, bus parking is available at:
Highland Arena: 800 South Snelling Ave. St. Paul, MN
Upon arrival by bus, stay on the bus until you are given directions by the O’Shaughnessy staff.
Get the name and bus # of the bus that will be picking you up from the bus driver
Once directions are received, disembark the bus in an orderly & quick manner.
Please avoid running, lagging behind or leaving your group.
Please check your group in when you arrive in the lobby and let us know your group name and bus number
When being seated, please take seats quickly & orderly as directed —- one person per seat. No seat saving.
Restrooms are located on the Main Floor level only. Please be seated with your group before moving to the lobby for the restrooms.
**It is requested that any necessary rearranging take place AFTER all persons of the group are seated.**
**Remember ushers are on-site to help this entire process run smoothly and safely.**
Dismissal Following the Performance
Groups parked in The O’Shaughnessy lot (private cars and smaller vans). Will generally be dismissed immediately following the performance.
Remain seated until you hear your group’s name AND bus number. Schools are dismissed in order of the bus’s arrival following the performance. It is imperative for the safety of the children that you remain in your seat until your information is called.
Once dismissed, everyone should go directly to their bus.
To quicken the dismissal time, head counts should be done as the children are boarding the bus.
*Due to the short intermission, concessions will not be open for purchase.*
Thank you for your cooperation at making this
an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.