• In the Spring of 2013, a Safe Routes to School Engineering Assessments was conducted to examine the traffic flow around Avery Elementary and to make recommendations to improve the efficiency and safety for both school families and the community.

    This past year, a team comprised of teachers, parents, and administrators collaborated with the purpose of improving the arrival and dismissal procedures at Avery. The safety and security of our students was the top priority during these planning meetings. The team also considered the culture and community that Avery families greatly value. The following changes will be introduced to begin the school year. Your assistance in making arrival and dismissal at Avery safer is greatly appreciated.

    Arrival from 8:00-8:20 AM

    • Bompart Avenue
      • Increased supervision with staff members and parent volunteers.
      • Carpool Drop-off only in front – parents to remain in vehicles with staff members assisting students; No parking during arrival
      • Students must exit vehicles from the passenger side for safety reasons
    • Marshall Avenue
      • Atrium entrance will be open for arrival for students dropped off on Marshall
      • Additional staff to monitor drop-off and direct students to entrance
      • Students must exit vehicles from the passenger side for safety reasons
    • Atalanta Avenue (No Parking—Carpool Drop Off Only from 8:00-8:20)
      • Additional staff and parent volunteers to assist in students walking to main entrance o Strongly encourage families to travel West only from Bompart towards Glen to alleviate congestion and increase safety
      • No parking on sidewalks
      • Students must exit vehicles from the passenger side for safety reasons

    Dismissal 3:00 PM

    • Bompart Avenue
      • Procedure to remain the same
    • Atalanta Avenue (No Parking)
      • Strongly encourage families to travel West only from Bompart towards Glen to alleviate congestion and increase safety
      • No parking on sidewalks
    • Back Staff Parking Lot
      • Staff parking only
      • No entrance or exit from 2:30 – 3:10

    The drawing below illustrates the desired traffic pattern that we feel will make arrival and dismissal safer and more efficient. We appreciate your assistance with these changes to the arrival and dismissal procedures at Avery. The safety and wellbeing of students, families, and the community will continue to be a priority at Avery Elementary.

    Avery Arrival & Dismissal