Safe Traffic Routes

It is important to remember to follow the traffic patterns at school so that we can ensure the safety of each and every student as they arrive or leave for the day.  WITH CONSTRUCTION AT HMS, PARENTS MUST BE FLEXIBLE AND PATIENT DURING DROP OFF AND PICK UP.  IT IS HIGHLY IMPORTANT YOU FOLLOW THE TRAFFIC PATTERNS INDICATED BELOW.  WE HAVE PERSONNEL OUT IN THE LOTS DIRECTING TRAFFIC TO HELP YOU KNOW THE CORRECT ROUTE.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS!

ARRIVAL: Supervision at HMS starts at 8:20 am. Students arriving by car should be dropped off at PATH AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE LOT.  Pull up to the cone and drop your child off as quickly as possible, directing your child to head to the path and back playground of the school.  In the event of inclement weather, you will forego the drop off at the corner, and proceed to the main entrance where your child will enter the building upon arrival.  Staff will be on hand to direct your child to the correct spot and to ensure all students’ safety.  In all cases, it is important to keep the line moving, and to maintain one line of traffic.

Students who walk or bike to school should follow the path around the building  to the supervised playground area.  They will remain there until 8:40 am when the bell rings, and students enter the building. In the case of inclement or cold weather, students will be brought into the building, and will wait in Gym A.

After dropping off your child, and exiting the car line, please turn right onto Hunter Road. This will help to keep traffic moving smoothly, and will ensure the safety of our students who might be walking to school. Also be aware of students crossing both at Hunter and Illinois, as well as at the crosswalk from the corner to the main walkway in front of the building.

AM Drop Off HMS

DISMISSAL: School is dismissed at 3:35 pm. Students who are picked up by car, should exit through the front of the building and meet the car in the car line. The car line after school loops around the parking lot as indicated in the graphic below.  Please be patient in the line, and wait for it to move. Bypassing the line creates an unsafe situation for our students. For their safety, we ask that students stay on the sidewalk and refrain from crossing the parking lot or car line to get into their car.  

When your child is safely in your car, and you are in the circle drive, please proceed efficiently out of the drive, waiting your turn in line. Exit the drive by turning right onto Hunter Road. Please also allow for the buses to enter and exit the upper lot, as it is important that they get on their routes efficiently.

Some families choose to meet their HMS students at a location away from the school drive. If this is your preference, please communicate that to your child clearly, and be aware of students who may be walking home or other cars who are traveling on the side streets. See the diagram below for more information about dismissal.

HMS PM Dismissal

 

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