​Traffic Safety

Ensuring our students get to school safely is everyone’s responsibility. Please be mindful of crosswalks, parking rules and speed limits when you are near our schools, especially during the morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal times.​ ​​

When dropping your children off at school in the morning, please note the area along the north side of 36 Avenue is a ‘Kiss and Ride’ zone. This means that parents do not exit their vehicles, but simply stop to let the kids out. This zone is in effect during morning drop-off, between 8:00 and 9:30 AM. Please pull up directly behind any existing stopped cars to avoid big gaps between vehicles.

Children may also be quickly dropped-off along the east side of 12 Street, ahead of the buses. This is technically a no parking zone – the bus zone encompasses the entire street, so we ask parents to treat it similar to the Kiss and Ride zone – stop and let the kids out and move on! There is a pylon and often a teacher or school administrator out in that area. The staff parking lot is strictly limited. In order to maintain everyone’s safety, children and/or their parents should not walk, bike or drive in the staff parking lot. Parking in the staff lot is strictly prohibited. Parents are not allowed to park in that lot at any time.

If you need to walk your child into the school, park along the south side of 36 Avenue, anywhere along the west side of 12 Street, excluding the bus zone, or along 34 Avenue. There is minimal parking on the cul-de-sac east of the staff parking lot (11 Street SW). Please use the alley as a one-way, with west-bound traffic only. Enter off of 10 Street SW, the alley runs parallel to the large field, and then exit through the cul-de-sac. Some families also park along the fence / the north side of the alley. 

When doing so, please ensure there is enough room for cars to proceed through the alley. Please remember to follow basic traffic safety rules while dropping off and picking up your children.

  • Children should exit the vehicle on the passenger side, as not to exit out into traffic.
  • Use crosswalks when crossing the street around the school.
  • Do not Park within 5 m of a crosswalk, fire hydrant, corner, intersection, stop sign or yield sign.
  • Do not block driveways, alleys or garages.

For more information or concerns, please contact the School Administration (WilliamReid@cbe.ab.ca) or the William Reid School Council (wrchair@gmail.com).

Parking & Drop-Off

When dropping your children off at school in the morning, please note the area along the north side of 36 Avenue is a ‘Kiss and Ride’ zone. This means that parents do not exit their vehicles, but simply stop to let the kids out. This zone is in effect during morning drop-off, between 8:00 and 9:30 AM. Please pull up directly behind any existing stopped cars to avoid big gaps between vehicles.

Children may also be quickly dropped-off along the east side of 12 Street, ahead of the buses. This is technically a no parking zone – the bus zone encompasses the entire street, so we ask parents to treat it similar to the Kiss and Ride zone – stop and let the kids out and move on! There is a pylon and often a teacher or school administrator out in that area. The staff parking lot is strictly limited. In order to maintain everyone’s safety, children and/or their parents should not walk, bike or drive in the staff parking lot. Parking in the staff lot is strictly prohibited. Parents are not allowed to park in that lot at any time.

If you need to walk your child into the school, park along the south side of 36 Avenue, anywhere along the west side of 12 Street, excluding the bus zone, or along 34 Avenue. There is minimal parking on the cul-de-sac east of the staff parking lot (11 Street SW). Please use the alley as a one-way, with west-bound traffic only. Enter off of 10 Street SW, the alley runs parallel to the large field, and then exit through the cul-de-sac. Some families also park along the fence / the north side of the alley. 

When doing so, please ensure there is enough room for cars to proceed through the alley. Please remember to follow basic traffic safety rules while dropping off and picking up your children.

  • Children should exit the vehicle on the passenger side, as not to exit out into traffic.
  • Use crosswalks when crossing the street around the school.
  • Do not Park within 5 m of a crosswalk, fire hydrant, corner, intersection, stop sign or yield sign.
  • Do not block driveways, alleys or garages.

For more information or concerns, please contact the School Administration (WilliamReid@cbe.ab.ca) or the William Reid School Council (wrchair@gmail.com).

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