Dear Parents and Guardians
Our students’ safety is very important. I am really concerned about traffic at the school. Vehicles are often parked illegally, people make U-turns, and also, several people use the parking lot as a student drop off and pick up. These actions are dangerous and I fear that someone is going to get hurt.
I am providing this important information to make the school safer for your children. Please know that I will be speaking with the police to support us. They may issue tickets if necessary.
According to the law, there is no stopping in a school bus loading zone between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Do not stop your vehicle within this 18 metre-long zone in front of the school, even for “a minute”. If you do, you may get a ticket.
There is also a fire hydrant in the same area and you cannot ever park within 3 metres of a hydrant.
Please make a safer choice and drive around the block instead of making a U-turn in front of the school. Cordella Avenue forms an easy loop with Langden Avenue and Cliff St.
Park only on the right side of the street. U-turns are illegal, block traffic and make the street unsafe.
Please do not use the school parking lot for student drop off or pick up. It is dangerous for children to be walking through a parking lot while other vehicles are moving. It is a small lot and congestion is also a big problem. Our safety patrol is at the end of the driveway every morning and afternoon to ask you to park on the street. You are welcome to use the parking lot if you need to come to the office to speak with someone. Otherwise, please park somewhere else for everyone’s safety.
No one wants to see anyone to get hurt. Parking a little bit away from the school is good for your health. You might even consider walking all the way instead of driving!
Please share this information with everyone who may drive your child/ children to school. If you have concerns or questions about this information, please do not hesitate to talk with me.
Yours in safety,