The children’s safety is a concern to all of us. The expectation is that drivers will respond to traffic signs and they will be cautious when approaching the school area. As parents, it is reasonable to expect a safe “drop-off” zone for the children. Hence, the question: “Where can I stop in order to off load my child(ren)?” First, the drop off loop is ideal to drop off children in a safe and expedient manner. When dropping off children in this Kiss & Ride area, please be considerate of other vehicles by moving along quickly. If you plan to watch your JK/SK child, please do not park in the loop. Use the parking lot or Chatfield or Lawford to park your cars and walk your children into the school.
Some parents may wish to drop off on the street. The City has now provided parking indentations for cars to easily stop and let their children out. The front area of the school will be closed to all cars except busses as this is an emergency route. Do not come into the front driveway. We now have a walk way for our students to use in the front area for safe walking.
Please note that for the crossing guard to be effective, cars need to leave a safe distance for the children to “see in each direction” Busses need additional space to turn safely without clipping the front or back end of a stopped/parked car. U-turns are prohibited and would create a danger in any school area. As a gentle reminder, please ensure the safety of children by having them wear seatbelts correctly, at all times.
Thanks for your time and assistance in creating an even safer school.