Safety Alert! - Morning Student Drop-Off

 

Our south parking lot experiences heavy traffic both immediately before and after school.  SCMS Administration occasionally receives calls from concerned parents about unsafe conditions that arise due to drivers failing to be cautious, especially during the morning drop-off.  During the winter months, the morning drop-off also has the added challenge of “darkness.”

With some added patience and courtesy, we can create safe and orderly drop-off and pick-up  routines for drivers and pedestrians by adhering to the following:


1.)  Respect handicapped parking section!

Please keep clear of the area immediately in front of the flag pole.  Our families with handicapped students rely upon this area being available.  Your cooperation and adherence to existing law will be greatly appreciated.


2.) Insist that passengers use curbside doors only!

Children need to exit vehicles on the curbside only.  It is far too dangerous to permit our children to step into the line of traffic when exiting the car.


3.) Always use curbside parking!

If you cannot wait your turn in line, park in the area well beyond the flag pole.  Drivers rarely park in this area where ample room exists to pull curbside. Double-parking slows everyone down and is dangerous for pedestrians and drivers.
 
The Circle Drive on the north side of the building (by the Pool Doors) is also open for student drop-off during much of the morning routine.  SCMS Administration will have someone on site each morning between Approx. (7:25-7:35AM) to monitor students disembarking busses and crossing the parking lot to enter the school building.
 
Drivers are asked to be cautious of our students moving across the parking lot at this time and be prepared to stop (wait time is approximately 3-5 min.) while busses are directed out of the lot to begin the elementary school bus run. 
Please reference the diagrams below