New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures for 2016-2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,safety to school safe to home

We welcome you to a great school year! Our year starts with some changes you must know. You have a new teacher, a new class and a new grade.

As you may have noticed the City of Encinitas installed a queuing lane,
parallel parking lane and sidewalk on Vulcan Ave in front of the school. We
are so thankful for this increase in safety for our families!

In addition, Tasha Boerner Horvath will lead a “walking school bus” from
Cottonwood Creek Park to school for the first two weeks to help alleviate
traffic and parking congestion. This is a great option for Kinder families who
want to park and walk in with their children!

The Safe Drop Off & Pick Up Routes will take effect starting the first day
of school, Monday, August 22, 2016.

Thank you in advance for your help in improving the safety of our children!

Kind regards,
Adriana Chavarin, Principal
Rebecca Conley, PTA President

Click here to Download the details and rules of Pick Up and Drop Off at PEC in English

Click Here to Download the details and rules of Pick Up and Drop Off at PEC in Spanish


Click Here to Download/View the Traffic Flow Map in English
Click Here to Download/View the Traffic Flow Map in Spanish

SAFELY DROPPING OFF & PICKING UP YOUR CHILDREN

  • Walk or bike when possible to avoid high traffic volumes, especially in the morning.
  • Take the time to practice your drop off and pick up procedures before school starts.
  • Two, separate car routes Parents can drop off and pick up their children on either the East Route or West Route.
The East Route (blue line) takes cars along Hygeia, Cereus, Hermes, Union and into the green Safe Loading Zone in front of the main office and then back to Hygeia the way they came in. There is no left turn out of the Safe Loading Zones to prevent traffic jams. There is also no going south on Union beyond the turning point.
The West Route (orange line) takes cars from the north-bound lane on Vulcan into the green Safe Loading Zone in the Kinder Lot, a left onto Union and then back out to Vulcan. There is no right turn onto Union from the Kinder Lot exit. Orange cones will block this route. Queuing on the West Route(orange line) can only begin at dismissal time (2:20 PM M-Th;12:45 PM F) to prevent blocking oftraffic onto Vulcan.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A MAP OF PEC SAFE DROP OFF & PICK UP 2016-2017 IN ENGLISH

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A MAP OF PEC SAFE DROP OFF & PICK UP 2016-2017 IN SPANISH

School Safety Dos and Dont’s

  • Do use designated safe zones
    Please wait to drop off and pick up your children until you reach the green Safe Loading Zone.
  • Do park properly
    Please use designated parking spaces and public parking. Parking up at Orpheus Park and walking down can be a good alternative for many families.
  • Do role model good behavior
    As we transition to this new traffic flow, please be respectful of your safety guards, parent volunteers and safety patrol who may give guidance on the appropriate routes to take.
  • Do practice
    Please take the time before school starts to practice how you will drop off and pick up.
  • Do share this information
    Please share your this letter with anyone involved with PEC drop off and pick up.
  • Do be patient
    The transition will take some getting used to. We will collect feedback, review over fall break and make any necessary changes. If you have any questions, please email pec.tsc@gmail.com.
  • Do be a good neighbor
    The business parking lots on Vulcan are not public lots and cannot be used for school parking. Neighboring business will start towing cars, at your expense, should you park in their lots. Also please do not block neighbors’ driveways.
  • Don’t “jump the line”
    Trying to cut in is disrespectful, dangerous and will be cited.
  • Don’t head south on Vulcan
    To arrive at drop off from Leucadia Blvd., please take Hygeia to either Cereus (for the East Route) or to Orpheus and then northbound on Vulcan (for the West Route). The City has posted no left turn signs during school drop off and pick up times on Vulcan at Union and the Kinder Lot to keep you and our children safe.

 

Click here to download the details and rules of Pick Up and Drop Off at PEC.

JOIN THE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE(TSC)!

The TSC is committed to the safety and security of ALL of our children and want your input and support. If you have any questions, please email pec.tsc@gmail.com. All constructive feedback is encouraged.

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