Parents must wait outside in the Naturalization Area for student pick-up. Students need a note in the agenda if they do not take the bus. No note in the agenda = student will take the bus.
Crosswalk Safety Patrols
We are very proud of our Safety Patrols. These Grade 5 and 6 students are trained by a designated Calgary Police Service constable, who works very closely with our patrol team and teacher supervisors throughout the school year, as well as with the Alberta Motor Association (AMA). The job of Safety Patrollers is to help students to cross the street safely before and after school at the intersection of 9th Street and 21st Avenue N.W. from 7:45 to 8:00 am and 2:30 to 2:45 pm.
Remember that we control pedestrians, not vehicle traffic. Therefore, we ask parents to refrain from jay-walking, as we are training our students to use the crosswalk safely. Drivers must respect the pylons and signs that are set up to cordon off areas where parking is not permitted. This ensures patrollers have a clear ‘line of sight’ so they know when it is safe to step out onto the street.
The police constable does watch for traffic violations during crosswalk times. Patrollers do not operate in extreme weather conditions and when the temperature and/or the wind chill reaches -20°C.
Parking Lot is Off Limits
We understand parents’ frustration regarding parking and drop-off of students around our school. A reminder that dropping off students using the main staff parking lot and the one on 9th street are not permitted. We appreciate your cooperation in not parking there.