Parking Lot Reminder

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Recently the end of the day dismissal has been made more difficult and unsafe by the number of cars parking in and around the bus loading zone and on both sides of Balaclava Street.  The unsafe situation is made worse by the snow fall and snow banks.  This has resulted in our students and parents being put into unsafe situations moving in and around busses and cars, and the inability of our bus drivers to safely and effectively move their busses into and out of our driveway during dismissal time.

It is important that we maintain safe practices for the sake of the children in our school.

We would ask that parents respect the City of Kawartha Lakes parking signs on Balaclava Street.  In order to assist with dismissal time, we have a staff supervised pick-up area in the upper parking lot.  The construction was completed last summer and so we have lots of space in the lot for parking.  In addition there is parking available on Dunn Street and parents can walk on the sidewalk to pick up their children at the end of the day.  Many of our families have designated meeting spots that they make ahead of time with their children that are on the front yard of the school, for example in front of the school sign.

It is important that we work together as a community to ensure the safety of all is considered.  The safe dismissal of our students must come before convenience and expediency.  We thank you for your understanding and compliance with this request.



Jane Austin