To and From: Let’s Be Safe!

 

Did you know over half of our student population arrives at Sonoran Sky via carpool every day? Although our carpool lines look long, they are actually very safe and incredibly efficient. On a typical day, it only takes 15 minutes after the bell for all carpooling students to leave.

Parking along the street instead of using the approved pick-up and drop-off lanes is not only discourteous and against school policy, but it also dangerously encourages students to jaywalk outside of approved crossing zones, increases the opportunity for accident, and obstructs the flow of traffic for school buses and emergency vehicles. Please don’t!

Carpooling Parents

  • Always use the approved pick-up and drop-off procedures.
  • Never park along curbs or block driveways.
  • Never park along 75th Street or Sweetwater Avenue.
  • Never use the staff parking lot and always use marked parking spaces.
  • Never use the street or the kindergarten lot instead of pick-up and drop-off lanes.
  • Always use a safe speed, and never go faster than 5 mph in a parking lot.
  • Always obey the instructions of staff and crossing guards.
  • Are alert for unpredictable children, and never use mobile technology while driving.
  • Only enter the building or playgrounds after signing in at the front office.
  • Are efficient, courteous, and respectful of others.

Carpooling Kids

  • Sit on the right side of the car for efficiency.
  • Enter and exit their vehicle without assistance.
  • Give smooches and have belongings ready before entering the pick-up and drop-off zone.
  • Are efficient, courteous, and respectful of others.

Walkers and Bikers

  • Use Safety First, follow all traffic laws, and use appropriate safety gear.
  • Store bicycles, scooters, and skateboards in approved areas.
  • Walk or carry bicycles, scooters, and skateboards near buildings, in parking lots, and on sidewalks.
  • Never cross the street outside of approved crossing zones.
  • Are alert for unpredictable cars and other pedestrians.
  • Always obey the instructions of staff and crossing guards.
  • Use the appropriate entrances and exits to the school building.
  • Are efficient, courteous, and respectful of others.

Bus Riders

  • Obey the bus driver’s instructions and directions at all times.
  • Stay properly seated with legs forward and all  body parts out of the aisle.
  • Keep bus aisles and emergency exits clear of all objects.
  • Keep your head, hands, feet, and objects to yourself and inside the bus.
  • Talk quietly, using respectful language.
  • Do not eat or drink on the bus, except for water from plastic bottles.
  • Do not bring animals, insects, skateboards, glass, or other dangerous and illegal things.