The attached diagram showing traffic flow at the new St. Vincent de Paul has been created to increase safety for our students and staff during rush hours times. It has been developed with the assistance of Leslie Maxwell from transportation and the City of Cambridge. You can see from the diagram that there are specific restrictions at our location. With the increase in volume of cars and pedestrian traffic, we ask that parents observe the following: parents are not permitted to park in the side parking lot (for staff only); vehicles are not permitted to enter the front circular driveway during bus loading and off-loading times (8:35 to 9:05, and 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.). The stretch of Faial Road in front of the school along the sidewalk is not for parking, rather for stopping only, to off-load/load students- parents must remain in their car. If parents need to park, you may do so on Juliana Cres, Bakersfield, or Faial between the first driveway entrance and Elgin St. Staff members will greet kindergarten children when they are dropped off at the front on Faial Road. We encourage parents of children older than kindergarten to drop off their children on Elgin at the Catwalk, or Bakersfield at the Catwalk. This will reduce greatly the congestion at the front of the school. Note: no one is permitted to park in the Daycare parking spaces directly in front of the YMCA Daycare; these spaces are reserved for Daycare only. If you need to pick up a sick or injured child, you may park, for a limited time, in the ‘bus zone’ in the driveway directly in front of the school, as long as it is not during the bus zone times that pick up/drop off children. Again, parking here is for a LIMITED TIME ONLY for the purpose of a quick pick up/drop off outside of the bus loading times, which are 8:35 to 9:05 and 2:45 and 3:45. Alternately, we are in the process of offering a ‘Walking School Bus’ and ‘Drive to Five Campaign’ to help to relieve congestion and provide an alternative for parents who need to drop children off before 8:45. We hope that we can provide this concept sometime in October. If you are interested in supporting this new venture, contact the school at 519-740-0678. The more parents we have to help, the more viable this option will be for our community.
Thank you for supporting student safety in high traffic zones. We know you want the BEST for your children and we are here to help! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your concerns.
Mrs. S. Sawyer, Mr. F. Krauss