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Traffic Safety Reminder from Officer Thompson

A message from our School Resource Officer.

Hello parents/guardians, this is SRO Thompson and I wanted to address a few things that I have noticed in the cross walk/ school zone during the drop-off and pick up.

• Please be sure to pay attention to your surroundings. While we understand that you need to get to work or home with everyone’s busy schedules, just be sure to pay attention that there are no students or staff getting ready to cross as you are pulling out onto the road. Student safety is my number one priority.

• Pulling out from E 14th Street onto Main Street (near the Rock Gym), there is a NO left turn sign that is in effect from 7:30-8:00 in the morning and at 3:00-3:30 in the afternoon. As this may be an inconvenience to some, it helps with the flow of traffic and is there to attempt to minimize traffic accidents during those times.

• As stated before, student safety is my number one priority so while in the school zone make sure you are driving the speed limit and not looking at the phone. I have noticed parents and students driving, mainly on Main Street, looking at their phones and almost getting into accidents when required to stop for the cross walk.

• Be sure to stop for the crossing guard and please understand that we are humans and we make mistakes but when we motion for people to stop, stop and wait until you are motioned to start moving again. We attempt to keep traffic moving as smoothly as possible, please be patient.

Thank you all and have a great and safe rest of the school year!

SRO Thompson