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Transportation By Car

If you drive your child(ren) to/from school,  drop off and pick up is located at the west end of the school on the outer perimeter of the staff parking lot.  The drop/off and pick/up lane will be supervised from 8:50 - 9:05 a.m. and 3:30 -3:45 p.m.  Follow the procedures below to ensure student safety.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration for the safety of our students, staff and parents.

 

The front circle lane is for bus traffic only.  Bus traffic will converge on the traffic circle from 103rd Street or Honey Locust and will proceed to the front of the building for drop off.  

 

The car drop off line is located at the west end of the building and uses the outer lane of the staff parking lot.  The car drop off and pick up is intended to be a “kiss and go” line.  If you need to help your child out of the car, pull into the staff parking lot and walk your child to the door.  Please do NOT hold up the car line.   In order to eliminate car/bus traffic congestion, please identify the following driving path:

If you live in Ashwood Pointe, Wheatland South, Crestview Knolls, Anderman Acres, Ashwood Pointe or Pheasant Ridge:

    • Follow 103rd west to the traffic circle
    • Proceed around the traffic circle to Honey Locust
    • Take Honey Locust south to Winterberry Avenue
    • Turn west (right) on Winterberry Avenue
    • Turn north (right) on Chinaberry
    • Turn right into the student drop-off lane
    • Follow same path to exit school property

 

If you live in Tamarack Fairways, Tamarack West, Century Trace, The Reserves of Century Trace, Ashwood Park or Ashwood Creek:

    • Take 248th to Ashwood Road and turn west
    • Take Ashwood Road and turn north (right) onto Honey Locust Drive
    • Turn north (right) on Honey Locust
    • Turn west (left) on Winterberry Avenue
    • Turn north (right) on Chinaberry
    • Turn right into the student drop-off lane
    • Follow the same path to exit school property (No right turn will be allowed out of the teacher parking lot during arrival/dismissal times.)



Walkers / Bike Riders

 


Check out Mrs. Landstrom's presentation for Walkers and Bikers

Walkers:

Students who walk to school will follow these safety guidelines:

  1. Students who are walking to school will enter from the back (south side) of the building at either Door 4, Door 6, or Door 10.
  2. Students should not arrive at school before 8:50 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9:00 on Wednesdays, when supervision is provided and they are permitted to enter the building.
  3. Crossing Guards will be posted at Honey Locust and Winterberry and Mahogany and Chinaberry.
  4. Students may use the sidewalk surrounding the parking lot and enter through Door 10 off of the gym. Students should not cross the entrance to the parking lot.
  5. Students should not walk through neighbors' yards to the back or west of the building.

 

Bike Riders:

Students have the opportunity to ride bicycles, scooters, skateboards or may rollerblade to school. Once students are on school property the following rules must be followed:

    • Bikes and scooters are to be walked and locked in the bike racks at the back of the building during the school day. Students will enter the building at Doors 4, 7, or 10.
    • Skateboards must be carried and locked in the bike racks during the school day.
    • Roller blades must be removed and replaced with appropriate footwear.
    • Heelys™ may not be worn at school.
    • Rolling backpacks must be carried inside the building for safety purposes.
    • Students must obey all traffic rules when traveling to and from school.
    • Safety helmets are strongly suggested.
    • NO motorized scooters, motorized bicycles or Hoverboards are allowed on school property.




Bus Riders

The school bus is an important component to elementary school life. Proper behavior on the bus is essential. The only adult present is the bus driver. We routinely discuss bus safety rules with the children. We ask that parents also impress their children with the need for order on the school bus, especially the need to remain seated and to talk in a quiet voice. Please review the District 204 Handbook concerning bus conduct with your child. The Handbook contains an entire section on Student Transportation including GUIDELINES FOR PROPER CONDUCT, SAFETY REGULATIONS and DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS.

Students must ride the buses to which they are assigned. Students are only permitted to switch buses in emergency situations and must have permission of the principal. Bus routes are assigned based on the maximum number of students allowed per vehicle. Arbitrary changing of bus assignments could lead to potentially dangerous overload conditions and/or lost students. Parents of kindergarten students are responsible to meet their child’s bus each day or to designate a responsible individual to be with their child during pickup and drop off times.


We ask that students and parents familiarize themselves with the following information and encourage observance of these guidelines and regulations.

GUIDELINES FOR PROPER CONDUCT:

  • Be at your bus stop five (5) minutes before scheduled pick-up time.
  • Be courteous to students and neighbors at bus stops and while traveling on the bus.
  • Ride only your assigned bus.
  • Do not ask to stop at places other than the regular stop.
  • Cooperate with the driver at all times.
  • Do not liter the bus or bus stop.
  • Do not use profane language.


SAFETY REGULATIONS:

  • Remain in your seat and keep aisles and exits clear.
  • Do not throw objects at, on, or from the bus.
  • Keep head, hands, and feet inside the bus.
  • Do not vandalize equipment (seats will be assigned on vandalized buses).
  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke on the bus. Obey the driver.
  • Hazardous materials, nuisance items (such as boom boxes), and animals will not be allowed on the bus.
  • Unauthorized persons may not board the bus.
  • Riders should respect the rights of others.


The following information pertains to all students and is very important. Please follow these policies carefully.

  • We assume that all students will ride the bus to and from school.
  • If your child is not riding the bus, we must have a note from you stating this fact. Send the note to school informing us who will be responsible for picking up your child. All students are to be picked up at the southwest door after the designated adult has signed them out in the office. Your child will be put on the bus unless we have a written note from you. We cannot accept this change verbally from your child.
  • If you plan to pick up your child on a regular basis (everyday or once a week/every week) complete a special form in the office and you will not need to write a daily or weekly note.
  • For safety reasons, no student will be allowed to ride a bicycle to school.
  • Students who are being driven to school should not arrive prior to 8:55 A.M. There is no adult supervision at the southwest door until this time.
  • Students are to be picked up after school at 3:35 P.M.

 

 


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