October Newsletter OCTOBER 2017 Newsletter
Over the past five years we have looked at a number of options to try and respond to the heavy car traffic during morning entry time (e.g., changing signage on the street to allow cars to stop/park on the school side of Braeheid Ave., widening the upper driveway to allow cars to park and pass more safely, encouraging walking groups, conducting a study with the City of Hamilton). We have had an additional staff presence out front, including covering the crosswalks to assist pedestrians crossing the driveway.
Despite these efforts we have seen an increase in traffic and unsafe behaviour (e.g., backing up into the crosswalk, running stop signs or ignoring the direction of the staff at crosswalks). Given these safety concerns, we cannot continue with this practice.
It is for the safety of all that we are closing the ‘drop off ‘ lane during morning entry (8:20 – 8:35 a.m.).
Eligible families are encouraged to use bus services. Those within walking distance (over 60% of our population) are
encouraged to walk, and for those who absolutely must drive to school, you may use the upper driveway to park or the adjacent streets.
Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated.