We are sending this letter as a reminder
to all parents and guardians to practice safe driving habits at all times when
dropping off and picking up our children. We realize that parents and guardians
are off to work in the AM or have appointments to make before or after school.
Nonetheless, it is critical that all adults be respectful of our driving rules.
Please note that the safety of all is an
ever present priority at Valley View. We expect that drivers follow our school
traffic patterns and drop-off and pick-up protocols. Parents and guardians are
also requested to follow the signals given by our teachers to stop, move up, or
slow down. They are working to keep our children safe.
anticipated cooperation is sincerely appreciated. Please be respectful, do
not put others in jeopardy and follow these procedures:
FOR PICKUPS ON RAINY OR SNOWY DAYS:
·Allow the buses to drive in first.
·Please do not
enter the car lane until all buses have arrived.
·If you arrive
early, park in the lot and walk to the school to pick-up your child.
·Our buses are on a schedule; a delay at Valley View
will delay pickups at Lazar.
WHEN PICKING UP OR DROPPING OFF PRE SCHOOL CHILDREN:
·Park your car
around the circle or in the parking lot.
·Escort your child
to the front door for drop-off. Pick-up your child at the front door.
·Give the Pre
School vans the right of way when leaving the parking lots.
WHEN PICKING UP OR DROPPING OFF IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL:
·Stop at the
stop sign at the entrance to campus.
·Slow down and
remember that students, parents, and teachers may be emerging from parked cars.
·Allow the buses access to the drop-off/pick-up lane
·Bring your car to
a full stop on the drop-off/pick-up line.
·Do not drop off
your child anywhere around the circle up to the gym door and then dart past the
cars in front of your car.
·Never park opposite the main entrance and send your
child across the road by himself/herself.
·Escort your child
through the crossing lane with the assistance of the teacher on duty.
·At dismissal time,
tell your children to wait behind the Panda Pride line until your car comes to
a full stop in the pick up line.
Then they may walk to your car.
·At dismissal all K – 2 parents should pick up in front
of the building on the car line in order not to increase traffic on the Grade
3- 5 pick-up lane.
WHEN PICKING UP STUDENTS IN GRADES 3, 4, AND 5:
·Pull your car up on the right hand side (routine traffic lane) along the sidewalk and as far
as possible to the end of the sidewalk by the swings. Do not block the
crosswalk or bus lane. Students are to
walk on the sidewalk to your stopped car.
·If you choose to
park your car in the parking lot, plan to cross at the crosswalk, pick up your
child and escort him/her from the cross walk to the car; do not call your child to your car between parked cars or the moving
·Do not block the
·Do not talk on cell
phones and jeopardize becoming distracted when students and parents are walking
across the crosswalk and cars are attempting to move up.
·Do not allow your
children to run ahead and enter the crosswalk without supervision.
·Do not park on the
street by Patriot's Park and try to cross yourself or your children diagonally.
·Do not double-park
in the line-up thereby leaving only a narrow exit lane for departing vehicles.
·Follow the traffic
directions of the attending teachers.
FOR ALL PARENTS VISITING THE SCHOOL DURING THE DAY FOR
·Never park along
the yellow curb in front of the building – this
is a fire lane.
The Montville Township Police observes and monitors our
traffic patterns for the safety of all.