Pick Up/Drop Off Routine

The children’s safety is a concern to all of us. The expectation is that drivers will respond to traffic signs and they will be cautious when approaching the school area. As parents, it is reasonable to expect a safe “drop-off” zone for the children. Hence, the question: “Where can I stop in order to off load my child(ren)?” You can either park your vehicle in the SMI’s parking lot, or wait along the curb south of the school’s bus areas. Please note that before school and after school, the bus zone is off limits to parental parking. Please be considerate of other vehicles by moving along quickly. If you plan to watch your JK/SK child, please do not park in the drop off zone.

Some parents may wish to drop off on the street. Please note that for the crossing guard to be effective, cars need to leave a safe distance for the children to “see in each direction” Please remember to NOT block any driveways and please do not park too close to the school driveways. Busses need additional space to turn safely without clipping the front or back end of a stopped/parked car. U-turns are prohibited and would create a danger in any school area.  As a gentle reminder, please ensure the safety of children by having them wear seatbelts correctly, at all times.