We have received concerns from staff and parents about morning drop off. It is being observed that many parents are crossing the street with their children outside of the designated crosswalk areas. We have even observed some parents allowing their children to cross the street outside of the designated crosswalks alone. This is a huge safety concern. Students MUST be crossing at the crosswalk whether they are accompanied by an adult or by themselves. Please do not encourage or teach your child that jaywalking is okay.
We also are seeing many drivers making left turns out of the parking lot. This is another traffic and safety hazard. Right turns are mandated by Kinetic Academy into and out of our parking lot at the direct request from the HBPD who have observed and monitored our morning and afternoon valet on many occasions.
Cars that are passing by drive quickly down Utica, and as many of you know, they often drive in the oncoming traffic lane to avoid getting stuck behind parents that are turning into our parking lot. If students and parents are crossing in undesignated areas and drivers are making left turns out of the lot, there is the potential for a very unsafe situation.
We all have the same goal: to keep our students, staff and KA community safe. Parents, please follow the rules that we have set forth. They are there for a reason. A map outlining our valet and pedestrian rules is attached for your review.
Thank you for understanding and your cooperation with this. Working together is the only way to keep everyone safe.