Cordelia Hills School
know that the traffic situation can try your patience on most days! Please
remain calm and of good cheer, we are all concerned with the safety of 700 students and the many other community members.
Listed below is the basic plan we are following with regard to traffic. If you have any questions or concerns, please
let me know.
Lane and Parking in Front of School:
- The lane next to the
curb is only for dropping off
and picking up students. The driver
needs to remain with the car, so that he/she can keep moving forward.
(Tell your children to walk toward the exit on the
sidewalk, and you’ll move forward to meet them.) The teachers motioning you
forward are just trying to expedite the traffic flow and bring in others behind
you, even if you don’t see them immediately. Please follow their direction.
Sometimes that will mean that your child will need to walk forward to meet you.
In the afternoon, the pick-up area is only after you pass the crosswalk or marquee.
- After picking up your
child along the curb, you may pull out of the pick-up lane and move to the
left into the drive-through lane. For
safety reasons, students may not be picked up while a vehicle is in the
- If a 20-minute parking
spot is available, you may leave your car, and go meet your children. ALWAYS
use the crosswalk when walking your children back to your car.
- Before school, please
DO NOT use Employee Parking Lot. We have over 40 staff members and others
are coming and going throughout the day, we don’t have room to accommodate
others. If you just want to
drop off children and leave, this is not the spot for you because it makes
too much traffic exiting into the crossing guard area and too much backing
up in the lot where children are walking, which makes a dangerous
- After school, YOU MAY
park in the Employee Parking Lot if space is available, and then walk to meet your children.
- Buses have priority in this zone.
- Before school, no one
may use the bus zone except the buses. Even if the zone is empty, do not
- After school, buses
still have priority. However, childcare vehicles that have registered with
the office may also pull into the zone. There is room for four childcare
vans on the left side of the zone. Drivers
may not leave their vehicles. They, too, must be prepared to move
forward when there is room.
- Please pay close
attention to the student and
adult crossing guards at either end of the school. They are trying to
ensure a safe crossing for all pedestrians.
- The crossing guard near
the bus zone may also direct you to clear the intersection so that a bus
can exit from the bus zone.
1. Parking on the street near
the school can be a great option. You can either walk to
your children or have them meet you. Just remember not to block our neighbors’ driveways and always use the crosswalk.
2. Also, please do not wait in
your vehicle in the street next to a parked car. That causes a dangerous
situation, making it difficult for others to see or navigate around you… as
well as for your child to cross another car to get to your vehicle.