Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Safety Plan begins May 9th

Posted May 2, 2011 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on May 2, 2011. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Stay tuned for a new drop-off and pick-up procedure at Central beginning Monday May 9th.  We will pilot the program for 3 weeks to see what kinds of challenges we need to overcome in the hopes of rolling out a program for next school year.  Due to increased enrollment, we are experiencing greater number of cars in front of Woodside and have observed EXTREME lapses in judgement during drop off and pick-up. These lapses have resulted in multiple “near misses”, stepped up enforcement from the Police including multiple tickets being issued and most recently, a child colliding with a car pulling into the wrong-way of Building Blocks Preschool driveway.

As a community, we must come together and create a safe environment for our children.  The purpose of the plan is to designate drop off and pick up zones and alleviate congestion on Woodside by diverting up to 80 cars to Akenside.  The full plan will come via E-back pack on Wednesday along with a Map and clear instructions.  Safe practices include:

No Cell Phone use  in School Zone (State law)

No double parking!

Students enter and exit cars on the Passenger side only. Please do not ask your children to cross traffic to get to school or your car.  This is so dangerous.

Do not park in “No Parking”zones.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and look for Parents on Thursday who will be handing out flyers explaining the new plan in detail.  The Police will be on hand Monday to assist in the smooth transition to a safe school zone.


Central PTO