AASD
Johnston's Safe Routes to School
Posted on 09/12/2019
Dear Families,

Welcome Back! We are excited for the start of a new school year! Appleton Area School District staff has worked the Safe Routes to School Program to review drop off and pick-up procedures at our school, that are safe for our children and allow for buses and emergency vehicles to adequately access the school and surrounding neighborhood.

Please bear in mind that these procedures are done with the safety of our children in mind. There is no perfect answer and patience and compliance is essential to make this work as smoothly as possible.  

Dropping off by personal vehicle in the AM:
Students can be dropped off as early as 6:30 am to the YMCA Extended Day Learning Program And 8:10 am for the regular school day.
Do not use the parking lot as a drop off.
You may park in any of the areas on the map shown in green. Remind your student to use the crosswalks and crossing guards when crossing the street and to cross with caution
Do not park in areas marked in red or blue as they are designated no parking zones or bus zones. 
Areas marked in yellow are designated stop n’ go zones. Cars should pull over, students should exit on the passenger side, and the car should exit the area. Cars should not be in this area for longer than one minute and cars should never be parked or left unattended.

Picking up by personal vehicle in the PM:
Students will be dismissed from school at 3:16 pm And students attending the YMCA Extended Day Learning Program needs to be picked up by 6:00 pm.
You may park in any of the areas on the map shown in green. Remind your student to use the crosswalks and crossing guards when crossing the street and to cross with caution. 
Do not park in areas marked in red or blue as they are designated no parking zones or bus zones. 

Overall Tips:
We encourage you to consider having your child walk or bike to school each day if they are at an age where it is safe for them to do so. Walking or biking to school encourages exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Carpooling and riding the bus are also great options to help alleviate traffic.
If your child is already walking to school, we encourage you to remind them of safe walking tips; always use crosswalks whenever they are available – do not cut through the middle of an intersection, always walk through a crosswalk – do not run, follow the instructions of the crossing guards, make eye contact with drivers of vehicles before crossing the street to make sure they see you, be patient and respectful of others.

Safety remains our highest priority to ensure that students arrive and are dismissed from school in a safe and organized way.

We ask everyone to correctly follow our pick-up and drop-off procedures. Failure to do so creates chaos, frustration and unsafe conditions. Each family should discuss these drop-off and pick-up procedures together.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in following these procedures, which will create a safe and efficient start and end to each school day.

Sincerely,
MaiKou Heu
Principal
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