Traffic and Safety

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January 10, 2020
 
Dear Waterbury School Community,
 
As we begin 2020, I would like to take this time to remind everyone of our Traffic and Safety Procedures that were designed to help protect all of our students as they enter and leave school. Thank you for you cooperation and patience as we problem solve to make our traffic situations better. At this time we are asking our car riders to go back to the zipper method when entering our DROP OFF/PICK UP lines. Vehicles may enter the driveway from either direction. The District and the school staff are continuing to work with the Roselle Police Department to find ways to make our current traffic situation better. As improvements are made, we will inform the school community of these changes.
 
As of now, please remember when:
 
Dropping off students is permitted in the ENTER ONLY driveway.
  • Adults must remain in their vehicles.
  • Cars must be pulled to the right and as far forward as possible before allowing children to exit.
  • ALWAYS have children exit on the passenger side; NEVER on the driver side.
  • Once you are stopped, have all children exit the car. Students have easy access to all lines from any portion of the DROP OFF / PICK UP LINE.
  • When all children have safely exited the car, carefully pull to the left, clearing the way for the next stage of vehicles, and continue around the U-turn.
  • Exiting the DROP OFF / PICK UP LINE and parking lots is a right turn only.
Picking up students is permitted in the ENTER ONLY driveway only.
  • Adults must remain in their vehicles.
  • Students will be waiting with supervision near the basketball hoops, looking for their car. Students being picked up in a vehicle are not permitted to play on the playground while they wait.
  • Cars must be pulled to the right and as far forward as possible before children will be released to the vehicle.
  • ALWAYS have children enter the car on the passenger side; NEVER on the driver side.
  • When fully loaded and children are buckled, carefully pull to the left, clearing the way for the next stage of cars, and continue around the U-turn.
  • Exiting the DROP OFF / PICK UP LINE and parking lots is a right turn only.
In addition,
  • Cell phone use in a vehicle is NOT permitted in a school zone, including on school grounds.
  • Busses load in the front of the school. It is against the law to pass a school bus (in either direction) when its STOP sign is out.
  • All children leaving school grounds NOT in the car rider line (walking, bike riding, going to a parked car with a parent, etc.) are considered WALKERS and will be exiting the building and waiting near the shade structure if meeting an adult. Students are not permitted to play on the playground after school without an adult present. All walkers should cross at designated crosswalks.
  • No parking is allowed in the front of school, on either side of Rodenburg, during DROP OFF/PICK UP times.
  • Parking for DROP OFF/PICK UP is allowed in the visitor/north and backlots; however, those students are considered WALKERS and must be accompanied by an adult when crossing at the crosswalk from the parking lot.
  • Students and Parents must use the crosswalks at either end of the driveway. No one should cross through the parking lot or driveway.
  • Please follow all vehicle signage, including Handicap and No Parking signs.
  • Do not block crosswalks, and do not park in neighborhood or school driveways.
  • Outdoor supervision begins at 8:15 AM, students enter the building at 8:25 AM, and school starts promptly at 8:30 AM. Students arriving after 8:30 AM must be brought into the front office and signed in by an adult.
Our #1 goal is the safety of our students and families, so your cooperation is GREATLY appreciated!  Thank You for your support in following our traffic and safety procedures.
 
Dr. Debbie Guzan
Principal