Hello VPE Community!
Many of you may have noticed an updated drop-off procedure on the west side of the building. Student safety is our number one priority here at Vista Peak. It has come to our attention that there have been a number of close calls in the drop-off areas in the mornings. Therefore, we have created a new plan to ensure safe morning drop-offs. On Monday November 16th we piloted this new procedure on the west side of the building. The process was much more efficient and we received a lot of positive feedback. We will therefore implement a similar process on the east side of the building starting Monday November 23rd. The new procedure is explained below.
You will notice large, orange traffic cones in the drop-off circles on both the east and west sides of the building. The cones are there to assist those dropping off students by the curbs. Vehicles are to remain in a single file line and pull up as far as they can to maximize the amount of sidewalk space used for drop-offs.
On the WEST side of the building (1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th grades) we request that you follow the car in front of you that will pull all away around to the end of the soccer goal.
On the EAST side of the building (Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th and 5th grades) we request that you follow the car in front of you that will pull all away around to the crosswalk before they stop.
If your student(s) are unable to unload in less than 30 seconds, please drop them off in the parking lot closest to the crosswalk so the crossing guard can assist them across the driveway.
If you have students in multiple grades, you are welcomed to choose which side you would like to drop off your students.
Some key points to remember to ensure safety:
PLEASE DO NOT PASS THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO UNLOAD QUICKLY PLEASE PARK IN THE PARKING LOT.
USE ONLY DESIGNATED CROSSWALKS.
Thank you so much to the community members that gave us constructive feedback on this process!