8:40 start time and Traffic Alleviation Request

Dear Parents,

I have a request that will help with our morning traffic greatly.

Please do not make turns left or right on Quintara when there is a big line up of cars in the white zone; this holds up the entire line. Instead, please continue straight until Rivera; that will help us move the traffic out of the zone FASTER.  Please do not double park on that interim street because you will hold up the line.

The same families come at 8:37 am or later every day and expect to be able to enter the school on time by 8:40 am.  Please note that it takes more than 3 minutes to go through the drop zone at this busy time.  Give yourself enough time to use the zone properly.  Come early to avoid foot and vehicle traffic. There is no congestion at 8:15 when the drop zone starts.  There is guaranteed congestion if you come at 8:30 or later.  

If you would like to take advantage of this service, (this is a privilege and service that takes up a lot of staff and parent volunteer resources), please be courteous.  Do not yell at the staff or volunteers that come half an hour earlier than everyone else to serve the children coming in cars.  If you are running late and feel frazzled, please do not take it out on the adults trying to keep our kids safe.  Please be a good example to our children.  

If you have some helpful suggestions, please come early to help out and work in the zone to make it better.  If you have a day where you could help for 20 minutes or so, grab an orange vest from the office and jump in to help with the car line.  You can sign up on our school web page, robertlouisstevensonschool.org, as there are many vacant spots.  We should not rely on just a handful of the same volunteers each day but should take shared responsibility of keeping our students safe.

The yard gate will be closed by 8:40 AM at intake.  Cars have been pulling up at 8:40 and later, trying to send their children through the gate while intake has already started.  These same cars do not pull up to the front of the zone but fling open their doors at the back of the zone in order to send their children through the gate late, holding up the line of cars behind them.  We do not want to teach our children to interrupt and walk in during the flag salute or to push through other classes while they go into the building.  Students will be considered late after 8:40 and should go through the front door for a tardy pass.

We are letting you know this in advance so you will please make adjustments to your mornings (or prepare things the previous night) if you are chronically running late.  Our school day starts at 8:40 am, so make sure your child is here before that, ready and prepared for class. 

It is fair and reasonable that we ask for your help and cooperation, as well as your respect and courtesy.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Diane Lau-Yee, Principal

各位家長

我有一個要求,將可大大援和上學的繁忙交通。

請不要在Quintara街左轉或右轉,尤其白線上落區已有一條很長的車龍。請繼續直駛到Rivera街, 然後才左轉或右轉。 這可幫助車輛迅速離開白線上落區和使交通流暢。

請不要在這街中途位置雙線停車。因為這會延誤白線上落區上落, 使交通擁塞, 造成車龍。

每天早上8:37或以後送上學的家長/家庭們,你希望能在上午8:40準時進入學校。請注意,在這個繁忙的時段,經過白線上落區需要超過3分鐘或以上。請給自己足的時間來正確使用白線上落區域。早點時間上學, 避免人和車擁塞

早上8:15, 白線上落區開始, 這時間,非繁忙時間, 交通流暢, 沒有擁塞,沒有車龍。如果你在8:30或以後到達,一定有擁塞。

如果你想使用白線上落區服務,(要知道這是一個特別服務,需要很多的工作人員和家長義工資源)。

請保持禮貌,不要大聲呼喊工作人員或家長義工們。這些工作人員或家長義工們,比其他人早半小時到達學校,幫助學生/小孩子在白線上落區安全下車。如果你遲到了,感到疲不堪,請不要拿它發洩到為保持我們的孩子安全的工作人員和家長義工們。請保持禮貌, 請為我們的孩子做個好榜樣。

若你有好的建議,請早些到達學校, 來幫助白線上落區小孩子安全下車,使它更好。如果你有一天, 你可以幫助大約20分鐘左右,你可到辦公室拿一件橙色的背心穿上,然後到白線上落區幫助。

家長們, 我們現仍有許多空缺, 很需要家長義工。請到我們學校網頁報名:

http://www.robertlouisstevensonschool.org

我們應該彼此分擔保持學生安全的共同責任。不應該每天依賴那數位同樣的家長義工。

操場閘門在上午8:40關閉。汽車在8:40或以後到車龍,這些車不會繼續駛到白線上落區,但是家長在操場閘門區域讓他們的孩子下車,把他們的孩子從操場閘門進校,不讓他們的孩子遲到。但延誤跟隨這些車後面的車,

造成擁塞。 我們不想教導我們的孩子在國旗致敬期間打斷或步進,或推動其他班級學生進入學校/班房。

學生在8:40後進學校,將被視為遲到,應該通過正門到教務室拿取遲到紙。

我們提前告知, 如果你長期遲到,建議你可以調整你的早晨時間(或前一天晚上準備好明天的一切)。

上學時間從上午8:40開始,請確保你的孩子在這之前到達學校,預備好, 並準備上課。

這是很公平和合理的要求各位家長的幫助和合作,以及你們的尊重和禮貌。

謝謝合作。

誠摯地,

校長劉麗卿