​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.​ ​​​​

Parking & Drop-Off

Drop-Off and Pick-Up of Students

When dropping-off or picking up students, please remember:

  • Do not walk in the parking lot 
  • Do not drive into the parking lot 
  • Do not drop children off in the parking lot 
  • Do not make U-turns in the middle of the road 
  • Police are issuing unsafe U-turn tickets 
  • Do not drop children off in the middle of the road 
  • park before asking children to get out of the car
  • J-Walking is a $57.00 fine 

Safety - A Shared Responsibility 

Drivers

  • When approaching an intersection or crosswalk watch out for pedestrians. 
  • Watch for vehicles stopped or slowing in the lane next to yours, as they may be yielding to a pedestrian. 
  • Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk carries a fine of $575 plus 4 demerit points. 
  • Stay alert and slow down on residential roads and through school and playground zones. 
  • Check for pedestrians when turning. 
  • Don’t stop in crosswalks when dropping off or picking up students. 

Pedestrians 

  • Adults and children should use the Point, Pause and Proceed method when they want to cross the road and drivers should pay attention for people using this technique. 
  • Pointing indicates to drivers that a pedestrian wants to cross.
  • All drivers should be aware that when a pedestrian has his or her arm pointed across the road, it means all vehicles are to come to a complete stop. 
  • Pausing means pedestrians should make eye contact with drivers and wait until traffic has stopped before stepping off the curb.
  • Pedestrians should never assume that a driver sees them. 
  • Pedestrians should only proceed when it is safe to do so by keeping their arm extended in front of them as they cross the road and watching for vehicles. 
  • Be seen! Wear bright coloured or reflective clothing, especially when walking in low light or in poor weather. Distraction is dangerous. 
  • Put away cell phones and take off ear buds before crossing a street. 
  • Walk bikes, scooters and skateboards across the street.
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Friday, Sept 24 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2BCAzks4jb

RT @UsihChristopher: We all recognize the benefits of in-person learning. We are doing everything we can to minimize transmission of COVID-19 in our schools. We NEED your help! To all employees and students (who are eligible): Please get vaccinated as quickly as possible. Thanks for sharing message!

Thank you @JackJamesHS for sharing information about the history of Treaty 7 on the anniversary of its signing #WeAreCBE #WeAreAllTreatyPeople https://t.co/QeXj9cNonO

RT @Indigenous_cbe: Today is fall equinox - a time when daylight & nighttime share the sky equally. Today is also Treaty 7 Day - the 144th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7. The 🌞 & 🌙s equality today teaches us how to honour the treaty...by walking together in equal partnership. #welcomeoko https://t.co/7nUdmGVAVL

A number of CBE schools have participated in #StudentVoteCanada last week and today to learn about democracy in action #WeAreCBE https://t.co/XugrIa8ZpC

RT @NickleCBE: Drive by and check out our new trees! Grade 7 Environmental Stewardship class planted 7 trees in front of our school (purchased by EcoClub last year). We are excited to be adding to the biodiversity of our community! #WeAreCBE #getoutside #environmentstewards @NickleParents https://t.co/Lpg5lX8LyH

We’ve reviewed the new health measures announced by government and provided an update to CBE families https://t.co/2kr6uYxlMq #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/qP1dPOwMTY

RT @ohscbe: It is definitely looking like fall out there! Our Grade 6s are learning about the autumnal equinox occurring on Sept 22, which marks the change of the season! #SkyScience #WeAreCBE https://t.co/BKZZMfmlnC

Thank you to all of the CBE students involved in the safety patrol program. We must all work together to ensure student and pedestrian/wheeler safety on the roads and pathways near our schools. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QDjFocgZaj

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/ec1MUL3Toi