Traffic & Parking

Parents are urged to teach their children the safest and shortest route to school, emphasizing the use of crosswalks and sidewalks.  The traffic around our school is quite heavy and the dangers are apparent as children and automobiles appear on the scene.  Children are to enter the school through designated gates only.  Children and parents are NOT to walk through the parking lot driveway at any time; use the sidewalks.  Children and parents do not access campus prior to the start of the day using the main office or main office gates.  The staff will instruct students on safe pedestrian practices and will provide reminders throughout the year. Children driven by car to school should exit the car using the school’s drop-off service in our two drop-off locations:   the front loop and the south entrance on Homewood.

Please stress to your child that he/she use the crosswalk when crossing the street at Homewood.  It is very important that children see their parents modeling safe and appropriate use of the crosswalks.  Your support of our instruction to children is needed and will be appreciated.  The safety of everyone is our prime concern.  Please stress the importance of respect for property of others.  Also, discuss the importance of not speaking to or accepting rides from strangers.


DROP-OFF PROCEDURES

Parent volunteers help alleviate traffic by providing a morning drop-off system. Duties are designated by grade and classroom throughout the year.

Children may be dropped off between 7:35 and 8:10 a.m.

Kindergarteners must be walked to the kindergarten entrance gate on Kenter Avenue.  To help us teach our Kindergarteners to become more independent and to reduce the number of people on the playground, we ask that the students be handed off at the gate and that parents do not enter the playground in the morning.

Grades 1-5 can be dropped off at the South Gate or the Front Loop. After drop-off, grades 3-5 go to the South Playground and grades 1-2 go to the North Playground where supervision is provided until the bell rings.

South Gate

  1. Driving north on Kenter, turn left onto Homewood and drop off on North Side of the street, just outside the entrance to the play yard.
  2. Drive to the front of drop-off area.
  3. Wait for a parent volunteer to come to the car to help your child out of the car.

Obey stop signs both on Kenter Ave and Homewood Rd.  Do not drop off on the South Side of the street.  Drive slowly and watch for passing drivers and foot traffic in this area.  On rainy days this gate is closed, so use the Front of School drop off instead.

Front of School

  1. Driving north on Kenter, turn left into the front parking lot.
  2. Continue to the far end of the drive-through area where the volunteers are located.

Obey the stop sign at the end of the drive-through.  Drive slowly and watch for passing drivers and foot traffic in this area.

All parent volunteers will strictly enforce the above safety rules.  The parent volunteers who assist the morning drop-off are not responsible for any injuries caused to you or your children during the drop off.  It is the responsibility of the drivers to ensure that their children are dropped off in a safe manner.

 

PICK-UP PROCEDURES

Parents may wait on the sidewalks near the flagpole in front of the school or at the South Playground entrance gate (on Homewood) or at the Elkins Gate.   Please do not use the office as a waiting area.  Gates will open 2-3 minutes prior to dismissal.  Parents may then walk to the child’s classroom to meet them just outside of their classrooms. Gates that will open for pick-up include Elkins, South Gate, and the Main Entrance near the office.  Gates will lock at 2:20 on 1:50 dismissal days and 3:20 on 2:50 dismissal days.  Due to STAR program set-up, we will not use the Kindergarten gate as an entrance.

Only parents or adult designees may pick up students in grades K and 1.  They may not use the playgrounds or library after-school hours unless they are enrolled in STAR or Kenter After-School Classes.


PARKING

There is no parking on the campus of Kenter Canyon for visitors.  All parents and visitors are to park on the school side of Kenter Avenue, Homewood, or Elkins Road.   Please remember to be respectful to our supportive neighbors and refrain from blocking or parking in their driveways.  Do not park or block gates that enter Kenter’s campus.  In the front loop are two parking spaces designated as Reserved 24/7.  These auction winners donated generously to support our school and earned their reserved spaces.  Violators will be towed at their own expense.  Thank you for your respectful cooperation.

 
 
 

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