Our school is fortunate to have a Crossing Guard located at the front of our school between the two entrances for buses on the north side of our school. The Town of East Gwillimbury met with me and asked me to remind everyone of the following:
- Please cross at the designated location indicated by signage and the painted lines on the road.
- Please do not park your car on the road in the areas indicated as no parking/stopping.
- Please use the crosswalk as often as you can if you are walking to school.
- Please follow the direction of the cross walk guard who will indicate when it is safe to cross.
- We also ask all drivers to be careful at all times, but particularly when the cross walk is activated (before school, at our lunch hour and after school)
Just a reminder to our community that the Town of East Gwillimbury has approved a crossing guard for our school for this school year. It is very important to note the changes with respect to street parking and stopping with this change.
Here are the specific changes for September 2015:
- “No stopping” restrictions will be enacted on the north and south sides of King Street East in the school zone between 7 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday, September 1st to June 30th.
- Holidays will be exempt from the restrictions.
- The restricted zones are shown on the Robert Munsch report diagram
- The school crossing location will be painted on the roads as per the diagram.
- Cross-walk warning signage will be installed as per the diagram.
- A crossing guard has been hired to cover morning, lunch and evening shifts of 7:20 a.m. to 8:20 a.m, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. respectively
- The guard’s name is Mr. Bott and he’s been a guard with the town for several years now.
Signage is now up on our street indicating the new restrictions.
The Town asked us to emphasize that when the crossing guard is on duty and is using their stop paddle, drivers are required to stop. These are the only times when vehicles are actually required to stop at the crossing. This is a school crossing and is intended to provide a controlled crossing location for students only during the hours when the guard is on duty.
At all other times of the day they are not required to stop but they may if they see someone waiting to cross. The crossing guard will also help adults cross if they so desire.
We thank our school council for their support in working with the town to secure a crossing guard for our neighborhood. We look forward to working with Mr. Bott as part of our school team.