Traffic Patterns, Busing and Carpool Arrival/Dismissal
Due to both the physical location of Lee Eaton and state minimum busing in the district, arrival and dismissal present some very interesting obstacles for many of our parents and students. Below are several documents that will help you safely and (hopefully) efficiently navigate our procedures during both our pick-up and drop-off times.
Bus information will be posted by August 18th on our transportation webpage:
Please check bus routes and times after the 18th, username: bus password: stop
Students walking home will typically be released during bus dismissal so that they can safely exit the building ahead of carpool dismissal. This will limit crosswalk delays and speed up carpool lines when dismissing students. Walkers, please be cautious when walking home. Obey traffic personnel, avoid walking across private lawns and be safe :)
Carpool forms were sent home in the summer mailing, but you can also access them here:
Some key reminders for parents dropping off and picking up:
-Please return your carpool form as soon as possible. We will begin this process the first day of school. Students are dismissed to the cafeteria and released in "flights" based on the car codes displayed in your windshield, so visibility for LE traffic personnel is key :)
-Drivers are asked not to attempt left turns from Ledge Road between 7-8 am and from 2-3 pm. Traffic gridlock occurs at the intersections of Firestone, Ledge and our Carpool Entrance during these heavily traveled times. Northfield PD will assist with traffic intermittently, however, school personnel will only be concerned with student pedestrians and are not permitted to direct traffic. Use caution and stay calm...we understand that the conditions are not ideal, and simply want to ensure that safety is our #1 concern.
-There will be a 2 lane entry to our East lot for both arrival and dismissal. This will allow for maximum traffic in our lot, and minimal traffic spilling onto Ledge Rd. See the map below for details: