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 drop off my child(ren) safely?” The drop off loops are ideal to drop off children in a safe and expedient manner. There are two drop off areas. The East Loop is for Primary, Junior and Intermediate students (located in/around the staff parking lot). The West Loop is designated for JK and SK students only. When dropping off children in these ‘Kiss & Ride’ areas, 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 loop.
Some parents may wish to drop off their child on the street, however students must cross the road at the designated Crossing Guard. 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. Buses need additional space to turn safely without clipping the front or back end of a stopped/parked car.
Thanks for your time and assistance in creating an even safer St. Raphael School.