Drop Off Lane Update

Posted by Allison Wygal on 1/10/2019 2:00:00 PM


As we transition to the second semester of the year, we wish to take this opportunity to address drop off lane procedures and concerns.  We have become increasingly aware of what works, and what doesn’t, and we’d like to add a few more tips to create a better flow of traffic. 

The fire lane, as well as the curb lane north of the fire lane, is widely underutilized during morning drop off.  This area, when the driver is NOT exiting the vehicle, is available for drop use.  This will allow more students to exit their vehicles at one time and create less congestion in the left lane.  Per procedure, find a spot as far forward as possible and merge into the right lane (curb lane).  After your student exits your vehicle merge back into left lane traffic. 

Sometimes, it is easier (especially when North of the fire lane) to merge back into the left lane closer to the stop sign.  Oftentimes, parents are dropping their students off as far back as the playground and then merging back into the left lane.  This is creating unnecessary congestion too early in the drop off process.  We would, again, like to emphasize that the goal is to find a spot as far forward as possible.  Utilizing spots north of the fire lane will help eliminate delays and traffic jams so close to the entrances from Route 68.  We ask that you still be mindful of the cross walk and those using it, however utilizing this extra space will allow for a better flow of traffic and lighten the left lane traffic jam issue we are currently experiencing. 

In closing, we would like to remind families that students should ALWAYS exit the passenger side of the vehicle in the curb lane only, and drivers are NEVER permitted to exit their vehicle during morning drop off (parking is permitted after drop off and during pick up).  Should your child need assistance exiting the vehicle, please use the visitor parking lot, and walk your child to the building.  If you have questions or concerns please e-mail awygal@wlstigers.org.