THANK YOU! TRAFFIC SAFETY IS IMPORTANT. PLEASE SHOW UP!!
Your Traffic coordinator is Michele Vanger. [email protected] ********************************************************************
We want to get every child to and from school safely. Our Canyon setting is beautiful, but can be challenging for driving, parking, walking, and biking. Your participation in key in helping to keep our children safe and to follow the rules. Please review the rules by clicking scrolling to the bottom of this message (please reference it before doing your shift).
You have been assigned a specific time slot below. Please mark your calendars now so that you don't schedule something for that time. If you need to swap, you may do so.
TRAFFIC DUTY RESPONSIBILITIES BY ZONE
ALWAYS SHOW UP! If an emergency happens on the day and you’re running late or can’t make it, call the office at 310-454-7510.
ALWAYS WEAR THE ORANGE VEST and NO CELL PHONES.
FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE, WE ASK THAT CHILDREN DO NOT HELP DIRECT TRAFFIC, HOLD THE SIGN OR WEAR THE VESTS.
PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE IN TRAFFIC DUTY. THEY MAY NOT HOLD THE EQUIPMENT, DIRECT TRAFFIC OR WEAR THE VEST.
MORNING DROP OFF 7:45 to 8:20 am
Curb Zone A - KINDERGARTEN 1.) The traffic caddy is stored on the Kindergarten porch (Near rooms K1 and K2). Drop Off is at the bottom of the K1 & K2 stairs. 2.) This zone should be used ONLY by vehicles with at least one Kindergarten student.
Curb Zone B - FRONT STAIRS/Channel Gate This zone should be used primarily as overflow when Zone C is backed up. Otherwise, wave vehicles forward toward Zone C. 1.) The Traffic Caddy is stored at Channel Gate (by the mid-block crosswalk). 2.) This is a short drop off zone. Do not let cars back up and block the road and Canyon Parking lot entrance. Keep the traffic moving forward.
CROSSWALK - Intersection of EAST CHANNEL and AMALFI (7:45 to 8:30) This can be a dangerous location. You and Canyon parents and children will be in traffic. Keep alert and aware. Try to alternate between letting pedestrians cross and letting cars drive through. You may need to ask pedestrians to wait on the curb while you direct cars through to keep traffic flowing. Pedestrians can cross in groups rather than individually. Remember, not all drivers are Canyon members. 1.) The Traffic Caddy is stored inside the Library Gate. Roll it to its position in the middle of the crosswalk on Amalfi as a marker for cars. Having the caddy out and visible will make it easier for cars to know to stop. It will make it safer for you and the children. Wear your safety vest. CARRY YOUR STOP SIGN. (Please do NOT carry phones and coffee!) 2.) Position yourself on the North side of the intersection (across the street from the school). At peak hour (8:05-8:20) ask pedestrians to please wait. Avoid crossing only one or two pedestrians at a time. Make certain children are with their caregiver before crossing. 3.) Hold the hand-held STOP sign above your head, and walk with pedestrians across the crosswalk to the school side of the street. Then return to the North side. Be Courteous But Firm. This can be difficult. Remind yourself that you’re following the rules we asked of you and you’re doing it for the safety of the children. Remind drivers to obey traffic regulations and posted signs. Drivers should follow your directions without excuse or argument. This can be a dangerous location. You and Canyon parents and children will be in traffic. Keep alert and aware. Try to alternate between letting pedestrians cross and letting cars drive through. You may need to ask pedestrians to wait on the curb while you direct cars through to keep traffic flowing. Pedestrians can cross in groups rather than individually.
Zone D – Drop Off Library Gate At Amalfi 1.)The caddy is stored at Library Gate. 2.) There is no parking in this zone before 8:30 a.m. 3.) Watch for drivers stopping in the red curb zone at the corner of Channel and Amalfi; it is very dangerous, can block traffic, and is strictly prohibited
AFTERNOON PICK UP : M-W-F @ 2:40-3:10PM/ T-Th @ 1:30-2PM
When there is a line, parents are NOT PERMITTED to turn left from Upper Amalfi and join the pick up line. They should turn onto Amalfi and circle the block, joining the pick up line on East Channel.
Curb Zone A - Kindergarten 1.) Make sure that adults stay in the car at all times. If parents want to get out of their car, they need to find a place to park and walk in. Or, they can direct their child to meet them at the library gate. The carpool line is for library gate pick up only (kindergarten students are walked there by an aide at dismissal). 2.) Guide people to keep moving forward as space becomes available. 3.) Do not allow cars to block the turn from Entrada to East Channel. If there is no space to pull over against the curb, cars need to be directed to go around the block and get back in the cue. 4.) Cars may not double park. The driving lane must remain clear for through traffic. 5.) Do not allow cars to block the driveway to the staff lot.
Waiting Zone C – East Channel & Amalfi 1.) The Traffic caddy is stored inside the Channel gate (at the mid-block crosswalk). 2.) As cars pull up have them wait in line on East Channel. 3.) When there is space in Zone D, signal cars to turn right into the pick up lane (on Amalfi before the Library Gate). 4.) Move one car at a time. 5.) When directing cars to turn, watch for other cars turning from Upper Amalfi.
CROSSWALK C3 – Intersection of East Channel and Amalfi. PICK UP 1.) The Traffic Caddy is stored inside the Library Gate. Roll it to its position in the middle of the crosswalk. The caddy should face down Amalfi. Wear your Safety Vest. Carry your Stop Sign. 2.) Stand on the South side of Amalfi and help parents with children cross Amalfi. 3.) Help direct traffic as needed, turning left from Upper Amalfi toward Zone D.
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