Cloverbank Elementary School
Parking Lot Guidelines
Drop off and Pick up
I hope the school year is starting off well! We have been discussing the congestion as well as the policies with our side lot for drop off for the past few years. We have updated current policies and are trying out something new for the Fall.
If you are dropping off your child, just a few friendly reminders:
- When arriving in our lot, please do your best to back your car into your parking spot. This will make for an easier exit.
- Please watch your speed as you enter and exit the parking lot.
- Please make sure your child is ready to go when you arrive. The lot should be a “kiss and drop”. This means the students should be able to give a kiss and head to the door. It is not necessary to walk your children into the building. We have four staff members monitoring the students and the walkway.
- Please encourage the students to walk to the sidewalk FIRST and then to the building. WE NEVER WANT CHILDREN CROSSING OR WALKING IN THE LOT.
- We are trying something new this Fall…… We are trying to initiate a drop off lane in the front of the building. Although the front of the building is a NO PARKING zone for security reasons, we are adapting the front section of the sidewalk closest to the drop off lot to accommodate parents to DROP OFF children. This means you are welcome to pull up to the lane, stop the car, and allow your child to exit the car to the sidewalk. We started this on 9/16 and each day more cars have participated, thus lessening the congestion. We are noting the data (number of cars) each day, and if we find success—we will make the change permanent either in the Spring or for the 2020-2021 school year. At this time, the lane is accessible if you are traveling in an easterly direction from Route 5 as if you were heading toward the train tracks.
Questions, comments, suggestions…please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note we are doing our best to continue to analyze and make changes for the safest environment for our students.
Have a great day!