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.

ARRIVAL: Supervision at HMS starts at 8:20 am. Students arriving by car should be dropped off at the main entrance by pulling as far up to the circle drive as possible, asking your child to quickly exit the car, and pulling out of the circle drive to allow for more cars to drop off. It is important to keep the line moving, and to maintain one line of traffic.

Students who walk to school or are dropped off by cars should proceed around the building to the supervised playground area 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, 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.

Morning Arrival Map
Morning Arrival Map

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. Please be patient in the line, and wait for it to move. Bypassing the line creates an unsafe situation for our students. We ask that students stay on the sidewalk by the building until their car reaches the line in the circle drive. This allows for students to safely enter their cars.

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.

Afternoon Dismissal Map
Afternoon Dismissal Map
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