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Safe (and polite) drop-off and pick-up at VES

Be Safe and Be Polite are our two school rules.  Please model this for your children during pick-up and drop-off times.  

Here are some tips (and a map) to keep things moving while keeping your sanity.

  • AM coverage is available starting at 7:15 AM.  Drop off your VES student at this time (no sooner) and allow yourself time to commute to other schools or work.
  • The trail to the Vineyards was intended for children living in this community.  The dog park was intended for dogs and their owners.  The use of this area as a pick-up zone has created extreme traffic conditions and dangers for students getting picked-up there.  The dog park is an easy spot for predators to look for children.  Truly, these are not safe places to pick up your children.  Take the extra time and pick the kids up on campus where they can be supervised and have access to the front office.
  • Pull in front of or behind the cross walk entering in the school.  Please do not block the crosswalk. This is a safety zone for pedestrians.
  • Try to have your child ready to go when you drop off.  This is a kiss and go zone, as many parents are trying to get to their next designation.
  • Student safety is our utmost priority.  Please follow the directions of the adults on duty.
  • Do not pull through the exit lanes to cut ahead of other cars, or cut through the fifth grade parking lot to get into the 3rd grade area. It is dangerous (lots of kids and parents walking through the parking areas, and it is also impolite.
  • Pull forward.  Your child can walk to your car and you will make the people behind you very happy.
  • By the time everyone has a set schedule, it only takes 15 minutes from the sound of the closing bell to exit the campus.
  • We thank you for being a patient and courteous driver.  This is a good model for your children.  After all they will also be driving in a few short years.
Posted by: AJ Alsup Published:10/16/17
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