In order to promote the most safety possible for students, during afternoon pick-up at Door 1 at ZWest from 2:40-2:50pm, students will ONLY be permitted to load into a vehicle directly from the sidewalk. Safety is of utmost importance to us and we are committed to making sure that students are safe when exiting the building each afternoon. Please see the graphic and explanation below to assist you in understanding this new protocol.
As cars enter the south end of the car line from the south entrance near the fire station, traffic will remain ONE LANE (indicated in green). If cars enter the parking lot from the north entrance off of 700 East, they should proceed south in the lane closest to the main road and turn left to merge into the line of traffic moving north along the sidewalk (also green). Vehicles should line up across the entire area by pulling all the way to the north end of the sidewalk. Students will ONLY load cars from the sidewalk, and staff and counselors will be working with students NOT to walk through the parking lot without an adult escort (in blue). Students WILL NOT be allowed to cross traffic to enter parked cars. After a student is loaded in a car at the sidewalk, that car may pull into the 2nd traffic lane and exit out of the north entrance and other cars can move up along the sidewalk to help traffic flow. If there is an exceptional circumstance that would require your child to walk across the lanes of traffic, please park your vehicle and walk to the sidewalk. Staff will assist to allow you to personally escort children back to the car from the sidewalk. ***Please note: This exception is NOT SAFE and will delay traffic for all other student pick-ups. This exception should be reserved for only the most unusual circumstances.
This process will help to keep our students safer all afternoon so they are not walking where there are moving cars and when everyone is in a rush to get home. This will also assist in times of inclement weather when students could slip and fall and not be seen by drivers that are approaching.
Thank you for your partnership to promote the safest circumstances possible in our front parking lot.