Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School

With the opening of our new building, we will all be getting used to new morning and afternoon routines, new traffic patterns, and figuring out the best way to get our kids to and from school safely.

Please download the maps below to help direct kids and parents to and from school in a way that works best for our community and keeps kids as safe as possible.  
To decrease traffic congestion around school in the mornings and afternoons as well as continue the school’s mission of environmental stewardship, we strongly encourage busing, walking, and biking to school.  

"Hub" Drop-off Spot

Pinehurst Playfield (12029 14th Avenue Northeast) will be a “hub” drop off spot for parents to drop kids off and walk to school together in groups.  If you would like to help with this effort please contact Tabitha Burns at tburns71@gmail.com.  

If you want to escort your child to or from the building, please be prepared to park in the neighborhood up to two or three blocks away and walk to the school.

If your kids will be walking to school independently, remind them of the rules of the road and share these tips:

Pedestrian Safety Tips

  • Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk and you must walk in the roadway, always walk facing the traffic.
  • See and be seen. Wear bright or light-colored clothing and make eye contact with the driver before proceeding through the crosswalk.
  • Be careful when you see a driver attempting to make a right-hand turn. A large number of pedestrian accidents occur when drivers forget to recheck the crosswalk before proceeding.
  • Cross the street only at marked crosswalks or intersections. This helps motorists to see you.
  • When crossing a multiple-lane roadway, visually clear each lane as you proceed.
  • Beware of parked cars; look for a driver who may not see you and pull out.
  • Be aware – telephone poles, utility boxes and parked vehicles block oncoming drivers’ ability to see you.
  • Stop before you enter the street. Look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT prior to entering the street.
  • Give drivers ample time to stop prior to entering the crosswalk.
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