Slow down in school zones

Sep 1, 2022

Students are going back to school on Tuesday, September 6. Be prepared for traffic to increase all around our community as a result.

Whether you’re headed to school or just trying to get where you’re going:

  • Plan ahead. Give yourself more time to travel than you have over the summer.
  • Slow down. Obey 30 km/hr speed limits in school and playground zones.
  • Pay attention. Set aside distractions, and please respect and follow directions of any flag personnel on your route. They direct traffic to keep everyone safe.

Heading back to school?

Choose to carpool, bus, or use active transportation options (such as walking or cycling), which helps reduce congestion and increase safety in school zones during busy pick-up and drop-off times.

“Drive 2 Five” by parking five minutes away from school and walking with your child. After school, meet them at school and walk back to the car together. A walk is a great time to connect with your child and learn something interesting about their day.

"Pick-up and drop-off only" means NO PARKING. These spots are intended for your child to quickly and safely exit or enter your car. Please park somewhere else if you plan to linger.

Don't be that driver

Whether you are heading back to school or just trying to navigate the extra traffic, set a good example for kids.

Don't speed, block lanes of traffic, or make u-turns. Don't double-park, block driveways, or pass cars in a crosswalk. These impatient actions put our students at risk.

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