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.
Some parents may wish to drop off on the street. 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” Please remember to not block any driveways and please do not park too close to the school driveways. 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.
If you are willing to volunteer 20 minutes a day on a rotating base, please send in your name and phone number along with your child’s name and teacher to the office. Please include the days that work best for you. Thanks for your time and assisting us to make St. Jerome CES an even safer school.