Traffic Safety At irving
May 6, 2015
Dear Irving Parents/ Guardians,
I hope that this letter finds you well as we count down our last school days for the 2015-2016 school year. I want to take a moment to highlight a safety priority that we are politely asking everyone to support in order for us to maintain the safest environment possible each day at Irving. The particular issue is with regard to drivers creating a safe environment for students, staff and other parents, and guests who are entering the school in the morning and exiting the school at dismissal. We regularly remind our students to use the crosswalk and not dart in between vehicles in the morning for drop-off and in the parking lot for dismissal for their own safety. Our goal is to be as proactive as possible in trying to prevent dangerous situations from occurring.
We understand that school parking lots can be a source of frustration from time to time with the amount of traffic that comes through our property each morning and afternoon. With the parking lot that we have been given, we have an established system in place for traffic that works best for our building. Even so, we will always have many vehicles in the parking lot before and after school because of our student population. It is essential that each person does their part to use good judgment that puts safety first for everyone. Below are some helpful reminders for Dropping off and Picking Up:
- Drive Slow at all times.
- Follow the One-Way Only Signs
- Avoid parking in front or behind the buses at dismissal.
- Do not enter the parking lot at dismissal unless you are parking. This is not a thoroughfare.
- Be extra cautious of the cars and students in the area.
- Be polite and courteous to other drivers. We are all on the same team at Irving and we want to model positive values for our students.
- Try to avoid parking in a spot to drop off your student. It sometimes creates an unsafe situation where the student now has to watch out for cars in reverse.
- Please do not cross in the middle of the street, we are teaching our students to cross with the crossing guards.
In addition I am also requesting for you to please make sure that students or pets are not on school grounds beyond school hours. School is dismissed at 3:15p.m. and Irving’s playground is not for the community. We are trying to keep our playground free from vandalism.
Your support with these situations is greatly appreciated and my hope is that you understand that your student’s safety is our top priority. Thank you for your time and support in this matter.
Ms. R. Johnson, Principal
Mrs. A. Gomez, Asst, to the Principal
Irving School Vision Statement
Irving Elementary School promotes high expectations in a positive, supportive, and respectful environment to develop life-long learners and responsible citizens.
Irving School Mission Statement
To achieve our Irving School vision, the Irving Community will...
- provide rigorous, standards-based instruction;
- ensure a welcoming, safe, and nurturing environment that embraces diversity; and
- create a variety of unique learning experiences while celebrating our successes