Drop off and pick up times at Hayden are a busy time of day around our school! Safety is our number one priority, and we want to make sure our students and families stay safe in and around our parking lot. We also want to make sure families know the traffic laws in effect during these times.
In order to help with drop off as well as to help alleviate traffic issues, we are utilizing the street between Hayden and Duncan for a “Drop Off Zone” in the mornings. You will see cones out to show parents where the drop off area is located. A staff member is also present to help with traffic flow. This area is for drop off only, and no parking.
Utilizing this Drop Off zone will allow students to safely exit the car, and walk along the sidewalk all the way into the playground in the morning. Students dropped off in this location will not have to cross any streets or go across the bus loading zone!
Families are welcome to park in our parking lot and walk their students to the playground to drop them off. However, our parking lot is restricted in order to help with student safety. No one will be able to leave the parking lot until the bell rings at 8:55 am. We realize this restriction may impact your day. If you cannot stay in the parking lot until 8:55 am, you may decide to utilize the Drop Off zone, or park on the street instead.
Please use our Crossing Guard! He is there for our students’ safety. If you drop your student off on the opposite side of Rome Blvd, please have your students walk to the Crossing Guard before crossing the street. Not only is this the safe way to get across the street, it is also the law! We have had several close calls with students darting out into traffic trying to cross the street, and we want to keep our students out of harm’s way.
Avoid u-turns in school zones. It is illegal to make a u-turn in a school zone. Even if you do not see a posted sign, u-turns are illegal in any area where the school zone speed limits are in effect.
Drive safely, go slowly, and be patient. We all want our students to be as safe as possible! Check out the parking lot map below to get more information about our parking options.