Carpool Procedures and Safety Concerns

Morning Drop-off and Afternoon Pick-up Safety Concerns

Parents, there was another accident with a HMS student and a bicycle near the school on Monday, Nov. 10.  In light of this and many complaints by parents of near misses with students (walking and riding bicycles) and cars parked illegally around the school recently, we want to take this opportunity to reiterate the importance of following carpool instructions.
 

  • You MUST be in the carpool lane or a legal parking spot to pick-up your student! 
  • You MAY NOT PARK ALONG Bolero Drive or Apple Orchard!  This is illegal and police have been asked to start patrolling the area and issuing tickets. 
  • PLEASE remind your children to use the cross walks, look both ways and to never run into the street.  We know this sounds like it should be common sense for these children but there are MANY children who dart out into the street to either cross or get into parent vehicles parked illegally. 
  • If your child is walking to the lower lots to meet you in a legal parking space, please remind them to use the sidewalks and not cut thru the parking lot.
     

Again, if your student is assigned to ride a bus, please put them on the bus in the morning and afternoon when possible.  This IS the safest way for them to arrive to and from school.
 

One last reminder. With the weather becoming colder, please remember that students are not allowed in the building until 8:25 am when the bell rings.  DO NOT drop them off earlier than 8:20 am.
 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our students safe.