Admin

Drop off and Pick up Safety

Safe student drop off and pick up

December 5th, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Over the past few weeks, we have noticed an increase in traffic and safety concerns during student drop-off in the morning and pick-up at the end of the day.  The following parking lot procedures will take place effective immediately:

Student Drop-off:
​After 8:30, parents may drop students off in the bus lane in front of the school.  This is a one-way driveway.  Once a vehicle enters the driveway, it must continue the same direction and exit out the other end.  Backing out and driving out the entrance, in which cars and students are entering is extremely dangerous for our students.  If you choose to drop your child off in front of the school, and the bus is still there, you must wait for the bus to depart and then proceed out the exit.  Other options are parking on Miller Park Avenue or one of the neighbouring streets.

Parents are strongly encouraged, to remove their child from a door closet to the school building, as there is room for cars to pass, which is again very dangerous for students that exit out the driver side door.  Walkers should be using the sidewalk path along the front of the school, not crossing in front of cars.

Student Pick-Up:
Similarly at the end the of day, the driveway loop is one way.  Vehicles must not go backward and u-turn out the driveway.  If you choose to pick your child up in front of the school, and the bus is still there, you must wait for the bus to depart and then proceed out the exit.  At 3:10 the parking lot will be pyloned off, from vehicles entering or leaving.  Vehicles that have parked in the parking lot will have to wait for the bus to leave and then exit to the right in front of the school.

We do have two parking spots that are designated handicapped parking only.  Vehicles that do not have a valid handicap permit, may be ticketed.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this situation.  Together we can ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the St. Jean de Brébeuf community.

Melanie Barkell
Principal