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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 11:30-11:40 a.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.

Please note:

  • Students must have masks on before exiting the car.

  • Students should exit on the passenger/right side of the vehicle.

  • Students will practice social distancing as they enter/exit the gym doors and travel to their classroom.


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. 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

  • Turn right 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

  • Turn right to exit school property



Walkers / Bike Riders


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

Walkers

Students who walk to school will follow these safety guidelines:

  • Students must have masks on while on school property.

  • Students who are walking to school will enter from the back (south side) of the building at Door 4.

  • Students should not arrive at school before 8:50 on their designated in-person school days, when supervision is provided and they are permitted to enter the building.

  • Crossing Guards will be posted at Honey Locust/Winterberry and Mahogany/Chinaberry.

  • Students may use the sidewalk surrounding the parking lot and enter through Door 10. Students should not cross the entrance to the parking lot.

  • Students should not walk through neighbors' yards to the back or west of the building.

  • Students will practice social distancing as they enter/exit the school doors and travel to their classroom.

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:

  • Students must have masks on while on school property.

  • 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 or 10.

  • Students will practice social distancing as they enter/exit the school doors and travel to their classroom.

  • Skateboards must be carried and locked in the bike racks during the school day.

  • Rollerblades 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

Transportation By Bus

The school bus is an important component of elementary school life. 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. 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 conversational voice. Please review the District 204 Handbook concerning bus conduct with your child.


For safety reasons, students are not allowed to ride any bus other than their assigned route. Bus route/stop changes can only be made by the transportation department at the district level. Please see the procedures at www.ipsd.org.


Please note:

  • Students must wear a mask on the bus.

  • Students will be socially distanced.

  • Siblings will be asked to sit together.

  • We assume that all students who should ride a bus will do so to and from school.

  • 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.

  • If your child is not riding the bus for any reason, we must have a note from a parent/guardian stating this fact. The note must state who will be responsible for picking up your child. All students are to be picked up in the pick-up/drop off lane on the west end of the school. 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.

  • Please do not call the school office at the end of the day with sudden dismissal changes (unless it’s an emergency). This may result in a child missing important information and leaving by the wrong mode of transportation.

  • Students will practice social distancing as they enter/exit the school and travel to their classroom.


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:

  • Students must wear a mask at all times.
  • Students must remain socially distanced unless they are members of the same family.
  • 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.


 

 


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