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TRANSPORTATION UPDATE: Drop-off and Pick-up locations and process
January 26, 2017
Dear Destiny Charter Middle School Families:
In response to community input, we have developed a plan which we believe will enhance arrival and dismissal procedures and improve safety for students and families. The plan will reduce traffic congestion on M Street by moving AM bus drop-off to the back parking lot and reserving M street for families dropping students off in cars.
AM/PM Drive Line for students arriving and being picked up in cars:
- Cars arriving northbound on M street should pull up along the east-side of the street (closest to the school) and drop off students in the yellow drop-off zone. To exit, cars should proceed northbound on M street towards E 28th Street or turn left into the alley alongside Rogers Park toward L street.
- Cars arriving southbound on M street should drop students off at the side of the road just before 34th Street and wait until the student can safely cross the M street at the crosswalk before proceeding.
- U-turns are not permitted on M street. Cars needing to drive in the opposite direction should access the alley alongside Rogers Park toward L street and turn left or right on L street. Traffic enforcement will begin ticketing for illegal U-turns.
The following rules apply to morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up:
- Safety First
- Drive at a safe rate of speed along M street during arrival and dismissal times.
- No blocking intersections or double parking. Only drop students off in front of the building or in front of the cross walk.
- Prepare your student for drop-off before you arrive in the morning.
- Coats should be on or in hand, backpacks and other items, on laps or easy-to-reach
- Do not leave your car unattended any time along M street.
- If you need to park, please park in the back parking lot.
- Students should ONLY exit on the passenger side of car.
- Do not allow your student to exit your car on the driver side at any time.
- Keep driveline moving.
- Do not hold up other cars waiting to drop off their students. After your student has exited the vehicle, safely depart from the driveline.
As a reminder, school building hours are 7:40 AM Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9:10 AM on Tuesday and Thursday. With winter temperatures often near the freezing mark in the morning, please do not drop students off prior to 7:30 AM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday. Students do not have access to the building prior to those times.
Questions, concerns, or comments? Please contact Xaila Lewis at 253-722-5883 to address any other questions or concerns that you may have.
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