Tuesday, September 6th, the school year begins here in Fern Ridge, and we are excited to see students back in the buildings!
With the return of school days, we also have the return of traffic congestion, especially at the beginning of the year when students are learning their new bus routes, pick up & drop off time, and bus procedures, not to mention while parents are learning and remembering parking lot procedures!
School buses are picking up their passengers, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school, and harried parents are running behind due to the inevitabilities of life and trying to drop off their kids before work. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present, ESPECIALLY at the beginning of the year when it is new for many.
- Slow down in the school zones.
- Know the drop-off and pick-up procedures at your school. If you have questions, call the school!
- If you have the ability to carpool, it REALLY helps AM congestion.
- Be extra alert when you encounter a school bus on the road.
Thank you for your help in ensuring all of our students are safe!
Gary Carpenter, Superintendent, FRSD 28J