If you are standing in front of Salt Brook, looking at the main entrance, traffic flows from the right, through the circle and out to the left.
When pulling into the circle, do not enter into the teacher parking lot on the right, continue left into the front circle to drop kids off in front of the school.
As you enter the circle, pull up as far as you can along the curb at the front of the school to allow the maximum number of cars to stop and unload kids. DO NOT stop at the center/school entrance if there is space to pull up in front of you.
Have your kids ready to go - say your goodbyes before you pull into the circle - if kids can't reliably exit the cars by themselves, don't use the drop off.
Kids should exit to the right side of the car, along the sidewalk. Please make it easy on the kids by moving younger siblings carseats behind the driver so they don't have to climb over to exit.
Drivers should not exit their vehicles or loiter. Vehicles should exit the front circle area carefully and promptly.
Move to the left as you exit, allowing a second line of cars to pull up to the curb while you wait to merge onto Maple.
The visitor parking spots in front of the school are only for those who plan to exit AFTER 8:40 AM.
DO NOT drop kids off along Maple in front of the school as it is very dangerous for them to have to cross the line of cars.
Consider using some of the alternate drop off sites to ease congestion in the main circle - see the illustration on this page.
Willow Street drop off:
There is an additional morning drop off behind the school on Willow Street. Enter the street from Springfield Ave and pull all the way forward along the sidewalk.
Drop off is the same as in the front circle, pull as far forward as possible, have the kids ready to exit on the right, drivers should not exit the vehicle, pull ahead to exit the drop off carefully and promptly.
Pull around the circle after dropping off and exit back onto Springfield Ave. PLEASE NOTE: no left turns from Willow Street on to Springfield Ave. from 7:30 to 9:00 AM.
During the school day (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM)
If you need to visit the school during school hours use the visitor spots in the front circle, do not park the car along the curb.
Plan to exit before 2:30 PM or after 3:30 PM as the circle will be closed close to dismissal.
After school (2:30 PM and later)
There is no parking in the teacher lots, upper or lower playground and the circle will be closed to traffic.
Please park along Maple or another spot away from the school and either walk to pick up kids or have kids walk to you.