The children’s safety is a concern to all of us. To encourage safe practices for everyone in our school community, we ask that parents and students to use the sidewalks along the school property when walking to and from school – please do not cut across the driveway in the drop-off/pick-up loop.
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 on the north-east side of St. Michael is ideal area 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.
- Patience is a virtue – allow space for children to exit vehicles safely.
- Please do not leave your car or park in the Kiss n’ Ride/Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up area.
- If you plan to watch your JK/SK child, please do not park in the loop. Park at the church and use the sidewalk to safely walk with your child.
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 assistance in creating an even safer school.