Traffic and parking during AM dropoffs

Mr Tagliaterra has asked: if you drop your kid off at school in the morning, please drive up near to the athletic field before letting him/her out so that the long line of cars behind you can better fit.  I.e., if you stop right at the school entrance (where your kid wants you to stop), then the vehicles behind you clog up Providence Road, creating a safety nightmare.

The school administration also wants to remind parents (1) to not park in the handicap spots (unless you have official handicapped tag, of course) and (2) to not park in the “5-10 min parking only” if your stay is likely to be longer than 10 mins.  If you park in the “5-10” spots, activate your emergency hazards.  Details here.

Finally, parents are urged to make only right-hand turns when exiting onto Providence Road.  The left-hand turns are too dangerous during the morning rush.

Left-turn only signage on Providence Road

FYI, this photograph was taken at 7:15 am.  That white car made a left-hand turn.

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4 Responses to Traffic and parking during AM dropoffs

  1. Kristy & Michael Chen says:

    This seems to be referring to the main entrance, are there similar guidelines for Copples Lane?

    Thanks, Kristy Chen (Aidan’s Mom)

    On 3/7/2014 8:57 AM, Strath Haven Middle School Home and School Association wrote: > WordPress.com > Colin Purrington posted: “Mr Tagliaterra has asked: if you drop your > kid off at school in the morning, please drive up near to the athletic > field before letting him/her out so that the long line of cars behind > you can better fit. I.e., if you stop right at the school entrance (wh” >

    • Good question! I’ll ask to see if they have further instructions for us. By the way, here are the details from the Directory:

      MORNINGS: Use Providence Road entrance, not Copples Lane. Use Copples Lane for Band/Chorus/Orchestra drops BEFORE 7:15 am.

      AFTERNOONS: Before 2:45 pm: use Providence Road entrance.
      After 2:45 pm: use either Providence Road or Copples Lane.

  2. Tony Zebekis says:

    how about letting people use their common sense? we don’t need micromanaging when dropping off our kids!

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